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About Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Helping manufacturers produce and profit for 10 years beyond the machine

SINCE 2011

Your Trusted Solution Provider & proven leader in machinery solutions

Premier is vested in YOUR future success.

Through a diverse assortment of machine manufactures backed by the experience and skill of your Premier partners, we’re here to ensure you receive the highest quality equipment, service, and solutions to maximize your investment.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is more than a manufacturing supplier; We are focused on YOU, our valued customer. The machining industry is surrounded by tough products and hard workers, but that doesn’t mean your ability to have the best production solutions or customer service should be tough or hard.

Research has indicated horizontal machining, automation, and die/mold machinery are necessary to ensure your optimal production needs. For this reason, Premier has leveraged its customer service, friendly approach and knowledge of the market to quickly gain an esteemed reputation within the industry. The result has provided more options and proven solutions to meet even your most demanding needs.

Today, Premier has teamed up with manufacturers from all over the world to supply you with the best machines in the industry. If you need it done, and you want it done right the first time, Premier Machine Tool Midwest is YOUR SOLUTION PROVIDER!

What we Strive For

Our Mission

To provide the best “customer experience” right from our first introduction through fulfillment and beyond, committed to presenting options and solutions through education, clear communication, timely response, and meaningful relationships.

meet our team

Premier Machine Tool Team

Our team specializes in equipment, automation, and project management. They are dedicated to helping you get the most from your technology investments. 

We are losing the name “Vendor” or “Supplier” and are emerging as a true profit partner and solution provider by providing productivity solutions, a priority on safety and profitable advice. We don’t point out your deficiencies; We help you overcome challenges and increase productivity.

Price means nothing without efficiency and profit. So, we focus on your expected and desired outcome and give you a customer experience above what you are expecting.

Josh Witt


Passion, customer service, manufacturer support, industry knowledge, and customized solutions, create the vital framework of Premier Machine Tool and Josh Witt is the personification of these ideals. As Co-Owner, Josh thrives on helping you with your machining needs to ensure your company’s ultimate profitability and productivity.
As a very relatable guy with a long history in the business, Josh’s favorite aspect of serving the industrial community is uncovering the best possible solution to a multitude of machining challenges. Together with partner, A.J. Schweda, Josh is proud to have started Premier with someone who shares his same business values. The value of this highly dynamic team has resulted in unsurpassed customer service and industry knowledge focused on maximizing every client’s time, talent, and resources. Premier is often referred to and recognized as the industries ‘Solution Providers.’
Josh’s experience with industrial machines and manufacturing provides great insight when assessing your specific needs. Perhaps his most important attribute however, is the mass accumulation of connections Josh is able to make in recommending your best options for a profitable outcome. Add to that the strong relationships he has built within the industry over the past 20 years, and Josh has the ability to make sure your machining needs and projects are completed by the finest in the business with unsurpassed materials and implementation.
When not making sure your machining needs are met, Josh enjoys a wide array of seasonal activities from snowmobiling to waterskiing. Josh looks forward to increasing your company’s value, solving your most difficult machining challenges, earning your trust, gaining a friendship, and showing you why Premier Machine Tool is the only partner you need for a complete line of machining and tooling solutions.

AJ Schweda


For over two decades, A.J. Schweda has been honing his knowledge within the industrial machine and tool industry to ensure the greatest success for you, your machine tool needs, and your customers. As a sales and machine tool professional, A.J. has learned the finest ways to provide for your machining and customer service needs. With partner, Josh Witt, A.J. formed Premier Machine Tool Midwest in October, 2011; a full-service consulting and distribution company. If you are strictly interested in price, you will inevitably be missing the true value offered by A.J. as your trusted “partner”.
A.J.’s focus is on efficiency and profitability for you and your company. A satisfied customer once stated they “…would only buy from A.J. Schweda and if anyone didn’t do the same, they would be making a huge mistake.” Schweda is widely known by Fortune 500 companies and small, local businesses alike as the ‘Solution Provider’ for his personal care, strategic problem mind set, professional connections, and knowledge of the industry.
Vested in the community, A.J. participates in teaching the next generation about the metalworking industry. He has visited multiple technical colleges, high schools, and universities teaching and promoting the importance of the machining industry to our local economy and future machining professionals. A.J. has also worked with the National Tooling and Machining Association and the Wisconsin Tool & Die Association to further educate industry professionals on the trade of machining.
In his spare time, A.J. enjoys racing sailboats called scows. He has been doing so since 1977 in Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Colorado, and California. He currently resides in Hartland, Wisconsin with his wife and two sons. He looks forward to helping you and your company your machine tool needs.

Dan Porter

Director Of Service

Dan Porter, Director of Service, has been serving the machine tool industry for over 24 years. He’s built his career on the foundation of honesty and integrity. He considers himself a fixer and problem solver and began his career in the service industry, based on the recommendations from an Advisor at WCTC.
His favorite part of his career is picking up his tools after a machine is running. Dan believes in customer service and the importance of advising and providing solutions that are most impactful for the customer, not most profitable for his company. He’s established and built lifelong relationships and generally enjoys helping people. His customers can expect Dan to install and fix machines correctly and in a timely manner. He is extremely organized and constantly maintains a line of communication with the customer so they are fully aware of the installation or repair status.
One of Dan’s most memorable repairs was when a service tech pinched some wires in a cover, which caused the machine to short-out as well as fire-off many small mechanical features. After replacing many parts and reinstalling new wires, the job was finally finished at 3am so production for the customer could continue a few hours later.

As Director of Service, his goal at Premier Machine tool is to expand the service department and mentor young techs who enter this industry.

When Dan is not working, he likes to play around in his home machine / electronics shop. When seen with a clean shirt on, he enjoys playing euchre.

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