Company History

Delivering Value Through People, Products And Processes


OTP began in 1963 as a small Columbus, Ohio-based industrial distributor of mechanical power transmission equipment and pumps. From the very beginning, our company leaders stressed the importance of hiring and developing great people, treating them right and coupling their talents with a wide range of products from top vendors to provide customers with the best quality products and technical application expertise and services at the lowest possible costs. We have always believed that professional management and state-of-the-art operating and logistics systems are important to the success of the people we work with. While our product lines have expanded significantly over the years, our commitment to integrity and fairness in all transactions with customers, suppliers and associates has remained constant and allowed OTP to grow rapidly.

Now, more than 50 years later, our family has grown to more than 900 associates working in 31 locations throughout the Midwest, South and New England with our sister company, Air Technologies®. Our business is staffed by passionate people who share the founder’s vision for delivering technical expertise, great value, excellent service and working with integrity.

OTP is among the largest industrial distributors in the United States, and we are planning for continued growth. Our size and strength gives us the resources to drive continuous improvement and lower costs. Our greatest strength is in the local decision-making of our people who have the flexibility to respond quickly to your needs. In every business transaction, our goal is to save our customers and partners time, money and resources through our unique combination of individual talent, excellent products and corporate strength.

Whether you are a customer, supplier, or associate, you can count on OTP and our family of companies to support and partner with you in reaching your business and personal goals. Learn more about our mission and values and how we COMMIT to you.