Osborne Industries Names President and Chief Operating Officer

Osborne Industries Announces George Eakin as President and Chief Operating Officer

Osborne, KS – Manufacturer of livestock management equipment and custom molded plastics, Osborne Industries, Inc., has named long-time employee George Eakin as the president and chief operating officer of the Kansas based employee-owned company.

“George has a very high level of knowledge about our products and processes that will keep us focused on our goal; to provide innovative products and solutions that benefit our employees and customers,” said Osborne Industries vice president and chief financial officer, Tom Kober.

A native of rural Kansas, Eakin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dordt College – Iowa, a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University and in 1998 was certified as a State of Kansas Professional Engineer.

Eakin joined Osborne Industries as a product engineer in 1987. From 1990-2009, he was chief engineer and in 2009 became vice president of operations. Throughout his tenure, Eakin has been a key player in growing Osborne Industries’ custom molding business, played an instrumental role in the development of Osborne’s line of livestock equipment, and was listed as co-inventor on multiple patents including:

  • Swinging gate assembly, electronic livestock feeding station, and automated sorting system (2 patents)
  • Polyolefin compositions having enhanced ultraviolet and oxidative resistance and methods for their production and use
  • Method and apparatus for ceiling ventilation
  • Method and means for improved sidewall ventilation

Eakin also worked on the project management team at Osborne Industries in charge of overseeing several facility construction projects. Notable projects include: construction of the Resin Transfer Molding production facility and Electronics department, set-up and operation of the Reaction Injection Molding facility, design of the mold pre-form area, and construction of the livestock demonstration farm.

“I am excited to work with the many skilled and capable Osborne employee-owners as we grow our company. It will take hard work and dedication from everyone to be successful and I am confident that we will achieve our goals,” said Eakin.

To learn more about Osborne Livestock Equipment, please contact us online today.