Custom plastics molder Osborne Industries, Inc., has named long-time employee George Eakin as president and chief operating officer.
“George has a very high level of knowledge about our products and processes that will keep us focused on our goal, and that is to provide innovative products and solutions that benefit our employees and customers,” says Tom Kober, vice president and chief financial officer of the Kansas-based manufacturer of custom plastic molded products.
A native of rural Kansas, Eakin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Dordt College-Iowa and 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 the custom plastic molding business of Osborne Industries and has played an instrumental role in the development of Osborne’s various custom plastic molding lines.
In addition, Eakin played a key role on the project management team charged with overseeing different facility construction projects, including:
- 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
“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,” says Eakin.