Osborne Industries, Inc., has named long time employee George Eakin as the president and chief operating officer of the Kansas based employee-owned company.
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
. 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
Osborne Industries, founded in 1973, is a 100% employee-owned diversified developer of livestock equipment and custom molded plastics.