Osborn Announces Two Managing Hires

Jon-Michael Raymond has been named private brand national account manager, while Brian Smith has been appointed North American marketing manager.

Osborn recently announced the hiring of a new private brand national account manager and a marketing manager.

Jon-Michael Raymond was named private brand national account manager, responsible for growing business within private brand and retail customers.

Raymond holds a master’s in business administration from Assumption College and has more than seven years of experience in the industry. He has been a part of the “Emerging Leaders” and “New Membership Committee Task Force” committees through the Industrial Supply Association. Raymond hopes to grow and obtain new, profitable business in the private brand market and penetrate the retail side in the industrial marketplace.

“We are happy to welcome Jon-Michael and his talents to our team,” said Mark Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing at Osborn. “He is someone who is not only looking to grow sales, but grow sales at an above-target gross margin.”

Raymond currently lives in Fishers, Ind., with his wife and two children. He enjoys running, golfing, traveling and is an avid Boston sports fan.

Brian S. Smith was appointed North American marketing manager, responsible for overseeing marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, trade shows, websites, packaging, trademarks and literature/catalogs. A graduate of Kent State University, Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the business-to-business marketing field. Smith hopes to develop deeper engagement with distributors and end-users and allow Osborn to provide unique solutions.

“We are very excited to incorporate Brian’s expertise into our wheelhouse,” said Johnson. “His business-to-business knowledge makes him a strong asset in our efforts to build up our brand’s credibility and consistency.”

Smith currently lives in Concord, Ohio, with his wife and two children. He has served time in the U.S. Army, and when he’s not working, volunteers as a Cub Scout den leader and a baseball, basketball and softball coach.

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