Osborn Appoints Brian Cassady as Chief Executive Officer

Osborn has appointed Brian Cassady as its new CEO, where he will leverage the skills he honed as CEO of Fansteel to bolster Osborn’s growth plans.


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A photo of Brian Cassady, new CEO of Osborn.
Photo Credit: Osborn

Osborn (Richmond, Ind.) has appointed Brian Cassady as its new chief executive officer. At the helm of Osborn, Cassady will leverage his extensive manufacturing and international experience to drive the company’s plans for continued growth.

“I am thrilled to join Osborn and take charge of leading the company to an even stronger position in the abrasives and polishing products industry,” says Cassady. “I look forward to being able to bring my operational experience to a team that is passionate about developing innovative products for our customers, building on an already illustrious 130+ year history as a global leader in surface finishing and polishing solutions.”

Osborn was particularly impressed by Cassady’s tenure as the chief executive officer at Fansteel Inc., where he led the turnaround of that manufacturer of complex engineered metal parts for aerospace, power generation and automotive markets. Fansteel was awarded the 2014 Turnaround of the Year Award by the Turnaround Management Association while under Cassady’s direction. Previously, Cassady was an interim executive and operating advisor for over a dozen companies throughout North America and Europe acquired by Sun Capital Partners.