(Galion, OH – June 24th, 2015) – E-Crane International USA (ECI-USA), a market leader in material handling solutions for the bulk and scrap handling industry, today announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously elected Steven M. Osborne as Chief Executive Officer effective June 24th, 2015. Steven Osborne succeeds his father and ECI-USA’s current President and CEO Mark W. Osborne who has been successfully leading the company since it was founded in 1999. Mark Osborne will continue to serve the company as a member of the management team responsible for sales & marketing.
“The Board of Directors is delighted that Steven will lead ECI-USA in these exciting times towards an even more bright future.” said Lieven Bauwens, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Steven has a thorough understanding of the needs of our customers and a clear vision on how to grow our business in the Americas. I know he will accomplish his goals in close cooperation with both the management team and all ECI-USA employees. I have no doubt that he is the right person to take the helm at ECI-USA. ”
“I have always believed in him so it was no surprise that the Board of Directors confirmed his talents. I am so happy for him and for ECI-USA. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity on the years to come on behalf of the company I love. Being Steven’s father it makes me proud to see that third generation of engineers in our family is doing so well.” said Mark Osborne former President and CEO.
“I am honored that the Board of Directors chose me to follow in the footsteps of my father who has led ECI-USA for the past 16 years.” said Steven Osborne. “I am also thrilled that I will have the ability to rely on my father’s counsel over the coming years as he is an exceptional executive, leader, role model and friend.”
Steven holds a mechanical engineering degree from The Ohio State University and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.
ECI-USA, based in Galion, Ohio, since 2007, is wholly owned subsidiary of the E-Crane Group of Companies, based in Adegem, Belgium. ECI-USA is responsible for sales and customer service of the E-Crane product line in North in South America. ECI-USA has grown to 29 employees including offices in Columbus, Ohio, for Sales and Engineering and a brand new Service Center in Rockport, Texas, opened in August 2014.