Mapei has named Jesse Osborne as the new general manager for its Mapei/GRT concrete admixtures and cement additives division, which is headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota.
Osborne will report directly to Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of MAPEI North America. He will also interact closely with MAPEI’s Global Liquid Admixture Group –headed by Walter Nussbaumer – and the Research & Development Center in Milan, Italy, as MAPEI/GRT adds new product offerings to its portfolio.
Osborne’s topline goal is to expand the reach of the regional MAPEI/GRT sales territory into a national footprint. Geographic expansion will begin in Texas and the Southeastern United States, and spread up the East Coast to the Northeast. The division will also be developing synergies with MAPEI’s facilities and sales people in Canada.
Osborne comes to MAPEI/GRT with 37 years of experience in the industry, having previously worked for BASF and Euclid Chemical.mIn addition to managing sales and R&D, Osborne will oversee manufacturing operations for MAPEI/GRT.