Jon Tibbets (left) and Scott OsborneClick image to enlargeJon Tibbets (left) and Scott Osborne

BLM Group USA has announced the appointment of two new regional sales managers to help develop sales of the company’s laser tube cutting systems, benders and machining equipment product lines.

Scott Osborne will be responsible for sales in Western Canada and the Northwest U.S. He has over 21 years of experience in the fabrication and metalworking industry. Prior to joining BLM Group he was a Northwest Canada regional sales manager for Multicam CNC Cutting Solutions of Dallas, TX. 

Osborne lives in British Columbia.

Jon Tibbets has been named regional sales manager for the western regions of Michigan and Ohio. Tibbets has a strong background in capital equipment sales, having been a regional sales manager for Schuler Press and Automation as well as selling pressroom equipment through his own company. Most recently, he worked for Padnos Recycling Co., selling the company’s machine shop services.

Tibbets lives in Grand Rapids, MI.

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