RICHMOND, Indiana – June 2017 – Osborn announced Paul Dent as its new director of sales for its Load Runners® division. In this position, Dent is responsible for managing sales growth and manufacturers’ representative groups in the United States, Canada and other countries around the world. With more than 35 years of industry experience in three different countries, Dent previously worked as regional sales manager at Fenner Drives, industrial senior account manager and corporate account executive at Oiles America Corporation, regional sales manager at Peer Bearing Company and western sales manager at Accurate Bushing Company. Dent has also served in many different positions on several committees for the Power Transmission Distributor Association and the Bearing Specialist Association.

“Paul’s wealth of knowledge will help Osborn reestablish market share and reenergize the brand as we continue to deliver world-class Load Runner application solutions,” said John Lukow, general manager, Load Runners, at Osborn. “We look forward to seeing his decades-worth of experience in sales strategy and account management help further position Osborn as an industry leader.”

Dent currently lives in Casa Grande, Arizona, and graduated from St. Peter’s Technical College in the United Kingdom. He is married with two children and enjoys golf, cooking and riding motorcycles in his spare time.

Load Runners®

Osborn Load Runners is the world’s leading idler-rollers and rail solution manufacturer, used in numerous industries from health care and primary metals, to automotive and general industry. For more information, visit

About Osborn

Osborn is the world’s leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools for industrial and commercial applications within material finishing, deburring, cleaning, honing and surface polishing segments. Founded in 1887, Osborn now includes operations in 13 countries and serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit