Our Team

At Osborne Company, Inc. we value our customers and are properly staffed to support your specific needs. We can always be reached during normal business hours at (925) 449‐1700. You can find each individuals email and phone number below within their respective employee profile.  If you do not have a specific person you are trying to reach or have a general inquiry, please click here.

Leadership Team

President

General Manager
Vice President
Vice President of Sales

Outside Team

Territory Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager
Territory Sales Manager, Central Valley
Territory Sales Manager & Business Development Engineer, Northern Nevada
Territory Sales Manager & Business Development Engineer, Greater Bay Area
Business Development Engineer, Sacramento Valley
Business Development Engineer, Bay Area
Business Development Engineer, Bay Area

Inside Team

Operations Manager
Accounts Payable & Receivable
Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales & Quotations
Inside Sales & Quotations
Inside Sales
Front Office
Warehouse Manager

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John Osborne

President
John began his career in 1976 as an outside sales representative for Osborne-Schuepbach Companies. In 1980, John became a junior partner with Osborne Company, a business founded in 1973 by his late father, Dan Osborne. John became president of the agency in 1984 and has maintained full ownership of the Osborne Company since 1988. John is responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of the daily business and the company’s management team.
Industry Experience: 42 years
Affiliations: AIM/R
John Osborne

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Ashley Messier

General Manager
Ashley started in the industry in 2003 and joined Osborne Company in 2007.  Ashley is responsible for manufacturer relations and overseeing the company’s overall strategy, operations, strategic business decisions and commercial sales division.  Ashley is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Industry Experience: 15 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE, ASPE, NCMCA, GBA, PHCC, WSA and AIM/R.
Ashley Messier

Bill Schwartz

Vice President
Bill started in the industry in 1988 and joined Osborne Company in 2001.  Bill is responsible for manufacturer relations and overseeing the company’s engineering, business development, service and aftermarket sales divisions. Bill is a graduate of UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Industry Experience: 30 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE, ASPE, WSA, and AIM/R
Bill Schwartz

Chris Gillespie

Vice President of Sales
Chris started in the industry in 1982 and joined Osborne Company in 1984.  Chris is responsible for overseeing the management of our territory sales managers, wholesale corporate accounts, builder accounts and key production plumbers.  Chris is also responsible for the management of our Hawaii territory. Chris is a graduate of Ferris State University with an Associate Degree in General Education.
Industry Experience: 30 years
Affiliations: AIM/R, BIA, WSA, IAPMO, PHCC, MSBL
Chris Gillespie

Jim Casey

Territory Sales Manager
Jim started in the industry in 1978 and joined Osborne Company in 1995.  Jim has responsibility for residential & multi-family sales of our product lines in 17 counties: San Joaquin, Sacramento, Calaveras, Amador, Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, Lassen, Merced, Stanislaus and Modoc.  Jim is responsible for maintaining relationships with our distribution, contractor, developer and builder partners in the territory.  Jim is a graduate of University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Industry Experience: 40 years
Affiliations: IAMPO and PHCC
Jim Casey

Rick Choate

Territory Sales Manager
Rick started his career in service to our country, specifically the US Marines in Communications before entering the plumbing industry in 1991.  Rick joined Osborne Company in 2004.  Rick has responsibility for residential & multi-family sales of our product lines in 14 counties: Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Tehama, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou and Del Norte.  Rick is responsible for maintaining relationships with our distribution, contractor, developer and builder partners in the territory.
Industry Experience: 27 years
Affiliations: IAMPO and PHCC
Rick Choate

Mike Engel

Territory Sales Manager, Central Valley
Mike started in the industry in 1986 and joined Osborne Company in 2016.  Mike has responsibility for residential & multi-family sales of our product lines in 10 counties: San Benito, Kings, Tulare, Inyo Fresno, Madera, Mono, Merced, Mariposa and Tuolumne.  Mike is responsible for maintaining relationships with our distribution, contractor, developer and builder partners in the territory.
Industry Experience: 32 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE and PHCC
Mike Engel

Frank Sterzinar

Territory Sales Manager & Business Development Engineer, Northern Nevada
Frank started in the industry in 1977 and joined Osborne Company in 2008. Frank has responsibility for residential,  multi-family, and commercial sales of our product lines all counties in the state of Nevada except Clark County. Frank is responsible for maintaining relationships with our distribution, contractor, developer, builder, engineer, facility and end-user partners in the territory. Frank is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.  Frank also holds an Associate Degree in Mechanical Technology from Hudson Valley CC.
Industry Experience: 41 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE and IAMPO (Secretary/Treasurer of No. NV Chapter)
Frank Sterzinar

Abel Aguilar

Territory Sales Manager & Business Development Engineer, Greater Bay Area
Abel started in the industry in 1998 and joined Osborne Company in 2017.  Abel has responsibility for residential & multi-family sales of our product lines in the counties of: Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma.  Abel has responsibly for commercial sales of our product lines in the counties of Marin and Sonoma. Abel is responsible for maintaining relationships with our distribution, contractor, developer, builder, engineer, facility and end-user partners in the territory. Abel is a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Industry Experience: 20 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE and PHCC
Abel Aguilar

Jim Thurston

Business Development Engineer, Sacramento Valley
Jim started in the industry in 1983 and joined Osborne Company in 2011.  Jim is responsible for maintaining relationships with our mechanical contractor, consulting engineer, facility and end-user partners in the territory. Jim Thurston has vast experience in commercial plumbing and piping as a business owner, estimator, project manager and sales engineer . Jim has also completed the plumbing system design curriculum at UCLA.
Industry Experience: 35 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE and ASPE
Jim Thurston

Steve Macone

Business Development Engineer, Bay Area
Steve started in the industry in 1992 and joined Osborne Company in 2017. Steve is responsible for maintaining relationships with our mechanical contractor, consulting engineer, facility and end-user partners in the territory. Steve is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Industry Experience: 26 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE, CSHE, ASPE, and BEST Center
Steve Macone

Bryan Dooley

Business Development Engineer, Bay Area
Bryan started in the industry in 2017 and joined Osborne Company in 2017.  Bryan is responsible for maintaining relationships with our mechanical contractor, consulting engineer, facility and end-user partners in the territory.  Bryan is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Industry Experience: 1.5 years
Affiliations: ASHRAE and ASPE
Bryan Dooley

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Cindy Salo

Operations Manager
Cindy started in the industry in 1990 and joined Osborne Company in 2011.  Cindy is responsible for overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and provides support to our inside sales team and accounting departments.  Cindy carries a license in General Engineering from the state of CA.
Industry Experience: 28 years
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Cindy Salo

Ella Grisso

Accounts Payable & Receivable
Ella began her career in the plumbing industry in 1983 when she joined Osborne Company.  Ella has been involved in literature maintenance, inventory and inside sales.  As Osborne Company continued to grow her talents have been dedicated towards Accounts Payable and Receivable.
Industry Experience: 35 years
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Ella Grisso

Tricia Freer

Inside Sales Manager
Tricia started in the industry in 1979 and joined Osborne Company in 1994.  Tricia is responsible for overseeing the company’s insides sales and quotations team along with managing our I.T. and communications network.
Industry Experience: 39 Years
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Tricia Freer

Larry Stevens

Inside Sales & Quotations
Larry started in the industry in 1978 and joined Osborne Company in 1998.  Larry is responsible for commercial quotations and inside sales support of our various manufacturers. Larry is a graduate of Ohlone College with an associate degree in Business Management and a graduate of University of the Pacific with a degree in Human Services.
Industry Experience: 40 years
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Larry Stevens

Michael Schwartz

Inside Sales & Quotations
Michael started in the industry in 2013 and joined Osborne Company in 2013.  Michael is responsible for commercial quotations and inside sales support of our various manufacturers. Michael is a graduate of CSU Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Environmental Resource Management.
Industry Experience: 5 years
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Michael Schwartz

Dale Spencer

Inside Sales
Dale started his career in service to our country, specifically the US Navy as a Boiler Technician before entering the plumbing industry in 1984.  Dale joined Osborne Company in 2013 and is responsible for inside sales support of our various manufacturers, order processing, inventory control and purchasing.
Industry Experience: 34 years
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Dale Spencer

Christina Moreno

Front Office
Christina started in the plumbing industry in 2017 when she joined Osborne Company.  She came to Osborne Company with over 15 years of office administrative experience.  Christina is responsible for answering phones, inventory control, ordering, billing, and providing support to our inside sales team and accounting departments.
Industry Experience: 1.5 years
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Christina Moreno

Richard Moreno

Warehouse Manager
Richard started his career in the plumbing industry in 2000 while working with a plumbing contractor.  Richard joined Osborne Company in 2004 as a Warehouse Assistant and became Warehouse Manager in 2008.  Richard is responsible for inventory, shipping, receiving and building maintenance.
Industry Experience: 15 years
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Richard Moreno