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Sales executive

John Edward Osborne was American sales executive. Named Editor Sloan Management Review, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963-1965, Director of Year, Apple Computer, 1984-1985; recipient Golden Circuit award, International Business Machines Corporation, 1972, Golden Apple award, Apple Computer, 1982-1985. Member of Symposiarchs.


Osborne, John Edward was born on May 31, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. Son of John Griswold Osborne and Ann Louise Laupp.


Bachelor, Bethany University, West Virginia, 1963. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1965. Degree in Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1990.


Financial analyst Standard Oil California, San Francisco, 1965—1969. Director system Irving Lundborg & Company, 1969—1970. Marketing manager International Business Machines Corporation, 1970—1980.

Vice president sales & marketing Elect Air Tool Inc., Palo Alto, 1980—1981. Area sales director Apple Computer, Menlo Park, 1981—1985, director field operations Cupertino, 1986—1988, director finance, 1988—1990, Chief Financial Officer, enterprise system division, 1991—1994, senior director sales & marketing, 1994—1997. Executive search consultant Devine & Virnig, Sunnyvale, 1998—2004.

Vice president Essential Solutions Inc., San Jose, 2004—2007. Professor economics Bethany College.


Member of Symposiarchs.


Married Susan Darlene Niehaus, September 15, 1981. Children: John Mark, Benjamin William, Matthew Laupp, Kaitlin Luise. Married Gretchen Elsbeth Webb, August 25, 1962 (divorced February 20, 1979).

John Griswold Osborne

Ann Louise Laupp

Susan Darlene Niehaus

Gretchen Elsbeth Webb

John Mark Osborne

Benjamin William Osborne

Matthew Laupp Osborne

Kaitlin Luise Osborne