Chairman & CEO
Mr. Gage A. Kent is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Corporation (KC). Based in Muscatine, Iowa, the Company’s operating subsidiaries
include Grain Processing Corporation (Corn Wet Milling); Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. (Animal Nutrition Products); Kent Pet Group, Inc. (Pet Products); Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. Seasonings and Dry Blended Foods); and The Sqwincher Corporation (Hydration Products).
In addition to Chairman and CEO of KC, and Co-Chairman of GPC, Mr. Kent currently serves as Chairman of Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. and Kent Pet Group of Muscatine, Iowa. He also serves as Chairman of Kent Precision Foods Group of St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Kent is a native of Muscatine, Iowa, and is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Locally, Mr. Kent was a founding member (and past Chairman) of the Muscatine Charities, Inc. Board of Directors; a past member (and past Chairman) of the Board for the Muscatine Power and Water public utility; as well as having chaired and been involved in the Muscatine Community Sheltered Workshop. He is also a member of various social and fraternal organizations, and an active philanthropist.
On the state level, Mr. Kent serves on the Board of Trustees of Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa); he is a member and former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Iowa College Foundation; a member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry; and a member of the Iowa Business Council. Mr. Kent is Chairman of the Board of the Iowa Innovation Corridor and is also a member Emeritus of the Board of Governors of Iowa State University Foundation.
On the national level, Mr. Kent serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.
Gage Kent has two children