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Kent Corporation Recognizes Milestones at Employee Service Awards

Kent Corporation employees stand with leadership at the 2019 Service Awards. From left, Kent Corporation President & COO John Thorpe, 40-year service award recipient Rod Hohenadel, 40-year service award recipient Todd Hunter, 30-year service award recipient Jean Broders, Kent Corporation CEO & Chairman of the Board Gage Kent and Kent Corporation President and CAO Kevin Fields.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 29, 2019) — Kent Corporation proudly celebrated the longstanding service of its employees at the 2019 Service Awards, held annually at the Kent Conference Center.

In total, 244 employees were honored for the following periods of service: five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years. Such commitment to Kent Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), Kent Pet Group (KPG) and Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG) enables the company to effectively serve its customers and continue on its mission of providing sustainable, nutritious innovative food and ingredients for the whole family.

Kent Corporation Chairman and CEO, Gage Kent personally thanked all of the service award recipients for their time and work dedicated to the company.

Kent Corporation CEO and Chairman of the Board Gage Kent congratulates Carl Rudolph on 45 years of service to the company at the 2019 Service Awards.

“Each employee at Kent Corporation is a valuable team member and plays a very important role in our success,” said Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation Vice-President of Human Resources. “Honoring the milestones achieved by these employees is a small but meaningful way of letting them know their dedication has not gone unnoticed.”

Reynolds spoke individually about Kent employees who received milestone service awards for 40 and 45 years of service. 45 year service award recipients include: Joe Aull (GPC), Ronald Miles (KNG), Dave Phelps (GPC) and Carl Rudolph (GPC). 40 year service award recipients include: Shawn Connor (KNG), Monte Eversmeyer (GPC), Shaaron Garrison (KNG), Ron Hohenadel (KPG), Steven Holladay (KPG), Todd Hunter (KPG), Jon Mayhill (KNG), Jim Moseley (KNG), Lisa Reimers (GPC), and Deb Wykert (Kent Corporation).

Congratulations to the 2019 Service Award Honorees

5 Years: Eric Ackerman (KNG), Craig Alexander (KNG), Chanbath Bann (KPFG), Betty Baumer (KPFG), Kelsey Bell (KNG), Jen Bermel (Kent Corporation), Emily Blair (Kent Corporation), Joseph Boas (KPFG), Douglas Brochin (GPC), Terry Brockman (KPFG), Earnestine Burns (KPFG), Juan Castro (KPFG), Bernabe Castro (KPFG), Robert Chestnut (GPC), Lance Cole (GPC), John Creuzberger (KPFG), Robert Criswell (GPC), Tacia Davis (KNG), Brigida Delgado (KPFG), Joyce Dubay, (KNG), Artemio Estrada-Amigon (KPFG), Ernest Fields (KPFG), Jordan Flynn (GPC), David Forsting (KPFG), Carrie Gaeta (Kent Corporation), Samuel Gines (GPC),  Sheridan Glispie (GPC), Marcus Greenlaw (KPFG), Lois Harvey (KPFG), Linda Heckroth (Kent Corporation), Matthew Hemsworth (KPFG), Patrick Hermiston (GPC), Scott Hewitt (KNG), Caleb Holland (GPC), Bradley Holmes (KNG), Nathan Kane (GPC), Kelley Kennison (KNG), Justin Killough (GPC), Dennis Kolb (KPFG), Jocelyn Koziara (KPFG), Janice Lavrich (KNG), Minh Le (KPG), Callie Lear (KPG), Alphonso Lewis (KPFG), Jennifer McAtee (KPFG), Andrew McDanell (KPFG), Alan Millage (Kent Corporation), Theodore Miller (GPC), Doc Milton (KPG), Molly Nietzel (KNG), Lorna Pearce (GPC), Russell Pierce (GPC), Vickie Pollard (KPFG), Sapanna Putthayangkul (KPFG), Terrye Ray (KPFG), Alan Renault (GPC), Olivia Rice (KPFG), Skyler Robbins (GPC), Antonia Rosales (KPFG), Jonathan Sawyer (GPC), Daniel Sayers (KPFG), Tyler Schleich (KNG), A.J. Schroeder (Kent Corporation), Christopher Shearer (KNG), Michael Shield (KNG), Tina Simmons (Kent Corporation), Aaron Slaughbaugh (GPC), Cherie Smith (Kent Corporation), Cheryl Solon (KPG), Pablo Soto (GPC), Eric Speidel (GPC), Amy Thomas (KNG), J Jesus Vega Lopez (KPFG), Jacqueline Velez (KPFG), Andrew Wade (GPC), Caroline Wallin (KPFG), Travis Wetherby (KNG), Scott Wheat (GPC), Dana Wilges (Kent Corporation), Lisa Wilkerson (GPC), Warren Wilson (KNG), Lenard Wilson (KNG), Joseph Wright (KNG)

10 Years: Adam Belcher (GPC), Dallas Bianchi (KNG), Bonnie Bowlin (GPC), Kyle Burnham (GPC), Anne Burnham (GPC), Merle Denny (GPC), Michael Drew (KNG), Steve Everett (GPC), Diana Froehlich (GPC), Kevin Garrison (GPC), Eric Gasper (KNG), Vernon Girard (KPFG), Randy Goodenow (KNG), Jesse Gray (KNG), Michael Higgins (KNG), Michael Hosford (GPC), Aaron Houser (KNG), Jennifer Kent (KPFG), Amy Kirsch (KNG), Marlon Klein (KNG), Richard Kramer (GPC), John Kuhl (Kent Corporation), Megan Mata (GPC), Ana Melendez (KPFG), Katherine Moench (Kent Corporation), Ashley Murenzi (KNG), Kristen Paris (GPC), Christopher Quick (KNG), Jim Redovian (KPFG), Jesse Shuman (KNG), Aimee Smith (KNG), Justin Stetzler (KPFG), Steven Taylor (KPFG), Danika Toren (KPFG), Byung Yang (GPC)

15 Years: Gavin Bickford (GPC), Malgorzata Bienias (KPFG), Allen Borden (KNG), Kurt Braun (GPC), Brittany Carter (KPFG), Cheryl Chick (KPFG), Sherri Conaway (Kent Corporation), Chad Creighton (KNG), William Dewerdt (KPFG), Christopher H. Estabrook (KNG), Steve Gibson (KPFG), Suzy Gillette (Kent Corporation), Kirk Hall (KNG), Frona Hinton (KPFG), Patrick Homoelle (GPC), Kevin Hook (GPC), George Kellar (GPC), Donald Latterell (KPFG), Louis Lopez (KPFG), James Lunsford (GPC), Veronica Morgan (KNG), Ben Olsen (KNG), Nicholas Payne (KNG), Randy Randall (KNG), Mary Ryan (GPC), Olivia Sedano (KPFG), Derrick Sweigert (KNG), William Thomas (KPFG), John Turcany (KPFG)

20 Years: Nancy Anderson (GPC), Martyn Ball (Kent Corporation), Barry Baumert Jr. (GPC), Bob Beuhler (GPC), Brian Brunson (GPC), Steven Bryant (GPC), Michael Dalton (GPC), Angie Eads (GPC), Jon Eaton (GPC), Angela Eggers (KPFG), Gina Flynn (GPC), Dan Frank (KNG), Michael Frey (GPC), Lori Haag (GPC), Kimberly Haycraft (GPC), Steven R. Hull (GPC), Jeff Jarrett (Kent Corporation), Sarjit Johal (GPC), Todd Kaelin (GPC), Charles E. Lambert (GPC), Jessica Lavallee (KNG), Gary Lumbra (KNG), Melea Lunsford (GPC), Shirley Malone (KPFG), William Mau (KNG), Kerry McKinney (GPC), Ranita McMurtrey (GPC), Lisa Mercer (GPC), Mindy Miller (GPC), Jeffrey Miller (GPC), Dennis Miller (KNG), Carri Nolte (GPC), Edwin Rodimel (GPC), Robert Ruppel (GPC), Victor Serrano-Ruiz (KPFG), Keith Smoot (GPC), Bernard Spalding (GPC), Anne Strug (GPC), Jason Thompson (GPC), Bill Warnstaff (KNG), Chad Willis (GPC), Michael Wilson (GPC)

25 Years: Wendy Bouvier (GPC), John Cox (KNG), Jeff Graber (KNG), Stuart Mabee (GPC), Mark Rauenbuehler (Kent Corporation), Maris McCullough (GPC), Elwin Sheltra Jr. (KNG), Dianna Steele (GPC), Timothy Tomesek (KPFG), Jeff Underwood (Kent Corporation), Carter Van Hemert (Kent Corporation)

30 Years: Scott Baker (KNG), Jean Broders (KPG), Even Chesnut (KNG), Wayne Dimond (KNG), Jay Fedderson (GPC), Tracy Foster (KNG), Mark Garrow (KNG), Tim Girard (KNG), Karen Gleason (KNG), Al McConnell (GPC), Lynn Roddy (GPC), Robert Schaefer (KNG), Mark Schmelzer (GPC), Michael R. Schmitz (KNG), Pete Simonsen (GPC), Randy Winter (KNG)

35 Years: Scott Bohlen (KNG), David Cali (GPC), Larry Derochie II (KNG), Rich Dwyer (Kent Corporation), Kevin Halstead (GPC), Thomas Johnson (KNG), John O’Connell (GPC), Robert Peterson Jr. (GPC), Mike Reardon (KNG), Loren White (KNG), Susan Wolf (GPC)

40 Years: Shawn Connor (KNG), Monte Eversmeyer (GPC), Shaaron Garrison (KNG), Rod Hohenadel (KPG), Steven Holladay (GPC), Todd Hunter (KPG), Jon Mayhill (KNG), Jim Moseley (KNG), Lisa Reimers (GPC), Debra Wykert (Kent Corporation)

45 Years: Joe Aull (GPC), Ronald Miles (KNG), Dave Phelps (GPC), Carl Rudolph (GPC)