KENT Corp. named US Best Managed Company for third time 

MUSCATINE, Iowa – KENT Corporation is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2022 US Best Managed Company for the third consecutive year. 

The program, sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams.

The 2022 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials. 

The award for KENT first was announced at the company’s internal 2022 Service Awards, an event at which 211 employees were honored for milestone anniversaries including five, 10, 15, and up to 50 years. 

The 95-year-old family business is the only Iowa-based company on the awardee list, and one of only a handful of recipients to be honored for the third consecutive year.

“This award is a testament to all of our employees,” Chairman and CEO Gage Kent, a third-generation leader, said in a news release. “The efforts of our people to innovate through changing market conditions was recognized by the judges, as was our continued focus on our purpose to help a growing world do more through the innovative manufacturing of food, beverage and ingredients, agriculture and pet care products for the whole family.”

This year’s designees continued to propel their businesses forward by prioritizing purpose, investing in their workforces, and demonstrating their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and governance/financial performance. 

This year’s honorees join a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 40 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program. To be eligible, U.S. designees must have revenues of at least $250 million. For more information, visit

From Field to Family, KENT is helping a growing world do more through the manufacture of food, beverage and ingredients, agriculture, and pet care products. KENT companies serve customers around the world and employ a total of 2,000 people.

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