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Kent Corporation Appoints New Leadership at Kent Precision Foods Group
May 05, 2014

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Gage A. Kent, Chairman and CEO of Kent Corporation, has announced leadership changes at Kent Precision Foods Group.

Jerry L. Fritz has been named Co-Chairman of Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG) with Gage A. Kent, and also Executive Vice President of Kent Corporation in charge of Development Strategies. Mr. Fritz served as President of KPFG for the past 22 years.

“Our entire corporation extends thanks to Mr. Fritz for leading significant growth of KPFG during his years as President; and look forward to Jerry applying his entrepreneurial talents across all our businesses in the future,” said Gage A. Kent.

Jerry Fritz, Co-Chairman KPFG                      Connie Huck, President, KPFG
Executive VP, Kent Corporation

Connie M. Huck has been promoted to President of Kent Precision Foods Group. Ms. Huck joined Kent Precision Foods Group in 2005. Since that time, she has served as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Food Service Sales & Marketing. Huck holds a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Louis University. Prior to joining KPFG, Huck held Controller positions in several companies in the St. Louis area.

“I am confident KPFG will continue to see growth and remain extremely dedicated to our customers under Connie’s leadership,” commented Kent.


Kent Precision Foods Group, headquartered in St. Louis, is a subsidiary of Kent Corporation and is a dry-blending and packaging food company specializing in providing finished products for customers in the foodservice, industrial and consumer products businesses. Custom and branded products produced vary widely and include salad dressing mixes, frozen desserts, seasoning blends, stuffing mixes, seasoned rice and sauces. Kent Precision Foods Group has operating locations in Columbus, Ohio, Bolingbrook, Illinois, New Sharon, Iowa and Superior, Wisconsin.

Kent Corporation is a diversified family owned corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa. Its subsidiaries make advancements and product offerings in food products, food and beverage ingredients, pharmaceutical and personal care applications, animal nutrition, and companion animal products. Operating subsidiaries of Kent Corporation include Grain Processing Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group, Kent Precision Foods Group, and Kent Pet Group.