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Kent Companies Announces Two Promotions to Vice President

[Grand Rapids, MI] – Kent Companies, Inc. announced the promotion of Division Managers Duane Andrus and Mike Wegman to the position of Vice President. The promotions come as both divisions experience rapid growth in geographic territories and customer base.

90c5bacf65c98f95cf9f75de83d2301d_f757Duane Andrus will serve as the Vice President of the Foundation Systems division which encompasses commercial and residential piering sales. The division is expanding from operations across the state of Michigan to include new territories across central Ohio.  Andrus joined Kent Companies in 2009. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry in various capacities including precast concrete, residential construction, engineering, drafting and field installation.

0add157e9ad313e5e0e35238b6395b36_f759Mike Wegman will serve as the Vice President of theConstruction Supply division which distributes commercial grade helical piers to contractors across the country. Wegman joined Kent Companies in 2010 and has over 15 years of experience in the helical pier industry. Under his direction, Kent Companies has grown to become the largest helical pier distributor in the nation with over 60 customers nationwide.

Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan commented, “Both Duane and Mike demonstrate proven performance in the strategic management of their business units and their teams. As they grow their respective divisions, they’re also attracting a higher caliber of talent to Kent Companies.” He continued, “Under their direction, these two divisions are adding territories and services that lend our customers the highest level of support and customer service.”