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Kent Companies Appoints Leah Gradl Vice President – Support Operations

[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies announces the promotion of Leah Gradl to Vice President of Support Operations. Gradl will oversee the Marketing, Safety, Human Resources, Training/Education and IT divisions nationwide.

Vice President Leah Gradl

Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan commented, “Leah has a long track record of collaborating with cross functional teams across all Kent Companies offices. With her leadership, we’re driving for alignment and efficiency across our support divisions, ensuring we provide the greatest impact to our team members, our operating divisions and ultimately to our customers.”

Gradl joined Kent Companies in 2011, initially in a consulting role. As Corporate Marketing Manager, she oversaw the organization’s national rebranding 2013. Gradl champions new technology platforms, employee engagement initiatives, business development resources and community stewardship.

She shared, “Kent Companies is doing all the right things to position our people, our customers and our community for success. Our support teams are fully committed to equipping our front lines with the resources they need to build safely, efficiently and with purpose.”

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About Kent Companies:

Kent Companies is a 3rd-generation family-owned business with expertise in commercial and industrial construction, mixed-use construction, multi-family housing, tilt-up concrete, post-tensioned cast in place structures and a full range of concrete-related specialties.

Kent Companies is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has operations in Detroit, Michigan; Dallas and Austin, Texas; central Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri. Kent Companies employs over 1,500 concrete construction professionals nationwide, and the organization is ranked as the 9th largest concrete contractor nationwide by ENR Magazine. The Kent Companies team has built a reputation as “Leaders in Concrete.”