[GRAND RAPIDS, MI] – Kent Companies Chief Financial Officer Randy Brink was named the 2016 CFO of the Year in the $150-$500 million business category by MiBiz and the West Michigan Chapter of Financial Executives International. Brink will be honored at an event on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Studio D2D Event Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Brink joined the Kent Companies team in the late 1980’s. In the span of his 28 year career he made numerous contributions to position the organization for growth and diversification. Under his tenure, Kent Companies expanded geographically through multiple acquisitions and start-ups in Michigan, Ohio, the Carolinas and Texas. Today, Kent Companies employs over 800 concrete construction professionals and is consistently ranked among the top-twenty concrete contractors in the nation by sales revenue.
Kent Companies CEO Jeff VanderLaan commented, “Randy’s leadership helped guide Kent Companies to unprecedented levels of growth. He guided us through the transition from second to third generation family ownership and through the economic peaks and valleys that challenged the viability of many contractors in the industry.” VanderLaan continued, “Beyond his role as CFO, he is a tremendous advocate for improving the lives of our employees. As a result of Randy’s efforts, Kent Companies is quick to react to market changes and is on the path towards continued growth.”
The original MiBiz CFO of the Year Profile can be accessed here: