Our Team

Kent Koth

Grand Rapids

Agile, experienced contract furniture leader.

A native midwesterner, originally from Pinconning, MI (“the cheese capital of Michigan") Kent was attracted to Hightower’s “family-owned, growing culture” and excited to join a smaller team where he could combine multiple career experiences to make an impact on a faster track. With a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of Michigan, our Vice President of Operations & Finance oversees so much more than Finance and Accounting.  Kent loves the ability to wear multiple leadership hats including Supply Chain, Operations, and Human Resources. Kent is well-versed in these areas after nearly 20 years with Steelcase serving in Operations, Finance, Corporate Strategy, and Product Development. 

Kent is gifted in relating to nearly any personality type regardless of background, title or generation; that sincerity and humbleness truly aligns with Hightower values. Kent counts empowering employees as a highlight to any day at work.  Drawn to nature and water, Kent enjoys being based in Michigan. 

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