Brandon Nienaber is promoted to President and CEO of Cogent, Inc.

Brandon Nienaber is promoted to President and CEO of Cogent, Inc.

Riverside, MO – January 4, 2024 – Cogent, Inc. announces the promotion of Brandon Nienaber to President and CEO of Cogent, Inc.  Nienaber has been a consistent leader and driver of Cogent’s growth and success for the last 17 years.

“I am excited about the future of Cogent with Brandon Nienaber leading our 250 employee owners. Since joining Cogent as a new college graduate, Brandon has demonstrated Cogent’s core values at each and every role including inside sales, outside sales, Sales Management and President. When the decision was made to transition ownership to employees it was critical that we had confidence in the strength of our internal leadership bench to ensure the seamless transition needed to maintain the momentum we have at Cogent. Brandon knows our business and shares our values focused on employee ownership and open book and I am thrilled to watch Brandon lead Cogent during our next period of growth.” Said Tim Howard, CEO.

Howard will move to the Executive Chairman of the Board and will continue to work alongside Brandon in pursuit of Cogent stated purpose of building healthy and prosperous communities.

“It’s an honor to lead this incredible team. The current position of Cogent fueled by the leadership of Tim Howard allows us to continue harnessing the power of shared prosperity as employee owners by executing our collective goals.  Together, we will innovate, collaborate, and drive success as we embark on this exciting chapter. The shared commitment of Cogent’s remarkable family of employee owners will undoubtedly fuel our collective success!”, Nienaber commented.

About Cogent, Inc.

Cogent is an employee owned company who provides creative and innovative fluid processing solutions. These solutions include the sale of new equipment, repair of existing equipment, installation and startup services, and various services focused on keeping our customers’ downtime to a minimum and ensuring the highest level of long term cost of ownership-benefit ratio. Our customers include industrial plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, commercial building owners, the oil and gas markets, and contractors. Together, our 250 employee owners help build healthy and prosperous communities through creatively engineered solutions in the industries that we serve.


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