Cogent, Inc. grows in the Rocky Mountain Region
with addition of former isiWest Team.

Golden, CO, January 9, 2023 – Cogent Inc. announced today that it has added the former isiWest Team as the newest employee owners at Cogent. With these new Employee Owners, Cogent is growing their products, capabilities, and service offerings to best serve the municipal water and wastewater market in the Rocky Mountain Region.

This strategic move combines two experienced and successful equipment sales and service providers to create a highly talented team, under the direction of Frank Henderson and Sean Helmer, to serve the Rocky Mountain Region. Cogent is committed to investing in innovation and capabilities to meet the evolving needs of their customers in an ever-changing industry and will continue to provide exceptional support and service to the municipal customers in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, and Idaho.

Frank Henderson, former isiWest Principal said, “We are excited to become part of Cogent. We feel this is the best possible plan for our team and customers. The hard work and dedication of our employees have driven our success; working an arrangement for them to participate in employee ownership at Cogent is exciting and fulfilling. Like many other companies in our industry, we had the option to sell the business but chose merging with Cogent, an organization committed to serving the community with employee owners who live in the community. This arrangement truly improves both of our previous business’ capabilities to best serve our customers.”

Cogent’s President, Brandon Nienaber stated “As an employee owned company, we aspire to create opportunities to join forces with ownership minded employees that share our values and focus. This newest addition to Cogent will make an immediate impact. Our business has a bright future with our employee owners leading the way.”


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