Mike Gauss has been promoted to director of manufacturing and distribution for Kent Nutrition Group. In this capacity, Gauss will be responsible for plant operations, quality assurance and safety for the feed division. 

Gauss joined the Grain Processing Corporation in 2005 as a feed recovery and wet milling division engineer and has since held multiple roles for the company, most recently that of project engineer. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from St. Ambrose University. Gauss and his family reside in Muscatine.