Board Vice President (Public Member)

W. Kent Lorenz recently retired as Chairman and CEO of Acieta LLC, a provider of advanced industrial robotic automation systems to North American manufacturers and their global affiliates. He is the Managing Partner of DKR Investors LLC, a commercial real estate investment company based in Pewaukee, Wis., and was appointed in 2014 to serve on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board of Directors where he currently serves as Board Secretary. 

Kent serves on the Board of Directors of First Business Bank (Nasdaq: FBIZ) as well as First Business Bank’s Milwaukee Region Advisory Board and the bank’s Director’s Trust Committee.  He also serves on the advisory board of Essential Industries in Merton, Wis., and is an advisor/investor to UW Madison-based startup C-Motive.

In the local community, Kent serves on the Western Lakes Fire District Board of Directors as the Board Treasurer and on the Advisory Board for Pewaukee High School’s “Project Lead the Way” program. Kent has also served on the United Way of Waukesha and Milwaukee’s Cabinet Committee for the past three years. He is the past Chairman of the Manufacturing Executive Committee for the Waukesha County Business Alliance.

Kent and his wife Abby reside in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and have two children; Tyler (27) is a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Cummins Diesel and Kelsey (24) is an Employee Benefit’s Associate with M3 Insurance.