Who we are:
Kathy Toney, President of Kent Business Solutions, LLC, has 20+ years of progressively responsible experience in process development/improvement, project leadership, marketing, market research, business development, sales operations, project controls, and proposal development roles.
She has spent her professional career in a variety of industries, including Aerospace, Manufacturing, Animal Health, and Market Research. She possesses over 15 years of experience working for two Fortune 100 companies—Northrop Grumman Corporation and Honeywell International.
Kathy’s specialty lies in the area of process development/improvement. She recently completed a successful nine-month effort as a consultant for Milbank Manufacturing in the position of a Project Manager. In this role she lead a team to develop and implement a complex Voice of the Customer process for new product development and improvement purposes.
One of her significant achievements involved leading a cross-functional team to develop a sales process that was designated as best-in-class in the Department of Energy’s network of National Labs and manufacturing facilities. This process was also highlighted in Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies'* winning Malcolm Baldrige application.
Kathy is passionate about solving business problems for which there appears to be no solution, and it must be done while satisfying her customers. Her ability to think outside the box, garner support from team members, and champion projects yields excellent results--creative solutions that work as they are intended to work.
Kathy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree from Graceland University and possesses a Six Sigma Green Belt and Green Belt for Growth Certification. She lives in the Kansas City area with her daughter, Allison.
* Federal contractor for the Department of Energy