Koch Industries, Inc.

Koch Industries, Inc.

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  Koch Industries, Inc.


Koch Industries, Inc. is named for Fred C. Koch, who co-founded the firm in 1940. A Texan by birth, Fred moved to Wichita, Kan. in 1925 to join Keith-Winkler Engineering Company (later renamed Winkler-Koch Engineering Company).

Today, Koch Industries, Inc., based in Wichita, Kan., owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining, chemicals, grain processing and biofuels, forest and consumer products, fertilizers, polymers and fibers, process and pollution control equipment and technologies, electronic components, commodity trading, minerals, energy, ranching, glass, and investments. Koch Industries Inc.'s chairman and CEO, Charles Koch, attributes the company's remarkable growth to the development of Market-Based Management® which encompasses values such as integrity, humility, respect, and principled entrepreneurship. With a presence in about 60 countries and about 100,000 employees, Koch companies constantly seek to create the greatest value for customers, communities, and employees. Philanthropic efforts focus on programs that advance education, support human services and at-risk youth, improve the quality of life, find fulfillment and realize their full potential.