Kennametal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, announced that it will elect Lorraine M Martin to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2018. Martin recently retired as the Executive Vice President and Deputy of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Rotary and Mission Systems.
Chris Rossi, Kennametal president and CEO, stated, “Lorraine’s experience spans more than 30 years in leadership, international business and manufacturing that will bring significant value to the transformation currently underway at Kennametal.”
“We are excited to welcome Lorraine to our board and look forward to the unique perspective she will bring from her knowledge in supply chain, aerospace and cyber,” added William J Harvey, Kennametal board member and Chair of the Nominating / Corporate Governance Committee.
Martin joined Lockheed Martin in 1988 at Unisys Defense Systems as a programme manager for computer security contracts for the Strategic Defense Initiative and YF-23 fighter. She also served as Vice President of the C-130, C-5, and Flight Solutions programmes.
During her nearly 30 year tenure at the company, she took on roles with increasing responsibility, most recently including Executive Vice President and General Manager, F-35 lighting II programme for Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Aeronautics company, and Vice President and Deputy, F-35 programme. Prior to that, Martin served as an officer in software intensive technology and development programmes as part of the United States Air Force.