Kennametal Inc., headquartered in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced the appointment of Robert J Clemens, Ph.D., to the position of Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, reporting to Kennametal Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Cardoso. In this role, Clemens is responsible for leading Kennametal’s global Research, Development and Engineering organisation.
Prior to joining Kennametal, Clemens was Vice President, Corporate Technology at Eastman Chemical where he held numerous technology and business leadership positions. Prior to that, he worked in technical service for the Firestone Plastics Company. He brings more than 35 years of experience in technology, research and new business development.
Celebrating its 75th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. provides wear resistant products and application engineering, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors including aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company generates half of its revenue from outside North America and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years.
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