Kennametal Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Ron Port, currently vice president and president of the Infrastructure segment, will become vice president and CCO, metal cutting business segments.
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Industrial tool manufacturer Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT), Latrobe, Pennsylvania has made two changes to its executive leadership team. These leadership moves are designed to drive profitable growth and continue to advance the company’s strategy and transformation.

Ron Port, currently vice president and president of the Infrastructure segment, will become vice president and CCO, metal cutting business segments, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Port will drive commercial excellence and business development strategies across the Industrial and Widia metal cutting segments.

Franklin Cardenas will succeed Port as vice president and president of the Infrastructure segment. Cardenas joins the company from Donaldson Company, Inc., a global leader in the filtration industry, where he was most recently vice president, Asia Pacific. In his role at Kennametal, Cardenas will have global responsibility for the Infrastructure segment.

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