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COVID-19: How Kennametal is responding

LATROBE, Pa., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today two changes to the executive management team.

Effective October 1, 2015, Mr. Peter Dragich will become Kennametal vice president and executive vice president of the Infrastructure business segment, with global responsibility for growth of the company's engineered products and surface technologies serving customers in earthworks, energy and process industries.

Dragich joined Kennametal in October 2012 as vice president integrated supply chain and logistics. Prior to Kennametal, Dragich was vice president, global field operations, climate, controls, and security for United Technologies Corporation. He also served in several manufacturing management positions at Ford Motor Company and was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. In addition, he brings more than 25 years of experience in supply chain management and cross-functional collaboration.

Dragich holds a master of business administration in strategy and operations management from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in operations research and management from Case Western Reserve University.

Effective September 30, 2015, Mr. Greg Temple will become vice president and chief supply chain officer leading the company's global manufacturing operations, distribution centers and reconditioning facilities, as well as supply chain management, supplier sourcing, advanced manufacturing engineering and environment, health and safety.

Temple joins Kennametal from Sensata Technologies where he served as senior vice president of global operations. He previously held global operations leadership positions with Ecolab Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation and The Clorox Company, and has served as an operating partner for the private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

Temple brings more than 30 years of experience in operations and supply chain management. He holds a master of business administration in finance and technology from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor of science in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Both Dragich and Temple will report to Kennametal President and CEO Don Nolan.

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than 75 years, Kennametal Inc. is a global industrial technology leader delivering productivity to customers through materials science, tooling and wear-resistant solutions. Customers across aerospace, earthworks, energy, general engineering and transportation turn to Kennametal to help them manufacture with precision and efficiency. Every day nearly 13,000 employees are helping customers in more than 60 countries stay competitive. Kennametal generated more than $2.6 billion in revenues in fiscal 2015. Learn more at


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