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Kennametal Inc (KMT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald DeFeo

65 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Christopher Rossi

53 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jan Kees van Gaalen

60 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Judith Bacchus

55 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President and Corporate Relations Officer

Robert Clemens

60 2013 Chief Technical Officer, Vice President

Patrick Watson

44 2017 Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller

Michelle Keating

41 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kelly Boyer

2016 Vice President - Investor Relations

Charles Byrnes

52 2016 Vice President and President - Industrial Business Segment

Peter Dragich

54 2016 Vice President and President, Infrastructure Business Segment

Lawrence Stranghoener

63 2017 Lead Independent Director

Cynthia Davis

55 2012 Independent Director

William Harvey

66 2011 Independent Director

William Lambert

59 2017 Independent Director

Timothy McLevish

62 2004 Independent Director

Sagar Patel

51 2017 Independent Director

Steven Wunning

66 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald DeFeo

Mr. Ronald M. DeFeo is a Executive Chairman of the Board of Kennametal Inc. Mr. DeFeo serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Terex Corporation (a global manufacturer of machinery and industrial products), positions he has held since March 1998 and March 1995, respectively. From October 1993 through December 2006, Mr. DeFeo was also the President and Chief Operating Officer of Terex. He joined Terex in 1992 as the President of the Heavy Equipment Group and later assumed responsibility for Terex’s former Clark Material Handling Company subsidiary. Before joining Terex, Mr. DeFeo was a Senior Vice President of J.I. Case Company, the former Tenneco farm and construction equipment division and also served as a Managing Director of Case Construction Equipment throughout Europe. While at J.I. Case Company, Mr. DeFeo was also Vice President of North American Construction Equipment Sales and General Manager of Retail Operations. Mr. DeFeo holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Iona College.

Christopher Rossi

Mr. Christopher Rossi is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective August 1, 2017. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dresser-Rand at Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, from September 2015 through May 2017. From September 2012 to August 2015, Mr. Rossi served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Dresser-Rand Group Inc., where he was responsible for Product Manufacturing Operations and certain related functions. Mr. Rossi held various leadership positions with Dresser-Rand Group Inc., its affiliates and predecessor companies since he joined in 1987, having been responsible for the areas of Engineering, Production, Supply Chain Management, Sales and Business Development. From January 2009 to September 2012, he served as Vice President, Technology and Business Development. Prior to that, Mr. Rossi was the Executive Vice President of Product Services Worldwide, where he served from February 2007 to December 2008. In that capacity, Mr. Rossi assumed worldwide responsibility for sales of the aftermarket parts and services business. From October 2003 to February 2007, Mr. Rossi served as the Vice President and General Manager of North American Operations, where he was responsible for all U.S. plants and worldwide development engineering. Mr. Rossi was a Vice President and General Manager, Painted Post Operation from February 2001 to October 2003, and a Vice President, Supply Chain Management Worldwide, from March 1998 to January 2001. Mr. Rossi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Operations Management from the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.

Jan Kees van Gaalen

Mr. Jan Kees van Gaalen serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (provides custom-engineered rotating equipment for applications in the oil, gas, process, power, and other industries) from April 2013 to June 2015; Vice President and Treasurer of Baker Hughes Inc. (oil field services) from January 2008 to April 2013.

Judith Bacchus

Ms. Judith L. Bacchus serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President and Corporate Relations Officer., since December 2015. She is Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Corporate Relations Officer since December 2015; Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from June 2011 to November 2015.

Robert Clemens

Mr. Robert J. Clemens is Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of the Company. He is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since March 2013; Formerly, Vice President, Corporate Technology at Eastman Chemical Company (specialty chemical company) from January 2008 to February 2013.

Patrick Watson

Mr. Patrick S. Watson is Vice President - Finance, Corporate Controller of the Company, effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Watson has been with the Company since April 2004, most recently holding the position of Vice President Finance, Industrial Business Segment. Previously, Mr. Watson served as Finance Director for the Company’s European business from August 2011 to August 2014 and prior to that, served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Analysis from April 2010 to August 2011.

Michelle Keating

Ms. Michelle R. Keating serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She is Vice President, Secretary and Interim General Counsel since July 2016; Vice President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from March 2016 to July 2016; Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from August 2011 to February 2016.

Kelly Boyer

Ms. Kelly M. Boyer is a Vice President - Investor Relations of the Company. In this role, Boyer will be responsible for Kennametal's global investor relations strategy. Boyer has more than 30 years of experience in investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and treasury. She joins Kennametal from Kelly Boyer & Associates where she served as a president of a consulting firm focused on investor relations, treasury and corporate finance. Prior to her consulting role, Boyer served in various senior finance roles in industries including mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and industrial services. Boyer holds a bachelor of commerce degree in business from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Charles Byrnes

Mr. Charles M. Byrnes serves as Vice President and President - Industrial Business Segment of the Company. He is Vice President, Kennametal Inc. and President, Industrial Business Segment since May 2016; Vice President and Executive Vice President, Industrial Business Segment from December 2015 to May 2016; Formerly President at General Bearing Corporation (provides bearing components and bearing products) from March 2014 to December 2015; and Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing at Accuride Corporation (provides commercial vehicle components) from September 2011 to February 2014.

Peter Dragich

Mr. Peter A. Dragich serves as Vice President and President, Infrastructure Business Segment of the Company. He was Vice President and Executive Vice President, Infrastructure Business Segment from October 2015 to May 2016; Vice President Integrated Supply Chain and Logistics from October 2012 to October 2015. Formerly, Vice President, Global Field Operations, Climate, Controls, and Security for United Technologies Corporation (provides products and services to aerospace and building systems industries) from May 2010 to October 2012.

Lawrence Stranghoener

Mr. Lawrence W. Stranghoener is Lead Independent Director of Kennametal Inc. Previously, Mr. Stranghoener served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kennametal Inc. from October 2015 to July 2017. He is the retired Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development of the Mosaic Company (a crop nutrition company), a position he held from August 30, 2014 until his retirement in January 2015. Mr. Stranghoener previously served as Chief Executive Officer of that company from June 1, 2014 through August 30, 2014, and prior to that served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from September 2004 until June 2014. Before joining Mosaic, Mr. Stranghoener was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thrivent Financial (a Fortune 500 financial services company) from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Stranghoener spent 17 years at Honeywell Inc. where he served in a variety of positions in the U.S. and in Europe, including three years as Chief Financial Officer until Honeywell merged with Allied Signal Inc. in 1999. Mr. Stranghoener started his career as an Investment Analyst at Dain Rauscher. Mr. Stranghoener serves on the board of directors of Aleris International, where he chairs the audit committee, and he also serves as chairman of the board of trustees for Goldman Sachs Closed End Funds and Exchange Traded Funds. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from St. Olaf College and a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University.

Cynthia Davis

Ms. Cindy L. Davis serves as Independent Director of Kennametal Inc., effective 12 November 2012. Ms. Davis is a member of the Board of Directors of Buffalo Wild Wings, a position she has held since November 2014. Ms. Davis retired from her position as the Vice President, Nike, Inc., and President, Nike Golf (a global leading innovator in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories) in January, 2015, a position she held since 2008. Ms. Davis joined Nike, Inc. in 2005 as General Manager, Nike Golf USA after holding a variety of marketing and executive positions for companies such as the Arnold Palmer Golf Company and The Golf Channel. Ms. Davis earned an MBA in marketing and finance at the University of Maryland, and a bachelor of arts in economics at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

William Harvey

Mr. William J. Harvey is an Independent Director of Kennametal Inc. Mr. Harvey serves as President — DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (a multi-billion dollar global business unit of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company), a position he has held since 2009. Mr. Harvey joined DuPont in 1977. After leaving DuPont in 1992 to become General Manager of the Peroxygen Chemical Division of FMC Corporation, Mr. Harvey rejoined DuPont in 1996 and was appointed Global Business Director for DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers. Since that time Mr. Harvey has held various management-level positions with DuPont including Vice President and General Manager of the DuPont Advanced Fiber businesses — Kevlar and Nomex Fibers, Vice President — DuPont Corporate Operations and Vice President — DuPont Corporate Plans. Mr. Harvey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.

William Lambert

Mr. William M. Lambert is an Independent Director of Kennametal Inc. He serves as the chairman, president and chief executive officer of MSA Safety Inc. Mr. Lambert joined MSA Safety in 1981, and under his leadership the company expanded its global footprint and leveraged its best-in-class technologies to become a worldwide leader in supplied-air respiratory protection systems, industrial head protection, gas and flame detection technology, and fall protection systems, serving the oil and gas, mining, construction, utility and municipal fire service markets. In addition to his MSA responsibilities, Mr. Lambert is on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). He also serves as Chairman of the Senator John Heinz History Center of Western Pennsylvania, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and serves on the business board of advisors to Carnegie-Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Mr. Lambert earned an MBA at Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.

Timothy McLevish

Mr. Timothy R. McLevish is an Independent Director of Kennametal Inc. Mr. McLevish serves as a consultant to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., formerly Walgreens Co. (the nation’s largest drugstore chain). In this capacity, Mr. McLevish provides advice and counsel to the Chief Executive Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. on matters relating to strategy, business development and M&A. Prior to this role, Mr. McLevish served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Walgreens Co., from August 2014 to February 2015. From October 2007 to April 2014, Mr. McLevish held various positions within Kraft Foods Group and Kraft Foods Inc. (a food and beverage company) including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President within Kraft Foods Group; and, the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer within Kraft Foods Inc. Before joining Kraft Foods, Mr. McLevish was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited (a diversified industrial company) from May 2002 to August 2007. Prior to that, he held a series of finance, administration and leadership roles for Mead Corporation (a forest products company), which he joined in 1987. His final role with Mead was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he held from December 1999 through March 2002. Mr. McLevish holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota and a master in business administration from Harvard Business School. In addition, he is a certified public accountant.

Sagar Patel

Mr. Sagar A. Patel is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Patel is the President of Aircraft Turbine Systems of Woodward, Inc., a position he has held since June 2011. Before joining Woodward, Mr. Patel worked at General Electric, where he last served as President, Mechanical Systems, GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio. At GE’s Aviation and Transportation businesses, Mr. Patel held roles with increasing responsibilities in engineering, operations, services and P&L management. Earlier in his career, he also worked in a utility company in India for three years. Mr. Patel served as Chairman of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC) in Rockford, Illinois, in addition to serving on the Illinois Governor’s Innovation Advisory Council. Mr. Patel holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in Controls and Instrumentation Engineering from Gujarat University in India.

Steven Wunning

Mr. Steven H. Wunning is an Independent Director of Kennametal Inc. Mr. Wunning is the retired Group President and Executive Office member of Caterpillar Inc. (a global manufacturer of construction, mining, and industrial equipment), having served in those positions from January 2004 to January 2015. In that capacity, he had a administrative responsibility for the Resource Industries Group, which included its Advanced Components & Systems Division, Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, Mining Products Division, Mining Sales & Marketing Division, and Product Development & Global Technology Division. Mr. Wunning joined Caterpillar in 1973, and has held numerous positions there with increasing responsibility, including Vice President and then President of Cat Logistics, Corporate Vice President of the Logistics & Product Services Division, and Corporate Vice President of Cat Logistics. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri Rolla — now Missouri University of Science and Technology — and an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois.

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