During the 15 years with Kennametal I held different positions within the Technology Organization linked to new product / process development. My career started with developing and successfully launching several solid carbide drilling products. After 7 years in product engineering I transferred into the Grade Development Team and relocated from European Technology Headquarter in Germany to Corporate Headquarter in Latrobe, PA (USA). Withing Grade Development I was responsible for round tool cutting grades for 4 years before taking over managing responsibility for the team. Grade Development consists of 8 engineers with main task to manage the company’s metalcutting materials portfolio and to develop new materials solution supporting our customers solving their machining needs.
Through the skill and innovation of our people, we deliver industry-leading tools and technologies that solve customer challenges and enable exceptional performance. Our mission is all about performance for our customers. Our tools and wear-resistant solutions enable customers to run longer, cut faster and machine with greater precision. We aren’t setting the performance standard for our industry...we’re resetting it even higher.
By Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC)