Dr. Kemal Yegenoglu, who had been president for Europe of Kennametal and vice president for Europe of Kennametal’s Metalworking Solutions and Services Group (MSSG), has been promoted by the company. He will now be president and managing director of Kennametal Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
In this expanded role, Yegenoglu will be responsible for Kennametal’s MSSG and Advanced Materials Solutions business units.
“The enterprise responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will allow Kennametal to more effectively access our significant resources across the entire region for global growth,” said Carlos Cardoso, chairman, president, and CEO of Kennametal Inc., on the occasion of the appointment. “Furthermore, we will be able to leverage the best practices of both of Kennametal’s business units to serve our customers.”
Yegenoglu joined Kennametal in 2004. Prior to that, he served in various management positions for Tyrolit/Austria, Gühring Automation, and Diamant Boart. He holds a master’s degree in engineering and a PhD from the technical college RWTH in Aachen, Germany, in manufacturing technologies.
US-based Kennametal is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components, and advanced materials consumed in production processes, serving companies producing everything from airframes to coal, medical implants to oil wells, and turbochargers to motorcycle parts.
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