LATROBE, Pa., Oct.18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been elected to the Fairfield University Board of Trustees. Named one of America's "Best Chief Executive Officers" (Institutional Investor), Cardoso also serves on Fairfield's Charles F. Dolan School of Business advisory council.

He is chairman of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI); on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM); and on the U.S. Manufacturing Council under the Department of Commerce, where he also serves as chair of the Subcommittee on Workforce and Public Perception of Manufacturing. He also is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Governor's Manufacturing Advisory Council and serves on the Stanley Black & Decker board of directors; Hubbell Incorporated board of directors; the board of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development; and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute council. 

During his tenure at Kennametal, the company has earned recognition among "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today magazine); the "World's Most Ethical Companies" (Ethisphere Institute); the Outstanding Corporate Innovator (Product Development Management Association); and the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award (Association for Strategic Planning).

Cardoso has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fairfield University in Connecticut, a master's degree in management from the Hartford Graduate Center and doctor of humane letters degree (honorary) awarded by Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He completed the Executive Management Program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, as well as the AlliedSignal Executive Management Program and is a certified Six Sigma and Lean Green Belt.

Celebrating its 75th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products and application engineering backed by advanced material science, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With ~13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information, visit the company's website at

SOURCE Kennametal Inc.

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