Kennametal Inc. announced today that it has promoted John H. Jacko, Jr., to Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Mr. Jacko will assume enterprise-wide responsibility for marketing and strategy.
"John brought an extensive global experience in marketing and strategy to Kennametal," said Kennametal Chairman, President and CEO Carlos M. Cardoso. "He has helped us further our global growth strategies and has focused on driving the brand strategy for our company. In his new role we look forward to leveraging his marketing expertise across the entire enterprise."
John Jacko joined Kennametal Inc. as Vice President Corporate Strategy and Metalworking Solutions Services Group Marketing in March of 2007. In this role, he was responsible for corporate strategy and for the marketing of Kennametal's MSSG business unit.
He came to Kennametal from Flowserve Corporation, where he served as a corporate officer and CMO. Before joining Flowserve, John spent six years with Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal), in a series of marketing positions of increasing responsibility and global impact.
Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers' competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. Customers buy approximately $2.4 billion annually of Kennametal products and services -- delivered by our 14,000 talented employees in over 60 countries -- with almost 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside the United States. Visit us at http://www.kennametal.com/. [KMT-G]
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