Kennametal Inc has elected Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

In this role, he will lead the company's finance function including treasury, accounting, tax and investor relations and replaces Martha Fusco who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 2015. Fusco will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller.

‘We are confident that Jan Kees van Gaalen's diverse, global background and record of performance leading industrial business transformation is a perfect fit for Kennametal as we strengthen the company to win in the marketplace,’ said president and CEO Don Nolan. 

Prior to joining Kennametal, Kees van Gaalen  was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Dresser-Rand Group Inc. 

This story is adapted from material from Kennametal, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.