By Liz Nickels

Jeswant Gill will become Kennametal vice president and executive vice president of the industrial segment, with global responsibility for the business, which comprises approximately 55% of revenue. In this role, Gill will lead the unit's growth in industries served by Kennametal and WIDIA metalworking solutions and services. He will replace current industrial segment leader John Tucker, who plans to retire at the end of the calendar year.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Gill recently served as vice president, global services industrial technologies, at Ingersoll-Rand Company. 

James Kohosek will be promoted to the position of Kennametal vice president and executive vice president of the infrastructure segment, with global responsibility for growth of the company's engineered products and life-extending surface technologies for customers in earthworks, energy and process industries. Kohosek joined Kennametal in September 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He currently serves as vice president, Global Surface Technologies.