Kennametal Inc has made two changes to the executive management team.

Effective 1 October 2015, Peter Dragich will become Kennametal vice president and executive vice president of the infrastructure business segment, with global responsibility for growth of the company's engineered products and surface technologies serving customers in earthworks, energy and process industries.

Dragich joined Kennametal in October 2012 as vice president integrated supply chain and logistics. Prior to Kennametal, Dragich was vice president, global field operations, climate, controls, and security for United Technologies Corporation. He also served in several manufacturing management positions at Ford Motor Company and was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

From 30 September 2015, Greg Temple will become vice president and chief supply chain officer, leading the company's global manufacturing operations, distribution centers and reconditioning facilities, as well as supply chain management, supplier sourcing, advanced manufacturing engineering and environment, health and safety.

Temple joins Kennametal from Sensata Technologies where he served as senior vice president of global operations. He previously held global operations leadership positions with Ecolab Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation and The Clorox Company, and has served as an operating partner for the private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

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