Kennametal named Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and chief financial officer effective September 1, 2015.
In this role, van Gaalen will lead the company’s finance function including treasury, accounting, tax and investor relations. Jan Kees van Gaalen replaces Martha Fusco who 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 Kennametal president and CEO Don Nolan. “We expect his leadership to make a significant impact as we continue to shape portfolio, align cost structure and drive improved performance.”
Prior to joining Kennametal, van Gaalen was executive vice president and CFO at Dresser-Rand Group. Previously, he held several financial leadership positions including vice president and treasurer for Baker Hughes and vice president finance and CFO for PT Vale Inco TBK (formerly PT Inco TBK), in Jakarta, Indonesia.
“I am honored to join the Kennametal team and be part of a company with a strong foundation that continues to invent the future of its industry,” said van Gaalen. “It is an exciting time to be part of the company’s transformation and I look forward to positively contributing to change.”
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