Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kennametal Names Woman Executive

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kennametal Names Woman Executive

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Kennametal yesterday expanded Pittsburgh's ranks of female executives, naming Textron executive Cathy R. Smith executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Smith, 41, succeeds F. Nicholas Grasberger III, who left the Latrobe toolmaker in December to become senior vice president and chief financial officer of Armstrong Holdings, a Lancaster-based producer of flooring and ceiling products.

The appointment is effective April 11. Smith currently is chief financial officer of Textron's Bell Systems unit, which had revenue of $2.3 billion last year. Bell's products include helicopters, weapons, surveillance systems and piston aircraft engines. Prior to joining Bell in Fort Worth, Texas, the Bakersfield, Calif., native held a similar position with the Intelligence and Information Systems unit of Raytheon, a defense and aerospace supplier. …

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