LATROBE, Pa., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today that two company leaders received honors in the inaugural Women in Manufacturing STEP Awards presented by The Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte, University of Phoenix, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Kennametal's Colleen Wood Cordova , vice president global product management, and Martina Igel , plant manager of Kennametal's Schongau, Germany facility, were selected with 120 other woman recognized at all levels, from the factory floor to the C-suite.
STEP stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Production, all reflected in the achievements of these women, who were recognized for leadership excellence in modern manufacturing.
"On behalf of all Kennametal employees around the world, I am pleased to congratulate Colleen Wood Cordova and Martina Igel for being named among the first group of leaders to receive this great honor," said Kennametal Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso. "We are very proud of the fact that their example will help promote opportunities to inspire more women to pursue careers in today's high-tech manufacturing. We need strong leaders like Colleen and Martina to keep this vital industry thriving."
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