LATROBE, Pa., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso, 55, has been elected to serve as a director of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB). He also serves as chairman of industry thought leader MAPI, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, as well as on the boards of the National Association of Manufacturers; Stanley Black & Decker; the Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business Advisory Council; the board of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development; and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council. Hubbell President and Chief Executive Officer David G. Nord said, "Carlos has a strong background in manufacturing, excellent understanding of the industrial market and in-depth knowledge of driving productivity improvements. We look forward to his insight and contributions as we continue to grow the enterprise." Based in Shelton, Conn., Hubbell is a $3 billion international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of construction, industrial and utility applications. Celebrating its 75 th year as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products and application engineering backed by advanced material science, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 13,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information, visit the company's website at www.kennametal.com.