Amy Morissette
Manager, Environment Health & Safety
Kennametal Inc.

“As an EHS manager, manufacturing enables me to use my skillset to reduce risks and hazards while driving efficiencies in other areas of the business. Knowing I play a role in the safety of team members and the overall success of the business makes me proud to work in manufacturing.”

Amy is a proven leader in Environment Health & Safety (EHS), and has led a number of key initiatives throughout her career with Kennametal Inc. As EHS Leader for a manufacturing location in Northern New England, Amy helped transform the location from one of the worst safety performing facilities to one of the best. As Global Corporate EHS Manager, Amy supported Kennametal‘s Infrastructure Business Segment, which recorded $754M in sales in FY 2017. Through her leadership, Kennametal saw a 52 percent year-over-year improvement in safety performance, achieved milestones of five consecutive months at 100 percent safe within the global Infrastructure organization, and the company achieved over 2.5 million safe work hours.

In addition to serving on the board of the nonprofit Vermont Safety and Health Council (VSHC), Amy partners with the Vermont OSHA (VOSHA) division to present on safety topics and share examples of how to manage regulatory programs in ways that support overall business. She has participated in the Kennametal Women’s Leadership Development Council, is a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and passionately advocates for the personal and professional development of women in her industry. She serves as an advisor and mentor to women who are early in their careers, providing perspective and advice on challenges they may face at work, as well as impacts outside of work. 

Amy’s passion and level of caring for her family and workplace extends to the community, where she supports charity organizations like the United Way, St. Jude, American Cancer society and various local programs. Amy is a strong believer in “pay it forward” and aspires to positively impact the personal lives of those with whom she crosses paths.  From providing meals and presents to families in need during the holidays to connecting others with resources for help, she aims to make a difference in the lives of others. 

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