Colleen Wood Cordova
Vice President Marketing - Global Product Management
Kennametal Inc
Latrobe, PA

“The U.S. is currently the world’s largest manufacturing economy. Every $1.00 we invest adds another $1.48 to our nation’s economy, while generating more innovation and higher productivity than any other sector. From this position of strength, developing advanced and green production technologies is crucial to preserve well-paid jobs and a thriving middle class.”

As Global Product Management Vice President at Kennametal, Colleen directs a staff of over 60 professional employees around the globe, functioning as the overall marketing leader for a business unit, which is comprised of: product management, marketing communications, pricing and regional deployment of products and programs.
Colleen’s exceptional accomplishments with Kennametal include integrating two major acquisitions into the global Kennametal business, establishing and leading a regional marketing team in Europe responsible for executing downstream marketing programs with sales teams in all regions and achieving greater than 40% of the organization’s revenues coming from new products for the past 6 consecutive years.  As a respected and successful leader in a global manufacturing organization, Colleen makes time to mentor female employees in the Kennametal organization.

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