Martina Igel
Plant Manager, Schongau, Germany
Latrobe, PA

“At the age of 16, I chose an apprenticeship with a manufacturing company since I liked the broad variety of jobs offered in the manufacturing world. Today, I love to see the result of a day’s work when the truck leaves the plant to deliver our products to the customer.”

Martina is a manager at the cutting edge of change at Kennametal.  Prior to her role as Plant Manager for the Kennametal site in Schongau, Germany, Martina was Manager of Supply Chain Planning for EMEA and Asia.  She successfully developed and implemented a global IT solution improving supply chain adaptability and responsiveness to short lead-time demand changes.
As Plant Manager, Martina leads over sixty employees in the production of ceramic components used to evaporate metals.  In addition to strategy development and execution, technical capability improvement, cost management, setting a positive cultural and employee relations environment, Martina plays an integral role in the development of new manufacturing strategy for powdered metal operations.  Martina is driving the process improvements and providing outstanding leadership in terms of employee engagement and results.

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