Cheryl Bush
Director, Global Strategic Pricing
Kennametal Inc.
Latrobe, PA

“My career in manufacturing has connected my enthusiasm for science and math to creating tangible products and services that make a difference in people's lives. Manufacturing offers opportunities for innovation and value creation in all aspects of product development through delivery, resulting in a rewarding career with a positive impact.”

When Cheryl Bush joined Kennametal nine years ago, she brought with her the skills she honed from more than 15 years of experience engaging in leadership initiatives and promoting diversity in the workplace in her previous work.  Recently, she was able to leverage her extensive experience in industrial manufacturing and Six Sigma™ to rapidly learn the variety of manufacturing processes across the global footprint of Kennametal and establish a process improvement program. By developing and conducting training, and coaching project leaders throughout the world, she was able to permanently enhance Kennametal's ability to meet customer needs and expand the culture of continuous improvement.
In Cheryl's nine-year tenure at Kennametal, she has been called upon to lead high visibility, transformative projects and roles because of her tenacity, her ability to lead and influence others, and her diverse experience in industrial manufacturing. She is recognized as someone who willingly tackles the most challenging problems and delivers outstanding results, all while engaging others to be part of the solution.
Cheryl was a natural fit for Kennametal's Inclusion work when she joined the company. She contributed to the establishment of mentoring guidelines and was a member of the team that proposed and launched the Kennametal Women's Leadership Development Conference, a developmental program focused on the unique needs of women's career and leadership growth.
Cheryl also serves the greater community in a variety of ways including involvement with both the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, initially in support of her children’s troops, but then in greater capacities including serving on executive boards.  She has also been an active supporter of the United Way for 23 years.  She has been a member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council since 2007, and is committed to supporting the Faith In Action program of the Westmoreland County United Way.

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