Kennametal Inc.’s Chairman, President and CEO Carlos Cardoso has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), a business research and executive education organization. Cardoso will serve a 2-year term with the Arlington, Va.-based organization, which has acted on behalf of manufacturing interests since 1933.
“We are proud that Carlos has accepted this important role with MAPI,” says Stephen Gold, MAPI president and CEO. “He is a national leader on manufacturing issues and is a widely respected industry spokesperson. Carlos has keen insight on the challenges facing the sector, leads with passion, and possesses an exceptional vision for the future of U.S. manufacturing. We look forward to his leadership.”
Mr. Cardoso joined Kennametal in 2003 and has more than 25 years of experience in management spanning manufacturing, engineering, quality control, operations, sales and marketing. In addition, he has an extensive global background having lived and worked on three continents.