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Kennametal CEO uses IT to keep a laser focus on customers

Martha Heller | Aug. 29, 2013
For Carlos Cardoso, CEO of Kennametal, a wealth of data about customers' manufacturing plants allows his company to identify ways to boost efficiency

In your blog, you talk about an engineering talent crisis in this country. Can you elaborate?
We are graduating fewer engineers in this country than ever while China and India are developing more, so we have to go outside the U.S. to find the talent we need. Industry leaders need to engage local high schools and let faculty and students know that we have plenty of high-tech opportunities in manufacturing, but not enough skilled talent. We have to work with high schools so they teach the skills we need and then reward them with good jobs for their graduates.

 

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