Carlonda R. Reilly, Ph.D.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Kennametal
Dr. Carlonda Reilly holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware all in chemical engineering. She is also a Harry S. Truman Scholar. Dr. Reilly joined Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in September, 2018. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Dr. Reilly leads a worldwide organization of over 1,000 in Research, Development, Engineering and Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Systems at Kennametal, delivering science-based advanced materials, tooling and wear-resistant solutions to various industries. Additionally, Dr. Reilly serves on the Board of Directors for W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. and as Chairman of the Board for Kennametal Shared Services Private Limited.
Prior to joining Kennametal, Dr. Reilly had a 22-year career with the DuPont Company, where she held successive global R&D, manufacturing, marketing and business leadership roles. She has cultivated a deep expertise throughout her career in developing and commercializing technology innovations which have proven to deliver significant value and growth.
Dr. Reilly is sought out as a motivational speaker, panelist and mentor, and is a passionate advocate for diversity in STEM careers. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Carnegie Science Center and is a member of the Board of Directors for St. Vincent College and the University of Delaware Research Foundation. She also enjoys volunteering as an Executive Mentor to mid-career corporate leaders for The Advanced Leadership Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.