AUBURN, Mass., June 30, 2020 – Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced that Bilal Mehmood has been named president. Mr. Mehmood is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Kadant Inc. and will join Kadant Solutions Division in his new capacity on July 1, 2020.
Mr. Mehmood joined Kadant Solutions in 1995 and has held various roles throughout the Kadant organization including research and development, marketing, business development, operations, and IT. In his capacity as CTO, Mr. Mehmood has been responsible for leading global efforts into smart connected products as well as developing, communicating, and executing strategic initiatives in support of organizational growth using technology.
Eric Langevin, chief operating officer of Kadant, said, “I’m very pleased to have Bilal lead Kadant Solutions’ efforts in North American markets. He brings years of experience in product innovation, customer service, business development, and technology enhancement in our target industries.”
About Kadant Solutions
Kadant Solutions, based in Auburn, Massachusetts, is a leading supplier of doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for papermaking and other industrial processes. The company’s cleaning and conditioning products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water as well as engineered wet-end products for papermaking.
Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 2,800 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com
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