Kadant Johnson Accelerates Industry 4.0 Product Development with Appointment of Bill Covell as R&D Controls Specialist

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Three Rivers, Mich., January 3, 2020 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the appointment of Bill Covell to the newly created position of R&D electrical, instrumentation, and controls specialist.

In this role, Bill will modernize critical R&D systems with smart technologies to test and develop advanced designs. He will also be the controls and user interface lead for new product development programs.

Bill joined Kadant Johnson in 1996 in the Information Technology group. He has extensive systems and controls knowledge along with Kadant Johnson product experience. He has previously led initiatives in smart connected products, remote diagnostics and prognostics, and controls development.

“Bill is a highly capable addition to our R&D team” said Matt Beach, director of research and product development. “He has extensive experience across a variety of fields and brings an insatiable curiosity and an enduring positive attitude to our team. We are pleased to have Bill joining us.”

About Kadant Johnson

Kadant Johnson LLC, based in Three Rivers, Michigan, is a leading provider of rotary joints, precision unions, and fluid handling systems and equipment used to optimize the transfer of power, fluid, and data in rotary sealing applications found in process industries. The Company’s systems division specializes in the engineering, design, and supply of steam systems, controls, and related equipment used to manage steam and condensate flow. It also provides project management and remote monitoring to optimize steam energy utilization. For more information, visit www.kadant.com.

About Kadant

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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