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Kadant Johnson Announces Expansion of Systems Division Leadership Team

Three Rivers, Mich., May 25, 2021 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), has promoted Zod Zandi, Terry Bannon, and David Vijh to director roles in Kadant Johnson’s Systems division.

Zod Zandi, director of project services, is responsible for delivering operational excellence for engineering projects. Zod has been with Kadant Johnson since 1999 and has been instrumental in the growth of the division and overall engineering project management.

Terry Bannon, director of design services, leads the mechanical design, piping, and engineering services in support of various projects. Terry joined Kadant Johnson in 2008 as a project manager and previously worked in engineering and operations roles at Bowater’s former newsprint mill in Calhoun, Tennessee.

David Vijh, director of advanced controls has been with Kadant Johnson since 1999 and leads the development of automation and controls technologies, including the Dryer Management System® control technology.

“I am pleased to recognize these individuals on our team with these promotions, commented Mike Soucy, president of Kadant Johnson Systems. “Our customers benefit from the deep technical and application expertise we have and continue to develop within our group.”  

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.

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 2,600 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.kadant.com

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