Kadant Johnson Expands Operations Group

Three Rivers, Mich., April 6, 2020 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the expansion of its Operations group and appointed Alan Ives as vice president, operations and Harry Brown as director of manufacturing. The expanded Operations group now includes Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, EH&S, and Engineering. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Ives served as the director of engineering and held various technical roles since joining the company in 1993. Mr. Brown formerly served as manufacturing superintendent at Kadant Johnson and prior to that worked in various capacities in manufacturing since joining the company in 1980.

“I am pleased to have two highly capable and seasoned leaders taking on these important roles in our Operations group,” said Wes Martz, president of Kadant Johnson. “I have personally worked with Al and Harry for more than 25 years and am confident they will succeed in strengthening our ability to fulfill our promises of quality and on-time delivery and drive further innovation and process improvements throughout the company.”

“Our customers rely on us to respond quickly with short lead times and excellent service, and we consistently meet this expectation,” commented Alan Ives. “Every month our goal is 100% on-time delivery and we have an excellent track record of meeting our promises. I look forward to building on our past successes in the years ahead.”

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 2,800 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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