Kennametal, a supplier of tooling and industrial materials, has appointed Michelle Keating as vice president, secretary, and general counsel effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for global legal operations, ethics and compliance and serve as the secretary to the company's board of directors.

Keating joined Kennametal in 2010 and previously served as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary responsible for the company's SEC and NYSE compliance, corporate governance, legal director of global mergers and acquisitions, subsidiary management and commercial contracts.