Helen Patricia is the Manager of Quality Assurance for Americas Region, responsible for driving improvements in quality performance, strengthening customer satisfaction, and providing consistent valued added quality levels to customers. Helen has been employed at Kennametal since 1982. Her many years of experience in the manufacturing environment include experience as plant manager, leading six-sigma projects to improve manufacturability of diamond tooling products, scrap reduction in carbide manufacturing operations, and qualification of new sources of raw materials for carbide manufacturing. Her early career responsibilities include process development projects related to raw material manufacturing.
Helen is a Fellow and an active member of the Society of Women Engineers for over 20 years, including 5 years serving on the Society board of directors. In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Council for the United Way in Westmoreland County, which provides support for Faith in Action programs helping seniors in the community.
Helen is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. In her spare time, Helen enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her husband and five dogs.
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