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Kadant Johnson Expands Sales Leadership in Paper, Packaging, and Tissue Sector

Three Rivers, Mich., May 20, 2021 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced a new sales structure and field sales leadership to enhance the Company’s customer-oriented focus and drive growth in the paper, packaging, and tissue sector.

As a result, Dale May and Jim Patterson have been promoted to regional sales directors responsible for leading a professional selling team focused on serving customers and winning new business in the Company’s paper, packaging, and tissue sector. Both Dale and Jim were most recently systems development managers focused developing and managing capital projects in the paper and packaging market segment.

“As we seek to structure our business to best serve our customers’ needs, we are investing in our people leadership capabilities and capacity to deliver value and growth over the long term,” said Wes Martz, president of Kadant Johnson. “The expansion of our field sales leadership team is intended to not only drive value for our customers, but also ensure sustainable growth for the long term.”

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

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