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Kadant Johnson Promotes Jim Maggard to Lead Paper, Packaging and Tissue Sales

Three Rivers, Mich., May 11, 2021 – Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced the promotion of Jim Maggard to director of sales for the paper, packaging, and tissue sector.

Jim was most recently a systems development manager and has been with Kadant Johnson since 2006. Before Kadant Johnson he held various technical and commercial roles at Valmet-Enerdry and Voith. He succeeds John Lefkowitz who retired after 16 years at Kadant Johnson.

“Jim is uniquely qualified to take on this leadership role within our paper, packaging, and tissue sector,” said Carl Howe, vice president of sales at Kadant Johnson. “Jim’s past experiences leading our systems development group and value-based selling focus will serve him well as an advocate for our customers and his selling organization.”  

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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