Kadant U.K. Appoints Karl Wilkinson as Managing Director

Bury, Lancashire, U.K., August 5, 2021 – Kadant U.K. Limited, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the appointment of Karl Wilkinson as managing director.

Karl has been with Kadant U.K. for over 16 years supporting the fluid handling and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration product lines. During his tenure with Kadant U.K., he has held various management positions in engineering, commercial/customer care, marketing, and most recently in operations. 

Kevin Callus, vice president, European doctoring operations, commented, “It is with great pleasure and assuredness that we place the future management of Kadant U.K. in the very capable hands of Karl Wilkinson as Managing Director. During his time with Kadant he has implemented quality management systems, stream-lined manufacturing processes, and driven a customer-focused business model with technical services at the center of that methodology.” 

Kadant U.K. Limited, based in Bury, Lancashire, U.K., develops, designs, and manufactures doctor blades, doctor blade holders, and doctoring systems for packaging, tissue, food, and other industrial processes. The companies’ cleaning and filtration products are applied to the cleaning of forming and press fabrics and the filtration of process water. 

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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 21 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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