Lawrence W. Stranghoener

Lawrence W. Stranghoener

Chairman of the Board
Mr. Stranghoener is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kennametal Inc., serving in this position since July 1, 2018. Prior to that, he was the independent Lead Director of Kennametal’s Board from August 2017 to June 2018. Mr. Stranghoener is the retired Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for Mosaic Company, a global crop nutrition company, a position he held from August 2014 until his retirement in January 2015. He served as Mosaic’s interim Chief Executive Officer from June 2014 to August 2014, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2004 to June 2014. Before joining Mosaic, Mr. Stranghoener was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services company. Prior to that, he spent 17 years at Honeywell Inc. where he held various positions in finance, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He started his career as an Investment Analyst at Dain Rauscher. Mr. Stranghoener serves on the Board of Trustees for Goldman Sachs Exchange Traded, Closed End and Interval Funds. He previously served on the Board of Aleris International from 2011 through 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and an MBA from Northwestern University.
Chairman of the Board