Bernie McConnell is Executive Vice President – Commercial at Greenleaf Corporation and is responsible for managing all of Greenleaf’s global sales and marketing operations. Bernie came to Greenleaf in 2015 from Kennametal where he managed that company’s WIDIA business.
Over the course of his 18 years at Kennametal, Bernie served in key marketing, product management, sales, and business leadership roles for the multi-billion-dollar supplier of tooling and industrial materials, including VP WIDIA-Business Unit. In this role he was responsible for the growth, profitability, and brand positioning of the global WIDIA business, part of Kennametal, with operation in more than 60 countries. Bernie was instrumental in developing, launching, and leading the global WIDIA strategy through execution and growth from 2010 to 2015. Prior to that, he served as VP Marketing for the Industrial Business segment.