Greenleaf Corp., a leading developer of cutting-tool technology and ceramic materials, appointed Dr. Robert Damaschek as director sales EMEA. He will be responsible for managing Greenleaf Europe B.V., Greenleaf’s European sales office, and will report directly to Bernie McConnell, executive vice president – commercial.

Dr. Damaschek worked 11 years at Kennametal, where he served in key global product management, sales and business leadership roles for the company. These roles included managing director of eastern and southeastern Europe and Russia and a member of the European leadership team. He was responsible for growth, profitability and brand-positioning in more than 14 countries and was instrumental in developing, launching and leading the company’s strategy through execution and growth from 2008-2014 in the region.

Prior to joining Kennametal, Dr. Damaschek served as manager of process development and manager of coating for Walter Tools in Tuebingen, Germany from 1998-2003.