Thomas A. Lazarchik, Jr. '89

  • Tom LazarchikManager, Corporate Financial Services

    Kennametal Inc.

    Tom was born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he attended Greater Latrobe High School, graduating in 1985.  He then attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a major in Accounting in 1989.  After graduating, he went to work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Monroeville for 9 years. During that time, Tom also attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School in the evenings earning a Masters in Business Administration in 1994.  He has spent the last 16 years at Kennametal in Latrobe.

    Over the past 25 years, Tom has held positions of increasing responsibility in accounting including General Ledger Accountant & Coordinator, Financial Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst, Lead Financial Planner, Financial Manager, and Accounting Manager.  He has had financial management responsibilities over several departments, including: Global Distribution, US Payroll, Purchasing, Global Information Technology, Service divisions, property, plant and equipment, Operational Excellence and Lean for Finance, Facilities and Environmental Health and Safety.

    Currently, Tom is the Manager of Corporate Financial Services at Kennametal which includes preparation of the monthly earnings flash, quarterly earnings per share and financial press release data, and Board of Directors charts; Internal Audit support; financial management of the Kennametal Foundation for charity and community service; merger and acquisition support; and various special projects.  Over the past several years, Tom has also been the Project Manager for the implementation of US SAP expense reporting, the global Finance training initiative for the SAP 6.0 upgrade, and implementation of US automated pay advices.

    Tom also trains in Taekwondo, which he started 29 years ago while at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and holds a third-degree blackbelt.  He also holds a first-degree blackbelt in HaiDongGumDo, the art of the Korean sword, as well as occasionally participating in Aikido, Judo, and Kung Fu.  He is also an avid runner, weightlifter, and snowboarder, and participates on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business Advisory Council.  Tom also received the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Eberly College of Business Alumni Award in 2009.

    Tom is currently living in Irwin, Pennsylvania and is a single father of 2 children, a son Nicholas who is 18 years old and a daughter Alex who is 16 years old.