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Ward J. Timken, Jr.


Chairman, CEO and President

Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr. was named chairman, CEO and president of TimkenSteel Corporation in 2014.

Previously, he served as chairman of the board of directors of The Timken Company. He was elected to the board in 2002 and later served as vice chairman prior to being named chairman in 2005. Before that, he served as president of The Timen Company’s Steel Group, leading it to record levels of profitability.

In 2000, Timken served as corporate vice president in the Office of the Chairman. Responsible for strategy development, he played a pivotal role in the acquisition and integration of The Torrington Company in 2003. It was the largest acquisition in the company's history.

His other positions at the company included key postings in Europe and Latin America in the 1990s. While in Europe, he led a team to acquire bearing-making assets in Romania and other regions in Central and Eastern Europe. In Latin America, he was responsible for all operations and sales from Mexico to Argentina.

Before joining The Timken Company in 1992, he opened and managed the Washington, D.C., office of McGough & Associates, a Columbus, Ohio-based government affairs consulting firm.

Timken serves as chairman of the board of Team NEO, an organization that advances Northeast Ohio’s economy by attracting businesses worldwide to the 16-county Cleveland Plus region. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of Pella Corporation. He serves on several other boards, including the American Iron and Steel Institute of which he is past chairman, the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee, the Ohio Business Development Council, the Ohio Business Roundtable Executive Committee, the Stark Development Board, Firestone Country Club, the Timken Foundation and the Timken Charitable Trust.

He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgetown University and a
master's degree in business administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
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