Chairman, The Timken Company
Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr., is chairman of the board of directors of The Timken Company. He started his career with the company in 1992, was elected to the board in 2002, and served as vice chairman prior to being named chairman in 2005.
In 2000, Timken served as corporate vice president in the Office of the Chairman, responsible for strategy development. He played a pivotal role in diversifying and expanding the company's product portfolio into industrial market sectors, including the acquisition of The Torrington Company in 2003.
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 establish Timken manufacturing in Romania and to advance business in other regions of Central and Eastern Europe. In Latin America, he was responsible for all operations and sales, from Mexico to Argentina.
Before joining the company, 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 serves on the board of directors of Pella Corporation. He also 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, the Timken Foundation and the Timken Charitable Trust.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.