Richard G. Kyle was named as the president and chief executive officer of The Timken Company by the board of directors in May 2014. Kyle was elected to the board of directors in 2013.
Kyle oversees all aspects of The Timken Company, which consists of the Aerospace, Process and Mobile industries segments. The company provides Timken® bearings and a broad range of other services and products—including transmissions, gearboxes, motors, lubrication systems and chain—all of which are used in diversified markets to keep the world in motion.
Kyle previously served as chief operating officer of the Bearings and Power Transmission Group, a position to which he was named in 2013. In 2012, he was named group president of Timken, responsible for the Aerospace and Steel segments as well as the engineering and technology organization.
Before joining Timken, Kyle held management positions with Cooper Industries and later was vice president of operations for a division of Hubbell, Inc. He started his Timken career in 2006 as vice president of manufacturing, responsible for the company’s global bearings operations. He was named president of the Aerospace and Mobile Industries segments in 2008. During his tenure, he led Mobile Industries through significant changes, reshaping its product portfolio, market mix and operating capabilities, which yielded dramatic improvements in the company’s financial performance.
A native of Mishawaka, Ind., Kyle received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and earned a master of business administration degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Stark County.