Ward J. Timken, Jr. 


Chairman, The Timken Company


Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr., is chairman of the board of directors of The Timken Company. He started his career in 1992 in the company's Steel Business, was elected to the board in 2002, and served as vice chairman and president of steel prior to being named chairman in 2005.

In 2000, Timken was named 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 sales and marketing management roles in the Steel Business and 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 on the board of directors of Pella Corporation. He also serves on the boards of Team NEO and the American Iron and Steel Institute, both of which he previously served as chairman. Additional board memberships include 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.