Richard G. Kyle is president, chief executive officer and a board member of The Timken Company.
Prior to being elected president and CEO in 2014, Kyle served as chief operating officer of The Timken Company’s Bearings and Power Transmission Group. From 2012 to 2014, he was group president responsible for the company’s Aerospace and Steel segments as well as the engineering and technology organizations.
Kyle joined Timken 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 the company through significant changes to Mobile Industries by reshaping its product portfolio, market mix and operating capabilities. The results yielded dramatic improvements in the company’s financial performance.
Before joining Timken, Kyle has held management positions with Cooper Industries and Hubbell, Inc. In 2015, he was elected to the board of directors of Sonoco, a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective solutions and display and packaging services. He also served on the board of directors for the National Association of Manufacturers.
Kyle earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Kyle was elected to the Timken board in 2013.