Richard G. Kyle is president, chief executive officer and a board member of The Timken Company.
Since becoming CEO in 2014, Kyle is focused on expanding Timken’s global industrial leadership to drive increased value for all stakeholders. He has led the expansion of the company’s industry-leading portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products while diversifying Timken’s geographic and end-market mix. Under Kyle’s leadership, the company has built scale, entered new product lines, expanded globally and diversified its end markets. The result is a stronger, more diverse Timken Company, achieving new levels of financial performance for shareholders.
Previously Kyle served as chief operating officer of Timken’s Bearings and Power Transmission Group. During his tenure, he also led Timken’s Aerospace, Steel and Mobile Industries segments and is credited with leading the repositioning of the Mobile Industries product portfolio, market mix and operating capabilities to significantly improve the company’s financial performance. In addition, Kyle demonstrated his track record for operational excellence while heading up the company’s global bearings operations.
Before joining Timken in 2006, Kyle held management positions with Cooper Industries and Hubbell, Inc. He serves on the board of directors of Sonoco, a global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective solutions and display and packaging services. He is also a member of 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.