William R. Burkhart is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, as well as an officer of The Timken Company.
Named to this role in 2000, Bill leads a team that provides legal counsel and support for all of the company’s global business activities, including acquisitions and affiliations. He also has responsibility for corporate governance, ethics, compliance and governmental affairs.
Previously, Bill served as director of affiliations and acquisitions and as legal counsel for the company’s operations in Europe, Africa and West Asia. He joined Timken as an attorney in Canton, Ohio, in 1994 and was named corporate attorney in 1996.
Prior to joining Timken, Bill served as an attorney for Reed Smith LLP, a law firm based in Pittsburgh.
Currently, he serves on the National Association of Manufacturers’ Board of Directors. Bill received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University.