CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the appointment of Brian J. Ruel to the position of vice president of rail. He assumes the role Oct. 1, upon the retirement of Roger W. Lindsay.
In this role, Ruel will lead the company's rail segment. Timken's rail business provides bearings, seals, gearboxes and repair services, ensuring smooth, energy-efficient operation for freight, locomotive, passenger, tram and highspeed train customers around the world.
Ruel most recently held the position of vice president – light vehicle systems, which like rail is part of the company's Mobile Industries business. He joined the company in 1984 as a sales engineer and continued to advance in various sales positions of increasing responsibility. In 2004, he was named director of customer satisfaction for the company's automotive business and in 2007 was named director – sales – light vehicle systems.
Ruel earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and has been active in his local community as a youth hockey coach. Ruel is a native of Portsmouth, NH.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that help machinery perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and 20,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.
SOURCE The Timken Company