CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the appointment of four new leaders within its Bearings and Power Transmission group, reporting to Christopher A. Coughlin, group president:
John W. Beam, vice president for supply chain;
Richard M. Boyer, vice president of manufacturing;
Hans Landin, vice president of business advancement; and
Beam joined Timken in 1987, working as an application engineer for several years before moving into the company's bearing operations. He subsequently held numerous positions in bearing manufacturing, ultimately serving as director of automotive operations. He went on to leadership positions in supply chain, most recently holding the position of director of small-bore supply chain and process excellence. Beam holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
Boyer joined Timken in 1984 as an associate engineer and went on to assume engineering positions of increasing responsibility in the company's technology function and manufacturing operations. He held positions in business development, operations and supply chain for the company's Steel segment before assuming his most recent role as director of manufacturing for small-bore tapered roller bearings in 2007. Boyer earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at The Ohio State University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Akron and an MBA from Kent State University. Boyer serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio.
A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Landin began his career at Timken in 1996 as an associate sales engineer in the company's Gothenburg sales office. Since then, he has held sales leadership positions in Europe and the U.S. and operations management roles in the U.S. He also served as manager of global market development for bearings and power transmission and director of the company's global rail business. Since 2009, Landin has been director of process industries original equipment and wind energy. Landin earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden.
Morgan joined the company in 2005 as director of financial integration for Project O.N.E., serving as a member of the company's SAP enterprise-wide systems implementation team. He subsequently held finance and marketing positions in the process and mobile industries sectors, was named director of marketing and product management, and then controller for process industries in 2010, the position he held prior to this appointment. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Miami University of Ohio and an MBA degree from the University of Notre Dame. He chairs the statistics committees for the American Bearing Manufacturers' Association and the World Bearing Association and is active on the boards of youth sports associations in Ohio.
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 more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $5.2 billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.