CANTON, Ohio, July 19, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Timken Company announced today that President Bush intends to nominate W. R. Timken, Jr., chairman of the Timken Board of Directors, for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The nomination will be forwarded to the U.S. Senate for confirmation. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Timken will be required to resign his position as a member of the Board of The Timken Company. Until then, he will continue as chairman.
Mr. Timken has served as non-executive chairman of the Board since his retirement at the end of 2003.
The Timken Company, (NYSE: TKR,www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative ways to make customers' products run smoother, faster and more efficiently. Timken's highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services turn up everywhere. With operations in 27 countries, sales of $4.5 billion in 2004 and 26,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.
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