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Timken Names Michael Hill Senior Vice President - Supply Chain Management

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced today that Michael J. Hill has been named senior vice president -- supply chain management. Mr. Hill, who was previously vice president -- manufacturing for the Industrial Group, will report to Glenn A. Eisenberg, executive vice president -- finance and administration.

"As the company continues to grow, we are focused on optimizing our supply chain, from product development through production to customer delivery," said Mr. Eisenberg. "Mike's extensive experience and strong performance in global manufacturing, purchasing and logistics will serve him well as we continue the transformation of our supply chain."

In his new position, Mr. Hill will be responsible for purchasing, order fulfillment, logistics and manufacturing strategy. He succeeds Donna J. Demerling who has been named senior vice president -- quality and Lean Six Sigma.

Mr. Hill began his career with Timken in 1974 in engineering. He has served in leadership positions in engineering and technology in Timken's U.S., Latin American and European operations. In 1993 he was named director of global purchasing and logistics and in 1995 general manager of the Faircrest Steel Plant. He has overseen manufacturing for the Industrial Group since 2000.

Mr. Hill holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Ohio University and a master's degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

The Timken Company, (NYSE: TKR, 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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SOURCE The Timken Company