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Timken Names Tom Diez Managing Director of Latin America

CANTON, Ohio, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the appointment of Tom Diez to managing director of Latin America for Timken's process industries, mobile and aerospace/health & positioning control businesses.

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In this role, Diez will lead Timken's business operations in the Caribbean nations, Mexico, Central America and South America, including Brazil.

Diez joined Timken in 2006 as director, industrial distribution – Americas. Previously, he held executive positions with Michelin North America, Inc., United Technologies, Carrier Corporation and other major firms.  

Diez earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas in Madrid, a Master of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Swansea in the United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands. Diez is a native of Spain and resides in Canton, 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 are critical to help hard-working machinery perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and 20,000 people operating from locations in 29 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance

Contacts - Media: Lorrie Paul Crum, Ofc: 330.471.3514; Mob: 330.224.5021. lorrie.crum@timken.com; Investors: Steve Tschiegg, Ofc: 330.471.7446. steve.tschiegg@timken.com, The Timken Company.

SOURCE The Timken Company