Timken Automotive Aftermarket Team Announces 2011 Manufacturers' Rep Awards

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Automotive Aftermarket Week, The Timken Company's (NYSE: TKR) Automotive Aftermarket business announced recipients of its 2011 Manufacturers' Representative Awards. Timken distributed the awards last week at a reception during the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

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Timken selected Sherman Pearson Company as the 2011 Manufacturers' Representative Agency of the Year. Winning agencies are recognized based on growth, professionalism, brand communication and visibility.  

"This recognition brings a great deal of pride to all of us at Sherman Pearson. Our team represents Timken enthusiastically in the marketplace," said John Stojak, managing partner, Sherman Pearson Company.  "Being recognized as agency of the year reflects the dedication our associates have for what they do, and how we bring value to our customers."

Joining the Million Dollar Sales Club for the first time are: Glenn Bragg – National Sales; Wally Lyssy – Hirsig Frazier Co.; and Larry Barston – Siskel Sales.

The following representatives achieved that level of sales for a third consecutive year: Alan Tiegs – RepWorks Marketing, LLC; Ben Rawls – Hirsig Frazier Co.; Ed Palnau and Glenn Cattanach – Kitchin & Sons; Jerry Spexarth and Jim Connolly – Connolly Sales & Marketing; Ken Brandt – Sherman Pearson Co.; Mike Glazier and Jim Broderick– Glazier Sales Associates; Mike Lenzuolo – Grinold-O'Brien Sales; Keith Squires – G & S Sales; and Jim Atchley – N.A. Williams.

Mike Peace, Timken's national sales manager for the automotive aftermarket, said, "Timken started working with Sherman Pearson because of the firm's strong core values and excellent reputation in the market."

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 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

Media Contact: Lorrie Paul Crum
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Director – Capital Markets and Investor Relations
Telephone:  (330) 471-7446
steve.tschiegg@timken.com

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