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Timken Board of Directors Elects Elizabeth A. Harrell, Retired Major General - U.S. Air Force

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; board of directors has elected Elizabeth A. "Ann" Harrell a director of the company, effective August 1, 2017, for a term that expires at its May 2018 annual meeting. The election will bring The Timken Company board to 12 members.


Harrell is a retired major general, serving more than 30 years with the U.S. Air Force. During her military career, Harrell held a wide range of positions in the U.S., Germany and South Korea specializing in aircraft fleet maintenance and sustainment. As the director of maintenance and logistics stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Va., she was influential in the planning and execution for F-22 and F-35 platforms and worked closely with manufacturers in the civilian sector to develop airframes, engines and components for aircrafts.

"We are pleased to welcome Ann to our board," said John M. Timken, Jr., chairman of the Timken board of directors. "Ann's extensive knowledge in aerospace technology, global supply chain management and government relations supports our growth priorities. We look forward to hearing her unique perspectives as we optimize our operations and product lines to achieve new levels of performance."

Harrell is a member of the Advisory Board for the Museum of the United States Air Force and has also served on the General Electric Corporation Senior Advisory Committee for its Internal Veterans' Network.  

She holds a bachelor's degree in history from Emory University and a master's degree in human resource management from Troy State University. Harrell is also a distinguished graduate of the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, gear drives, belts, chain, couplings, and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services. The leading authority on tapered roller bearings, Timken today applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, tribology and mechanical power transmission across a variety of bearings and related systems to improve reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world. The company's growing product and services portfolio features many strong industrial brands including Timken®, Fafnir®, Philadelphia Gear®, Drives®, Lovejoy® and Interlube™. Known for its quality products and collaborative technical sales model, Timken posted $2.7 billion in sales in 2016. With more than 14,000 employees operating from 28 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

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