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Timken R&D Leader Earns Significant Distinction from Top Industry Organization

Ryan Evans recognized as STLE Fellow

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 22, 2024 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, is pleased to announce that Ryan Evans, director of research and development (R&D), has been named a fellow by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). Fewer than 200 engineers and scientists worldwide hold the fellow designation from STLE, a technical organization of research, development and marketing experts.

“Ryan has been a key contributor to Timken’s 125-year legacy of solving our customers’ most challenging engineering problems and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Douglas H. Smith, vice president, Technology. “His extensive field experiences, award-winning research and leadership demonstrate his commitment to operational excellence and innovation at the highest level. We’re proud to have Ryan on our team to help carry Timken and the industry forward.”

Members of the elite STLE fellow group have demonstrated significant achievement in the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering and have at least 20 years of professional experience. Evans began his career as an intern at Timken in 1999. Since then, he’s held positions of increasing importance, including leading tribology strategy and development projects for the company. Timken appointed him to his current role of global R&D director in 2018. During his career, he has authored more than 44 research publications and developed 14 patents. Evans’ contributions have helped Timken earn a prestigious R&D 100 award, as well as recognition from Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies and Fortune as one of America’s Most Innovative Companies.  

Evans has held multiple executive and committee membership positions with STLE since 2012, including serving as president from 2022-2023. Evans earned master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Akron.

About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. Timken posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America’s Most Responsible Companies and America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America’s Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

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