Board of Directors

John M. Timken Jr.
John M. Timken Jr.
Chairman, Board of Directors, The Timken Company
John M. Timken Jr. The great-grandson of The Timken Company’s original founder Henry Timken, John M. Timken, Jr., 63, was elected non-executive chairman of The Timken Company in May 2014. A private investor and successful entrepreneur, he has been a significant Timken shareholder for many years. Timken currently is co-founder and serves as a director of Amgraph Packaging, a national supplier of flexible package printing used by major food and beverage brands and private labels.

His entrepreneurial activities cover a wide range of businesses and interests. Timken founded his first venture shortly after graduating from The College of Wooster, establishing Essex Racing Services. His company distributed Cosworth racing engines, Van Diemen racing cars, and provided both fabrication and performance racing engineering services. Beyond racing, his passion for business building has continued with involvement in ventures ranging from injection molding, to ophthalmic laboratories, to logistics and trucking. Timken also has owned a cable television business and established one of North America’s largest commercial mushroom farms.

His ability as an investor to identify and help increase value across a range of businesses provides the Timken board with important input in evaluating and guiding the company in making important capital allocation decisions. Since joining the board in 1986, Timken has played a major role in the company’s strategic drive to add product lines that complement its bearing product portfolio, including the largest acquisition in 2003 of The Torrington Company.

Originally from New London, Conn., Timken currently lives in Vermont, where he serves as a selectman for the town of Bridgewater.
Richard G. Kyle
Richard G. Kyle
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Timken Company
Richard G. Kyle Richard G. Kyle is president, chief executive officer and a board member of The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), a $3.1 billion global company headquartered in North Canton, Ohio. Timken engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, transmissions, gearboxes, chain, belts and related products and offers a spectrum of power system rebuild and repair services. The Timken product portfolio includes such well-known industrial brands as Timken, Fafnir, Philadelphia Gear, Carlisle, Drives, Revolvo and Interlube.

Prior to being elected president and CEO in 2014, Kyle served as chief operating officer of the Timken Bearings and Power Transmission Group. In 2012, he was named group president responsible for the company’s Aerospace and Steel segments as well as the engineering and technology organizations.

He started his Timken career in 2006 as vice president of manufacturing, responsible for the company’s global bearings operations. He was named president of the Aerospace and Mobile Industries segments in 2008. During his tenure, he led Mobile Industries through significant changes, reshaping its product portfolio, market mix and operating capabilities, which yielded dramatic improvements in the company’s financial performance.

Before joining Timken, Kyle held management positions with Cooper Industries and Hubbell, Inc.

He was elected to the board of directors of Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, in early 2015.

A native of Mishawaka, Ind., Kyle received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Stark County (Ohio).
Maria A. Crowe
Maria A. Crowe
President of Manufacturing Operations, Eli Lilly and Company
Maria A. Crowe Maria A. Crowe, 55, serves as president of manufacturing operations for Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), a $23 billion global health care leader based in Indianapolis. A leading innovation-driven corporation, Lilly applies the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations to develop its growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products.

Crowe was elected to the board of directors of The Timken Company in December 2014. A member of the senior management council at Lilly, she brings to the board her expertise as the leader of Lilly’s global manufacturing network comprising more than 20 sites on five continents. She also is responsible for Lilly’s contract manufacturing organization.

A 32-year Lilly veteran, Crowe previously served as senior vice president for global drug product manufacturing, which included emerging markets manufacturing, external drug-product operations and distribution. She also served as vice president for drug product manufacturing in the U.S. and Latin America; was general manager of the plant in Kinsale, Ireland; served as general manager of Lilly del Caribe in Puerto Rico; and managed the Elanco manufacturing plant in Tippecanoe, Ind.
John A. Luke Jr.
John A. Luke Jr.
Chairman, WestRock Company
John A. Luke Jr. John A. Luke, Jr., 66, has served as the chairman and chief executive officer of MeadWestvaco Corporation since 2003. The company is a leading global supplier of packaging, coated and specialty papers, consumer and office products, and specialty chemicals. Luke joined the executive ranks of Westvaco in 1990 after holding leadership positions across the organization, including serving in treasury, marketing and international sales. As a senior Westvaco executive, Luke led the merger with the Mead Corporation in 2002.

He has served as a director of MeadWestvaco since 2002 and of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation since 2007.

Luke brings deep executive leadership experience to our board, including expertise in leading large corporate transformations and evaluating and executing inorganic growth opportunities through acquisitions. As chief executive officer of a company that was founded by his ancestors in 1888, Luke possesses a unique perspective regarding the challenges and opportunities of transforming a family business into a global corporation.

His experience on other corporate boards is valuable. He served as chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of MeadWestvaco Corporation. At Bank of New York, he chaired the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and served on the Risk and Executive committees. Luke has been a Timken director since 1999 and serves on the board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and chairs the Compensation Committee.
Christopher L. Mapes
Christopher L. Mapes
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc.
Christopher L. Mapes Christopher L. Mapes, 53, serves as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., a Cleveland-based manufacturer of quality welding, cutting and joining products. He is responsible for all of Lincoln Electric's businesses as well as its global product development initiatives.

Mapes was elected to the board of directors of The Timken Company in February 2014. He brings to the board his expertise as the leader of a 118-year-old company with a global workforce of more than 10,000 people and 45 manufacturing locations in 19 countries. Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ: LECO) generates annual revenue of $3 billion.

Additionally, he brings more than 25 years of progressive executive experience with global industrial manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to joining Lincoln Electric, he served as executive vice president for the A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: OAS) and president of its electrical products unit. A.O. Smith is a $2 billion global manufacturer of water heaters and related products and services.

After starting his career with General Motors Corporation in Toledo, Ohio, he went on to hold management positions at Essex Group, Superior Telecom and Regal-Beloit Corporation.

Mapes serves as a member of the Timken board’s Audit and Compensation Committees.
James F. Palmer
James F. Palmer
Retired Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Northrop Grumman Corp.
James F. Palmer James F. Palmer is the retired chief financial officer of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, a $24 billion global security company headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For the eight years prior to his retirement in 2015, Palmer served as corporate vice president and was responsible for Northrop Grumman’s overall business management function, which included controller, treasury, contracts and pricing, financial planning, tax, internal audit, investor relations and pension investments.

Palmer’s 45-year career in finance also includes positions as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Visteon Corporation in Detroit; senior vice president and president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company in Seattle; and senior vice president and chief financial officer of McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis.

He began his career as an audit partner with Ernst & Young in St. Louis. A certified public accountant, he is a member of the Financial Executive Institute.
Ajita G. Rajendra
Ajita G. Rajendra
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, A. O. Smith Corporation
Ajita G. Rajendra Ajita G. Rajendra, 63, serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS), a $2.2 billion global water technology company based in Milwaukee. The company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating and hydronic heating equipment, offering a comprehensive product line featuring many of the best-known brands in North America, China and India. The company also manufactures water purification products for residential and light commercial applications.

Rajendra was elected to the board of directors of The Timken Company in August 2014. He brings to the board his expertise as the leader of a 139-year-old company that sells its products to residential and commercial end markets in the United States, Canada, China, Europe, India and the Middle East.

Rajendra has held a wide range of finance, operations, marketing and executive management positions throughout his 35-year career and has broad experience serving on corporate boards. He currently serves on the board of Donaldson Company, Inc., (NYSE: DCI) a manufacturer of filtration products based in Minneapolis. He previously was a director of Industrial Distribution Group, Inc., from 2007 until its acquisition by Eiger Holdco, LLC in 2008.

He started his career in 1978 with Corning Incorporated in Corning, N.Y., where he held a wide range of financial and executive management positions, including president of the Revere Ware Corporation. Prior to joining A. O. Smith in 2005, he served as senior vice president and general manager of the Industrial Products Group at Kennametal Inc., in Latrobe, Pa.

Rajendra serves on the Timken board’s Audit and Compensation committees.
Frank C. Sullivan
Frank C. Sullivan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, RPM International Inc.
Frank C. Sullivan Frank C. Sullivan, 54, has served as chairman and chief executive officer of specialty coatings maker RPM International Inc. since 2008. He was named RPM’s chief executive officer in 2002, and chief financial officer in 1993. He joined RPM in 1987 after holding commercial lending and corporate finance positions in the banking industry.

Sullivan brings the Timken board an invaluable executive perspective on many issues, including strategic planning and the evaluation and execution of merger and acquisition opportunities. His service as CEO of the company his ancestors founded in 1947 provides Sullivan with the knowledge and understanding of the evolution of a family business into a large public company. A Timken director since 2003, Sullivan chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Ward J. Timken Jr.
Ward J. Timken Jr.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, TimkenSteel Corporation
Ward J. Timken Jr. Ward J. “Tim” Timken, Jr., serves as chairman, chief executive officer and president of TimkenSteel Corporation. He was first elected to The Timken Company’s board of directors in 2002. TimkenSteel is a leader in customized alloy steel products and services. The company was spun off from The Timken Company in 2014.

Prior to the spinoff, Timken served as chairman of The Timken Company. He joined the company's steel business in 1992 and progressed through a series of roles in sales and marketing management and geographic leadership in Europe and Latin America, where he helped fuel the company's global growth. He served as vice chairman, playing a pivotal role in the development of strategy that expanded the company's product portfolio into industrial market sectors. He also served as president of steel before being named company chairman in 2005.

Earlier in his career, Timken opened and managed the Washington, D.C., office of McGough & Associates, a Columbus, Ohio-based government affairs consulting firm.

Timken serves on the boards of the Timken Foundation and Pella Corporation, a privately held window and door manufacturing company headquartered in Pella, Iowa.
Jacqueline F. Woods
Jacqueline F. Woods
Retired President, AT&T Ohio
Jacqueline F. Woods Jacqueline F. Woods, 67, is the retired president of Ameritech Ohio (subsequently renamed AT&T Ohio), a telecommunications company. At Ameritech Ohio, she also held various positions in finance, operations, marketing, sales and government affairs before her retirement in 2000. Woods has been publicly recognized for her achievements by induction into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 1998.

She has served on the boards of School Specialty, Inc. since 2006 and The Andersons, Inc. since 1999.

Woods’ extensive executive management experience within a large company enables her to assist the board in making decisions on marketing, strategy development, corporate governance and compensation matters. In addition, her executive experience at a primarily consumer-oriented company provides a valuable perspective on customer service. A Timken director since 2000, Woods is a member of the Compensation Committee as well as the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Elizabeth Ann Harrell