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The Timken Co., a provider of bearings and other products for the wind energy and industrial industries, has made several key personnel appointments.

The company has appointed four new leaders within its Bearings and Power Transmission group:

  • John W. Beam, vice president for supply chain;
  • Richard M. Boyer, vice president of manufacturing;
  • Hans Landin, vice president of business advancement; and
  • Michael P. Morgan, controller.

They will all report to Christopher A. Coughlin, group president.

Beam joined Timken in 1987, working as an application engineer for several years before moving into the company's bearing operations. He subsequently held numerous positions in bearing manufacturing, ultimately serving as director of automotive operations. He went on to leadership positions in supply chain, most recently holding the position of director of small-bore supply chain and process excellence.

Boyer joined Timken in 1984 as an associate engineer and went on to assume engineering positions of increasing responsibility in the company's technology function and manufacturing operations. He held positions in business development, operations and supply chain for the company's Steel segment before assuming his most recent role as director of manufacturing for small-bore tapered roller bearings in 2007.

Landin began his career at Timken in 1996 as an associate sales engineer in the company's Gothenburg, Sweden, sales office. Since then, he has held sales leadership positions in Europe and the U.S,. and operations management roles in the U.S. He also served as manager of global market development for bearings and power transmission and director of the company's global rail business. Since 2009, Landin has been director of process industries original equipment and wind energy.

Morgan joined the company in 2005 as director of financial integration for Project O.N.E., serving as a member of the company's SAP enterprise-wide systems implementation team. He subsequently held finance and marketing positions in the process and mobile industries sectors, and was named director of marketing and product management and then controller for process industries in 2010, the position he held prior to this appointment.


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