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Timken appoints two key executives to new leadership

Staff writer | Canton, Oh., USA | August 7, 2012
TimkenAugust 7, 2012, Canton, Oh., USA - The Timken Company, an engineering company, announced that Christopher A. Coughlin and Richard G. Kyle have been named to the newly created positions of group presidents.
Mr. Coughlin joined Timken in 1984 in the company's steel operations, working on the original Faircrest Steel Plant project. He subsequently served as business development manager and held management positions in the company's European headquarters in Colmar, France, including vice president of industrial equipment, vice president of process industries and vice president of primary metals.

Mr. Coughlin was named senior vice president of supply chain and Project O.N.E., during which time he led a multiyear initiative to streamline business processes and implement an enterprise resource planning system. Since 2010, he has been president of Process Industries and Supply Chain.

Mr. Coughlin serves on the board of directors of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association and the Akron Canton Foodbank. He holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University.

Mr. Kyle started his career at Timken in 2006 as vice president of manufacturing for the company's former Industrial Group. Subsequently, he was promoted to president of Mobile Industries, where he drove the transformation of the segment as well as managed global manufacturing operations.

In 2010, Mr Kyle's role was expanded to include the Aerospace and Defense segment, the position he held at the time of this appointment. Prior to joining Timken, he held a variety of management positions with Cooper Industries and then was vice president of operations for a division of Hubbell, Inc. until 2006.

Mr. Kyle received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in management from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Stark County.

The company also announced that Salvatore J. Miraglia, president of the Steel Business, intends to retire at the end of the year, after more than 40 years of service with the company.

Mr. Miraglia joined Timken in 1972 as a metallurgist and subsequently progressed through a variety of roles in research and purchasing. During his tenure, he held the positions of director of manufacturing in Europe, group vice president of industrial and super precision bearings in North America, and senior vice president of technology. He was named to his current position of president of the Steel group in 2005.

A member of the American Society of Professional Engineers, the American Institute of Metallurgical Engineers and the American Society for Metals, Mr. Miraglia also serves on the president's council of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.

Mr. Miraglia is a member of the Ohio Aerospace Institute Board of Trustees and was appointed President/Chairman of the Ohio Steel Council. Mr. Miraglia holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgy and material science from Lehigh University and a master's degree in metallurgy and material science from Case Western Reserve University.