Timken Appoints Heads of Bearings and Motion

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Timken Company, a global leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion products, announced new appointments Wednesday for company executives Christopher Coughlin, Andreas Roellgen and Natasha Pollock.

“Our long-term strategy has been successful, and as a result, Timken has grown and evolved into a leading diversified industrial company with a broad product portfolio,” said Richard G. Kyle, President and CEO. “We are focused on accelerating the expansion of our portfolio to achieve greater scale, in a cost-effective manner, and today’s leadership announcement will enable Timken’s next phase of growth.”

  • Christopher Coughlin has been named executive vice president and president of Industrial Motion. The Industrial Motion group includes Timken’s diverse portfolio of bearing-adjacent solutions, including automatic lubrication, linear motion, drive systems, belts and chains, couplings, clutches and brakes, and industrial services. . In this role, Coughlin will build on Timken’s engineering bearings leadership by continuing to diversify and expand industrial motion offerings to meet future customer needs. A seasoned Timken executive, Coughlin has diversified the company’s business through organic growth initiatives, product innovation and strategic mergers and acquisitions. He previously led Timken’s global engineered bearings business and the company’s expansive growth in renewable energy. Coughlin joined Timken in 1984.
  • Andreas Roellgen has been named executive vice president and president of Engineered Bearings. Roellgen is responsible for the leadership and profitable growth of Timken’s global Engineered Bearings business, which operates in 42 countries and serves a diverse range of industrial and customer end markets. More recently, Roellgen led the company’s strategy to grow its global market share in Europe, Asia and Africa and is credited with significantly expanding Timken’s position in China and India. Roellgen began his career with Timken in 1997 and has held leadership positions in sales, manufacturing, supply chain, strategy and business development.

With the above changes, Hans Landin, Group Vice President, will leave the company. “We appreciate Hans’ many contributions to the company over his 25-year career,” Kyle said. “His strong business and commercial background and customer-centric approach have been instrumental in advancing Timken’s strategy, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

Natasha Pollock, Vice President of Human Resources, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by The Timken Company’s Board of Directors. Pollock will continue to advance Timken as an employer of choice that attracts, engages and develops a world-class team of problem solvers. Since joining Timken in 2001, Pollock has enabled geographic expansion of the business through her development of global HR strategy, talent and culture. Pollock is accomplished in leadership and talent development, managing complex organizational change, employee engagement, and workplace diversity and inclusion.

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