January 12, 2009

Timken Company Chair to Speak at Case Western Reserve January 15


The Office of the President at Case Western Reserve University will present "Business Ethics and Leadership," a lecture by Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr., chair of the Timken Company, at 4 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The event is free and open to the public.

"Timken has built its business on the defining principles of honesty, fairness, loyalty, and responsibility," said Barbara R. Snyder, president of Case Western Reserve. "We are pleased that Mr. Timken will share his thoughts on ethical business practices and values with our community."

Timken has been chairman of the Timken Company since 2005. He previously served as president of the company's Steel Group, leading it to record levels of profitability. He also played a pivotal role in the acquisition and integration of The Torrington Company, one of the largest acquisitions in the company's history. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Globally headquartered in Canton, Ohio, and with operations in 27 countries, the Timken Company is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings, alloy steels, and related components and assemblies. Building on the philosophy of its founder, Henry Timken, the Timken Company continues to pride itself on making ethical business decisions and treating people with honesty and respect.

The company's values of ethics and integrity, quality, innovation and independence lie at the heart of the company's business success and motivate more than 25,000 associates worldwide to be involved in supporting their communities through volunteer programs and fundraising initiatives for charities, including the United Way, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, the company is actively involved in caring for the environment and is committed to reducing environmental risks, properly handling hazardous waste and managing resources for the future.

The Timken Company has a long history of partnership with Case Western Reserve, including generous leadership support for the founding of The Institute for Management and Engineering, endowment of its Timken Fellowship program, and creating the Joseph F. Toot, Jr. Engineering Professorship.

The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University fosters ethical leadership around the world. To achieve this mission, the center sponsors ethics research, scholarship, symposia, and lectures, including the annual Inamori Ethics Prize and Symposium.

For information about this event, call 216-368-2140 or contact Crystal Daprile.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 12, 2009 12:30 PM | News Topics: Administration, Events, Lectures/Speakers, news

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