CANTON, Ohio: Dec. 4, 2012 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today announced the appointment of David Haaksma to the position of manager, aerospace bearing repair for the company’s Aerospace and Defense Business.
In this role, Haaksma leads the global aerospace bearing repair business in driving growth, enhancing customer relationships and increasing the scope of the business.
Haaksma joins Timken with more than 22 years in the bearing business, the last 15 years in aerospace. His experience includes managing customer service, sales, engineering and business development teams. Most recently, Haaksma held the position of director of aerospace engine and gearbox segments with SKF.
Haaksma earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University. A Michigan native, he and his family will relocate to California from Jamestown, N.Y.
The Timken Company has been repairing aerospace bearings for more than 55 years. The Los Alamitos, Calif., facility serves as a center of expertise for bearing inspection and repair. The facility offers repairs on more than 5,000 part numbers spanning 80 engine platforms. The company’s global aerospace organization includes bearing repair operations in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, and bearing inspection in Chengdu, China.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of metallurgy, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of machinery all around the world.
The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel. Its bearings, engineered-steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain and related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide.
With sales of $5.2 billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry