Timken Awards Scholarships Worth Nearly $800,000 to Students at 24 Locations Worldwide

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CANTON, Ohio, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today awarded scholarships to 38 children of Timken employees at 24 locations in six countries around the world. The Timken Company Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc., funds the scholarships, with a combined value of $310,000 and a total value of up to $790,000 over four years. The program has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships since its founding in 1958.

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The $50,000 Henry Timken Scholar Award recognizes the top-ranked applicant. Renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $200,000, it goes to Austin Eckhardt, the son of Kerry Eckhardt, global business readiness leader in information technology at the Timken offices in Canton. Austin, a graduating senior at Strasburg Franklin High School in Strasburg, Ohio, plans to study mechanical engineering at Grove City College. To see a brief video of Austin and other recipients at the moment they learn of their scholarship, visit http://youtu.be/qMN2K20cpEM.

Selected for $30,000 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $120,000 each:

  • William Liddy, the son of John Liddy, area manager of engineering and maintenance at the Timken facility in Eaton, Ohio, and a senior at Eaton High School, plans to study computer engineering at Case Western Reserve University; and
  • Yamini Tiwary, the son of Ashok Tiwary, operator at the Timken facility in Jamshedpur, India, and a senior at Rajendra Vidyalaya in Jamshedpur, plans to study engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

Five students received $10,000 scholarships, renewable for up to three additional years for a total of $40,000 each:

  • Kathleen Basile, the daughter of Giovanni Basile, regional manager for Central America and Venezuela at the Timken offices in Boca Raton, Fla., and a senior at Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, plans to study sports medicine at the University of Florida;
  • Jason Biltz, the son of Scott Biltz, account executive and manager of inside sales at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at West Holmes High School in Millersburg, Ohio, plans to study engineering at The Ohio State University;
  • Luke Ince, the son of William Ince, electrical maintainer at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at Alliance High School in Alliance, Ohio, plans to study petroleum engineering at Marietta College;
  • Alyssa Sedgwick, the daughter of Scott Sedgwick, chief engineer at the Timken facility in Mesa, Ariz., and a senior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., plans to study mechanical engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University;
  • Natalie Wolanski, the daughter of John Wolanski, senior information technology analyst at the Timken facility in Manchester, Conn., and a senior at Southwick-Tolland Regional High in Southwick, Mass., plans to study physician assisting at Quinnipiac University;

In addition, 30 students received $5,000 scholarships:

  • Emily Baker, the daughter of James Baker, product and process specialist at the Timken facility in North Canton, and a senior at St. Vincent - St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio;
  • Olivia Beam, the daughter of Pamela Beam, continuous improvement specialist – purchasing excellence center, and John Beam, vice president of supply chain for bearings and power transmission at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;
  • Benjamin Behringer, the son of William Behringer, machinist at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at Tuslaw High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Mallory Capestrain, the daughter of Donald Capestrain, program manager at the Timken facility in North Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Victoria Ciesielczyk, the daughter of Gary Ciesielczyk, a Timken retiree, and a senior at Tuslaw High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Adrien Conreaux, the son of Christian Conreaux, shift supervisor at the Timken facility in Colmar, France, and a senior at Lycee Kirschleger in Munster, France;
  • Morgan Domin, the daughter of Richard Domin, Jr., senior product analyst for the automotive aftermarket at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Andrew Eslich, the son of Patrick Eslich, mill operator at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Ryan Finley, the son of Lynn Finley, quality systems specialist at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Canton South High School;
  • Clay Fogle, the son of Susan Fogle, section manager of distribution packaging at the former Timken distribution facility in Bucyrus, Ohio, and a senior at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson, Ohio;
  • Abhiroop Gupta, the son of Shyamal Gupta, general manager of the service business at the Timken facility in Pune, India, and a senior at Nowrosjee Wadia College in Pune;
  • Kimberly Howland, the daughter of Douglas Howland, controller for the aerospace aftermarket at the Timken facility in Los Alamitos, Calif., and a senior at Brea Olinda High School in Brea, Calif.;
  • Edward Janini, the son of Paul Janini, principal manufacturing engineer at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at Green High School in Uniontown, Ohio;
  • Leila Katabi, the daughter of Phil Kekel, maintainer/welder, at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at West Branch High School in Beloit, Ohio;
  • Namrata Kumari, the daughter of Rameshwar Singh, operator at the Timken facility in Jamshedpur, India, and a senior at Jamshedpur Public School-A.I.W.C.;
  • Rashmi Kumari, the daughter of Prabhu Chourasia, operator at the Timken facility in Jamshedpur, India, and a senior at Jamshedpur Public School-A.I.W.C.;
  • Paige Lautzenheiser, the daughter of Todd Lautzenheiser, general manager of purchasing excellence at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;
  • Zhenning Li, the son of Xianjun Li, director of finance and controller for Timken China at the Timken offices in Shanghai, China, and a senior at Cambridge International Centre of Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai;
  • Hannah Maczko, the daughter of Carl Maczko, principal product and process analyst at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Green High School in Uniontown, Ohio;
  • Jia Wei Pan, the daughter of Wenhong Pan, production cell manager at the Timken facility in Wuxi, China, and a senior at Jiangsu Tianyi High School in Wuxi;
  • Bogdan Petre, the son of Aurel Petre, quality manager at the Timken facility in Ploiesti, Romania, and a senior at Mihai Viteazul National College in Ploiesti;
  • Nicholas Seifert, the son of Michael Seifert, general manager of process improvement at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Anwesha Sinha, the daughter of Abhijit Sinha, team leader - stores at the Timken facility in Jamshedpur, India, and a senior at Sacred Heart Convent School in Jamshedpur;
  • Siddhant Srivastava, the son of Sudhir Srivastava, principal purchasing agent at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio;
  • Carly Stahl, the daughter of Duane Stahl, steel purchasing controller at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;
  • Alexandra Taneyhill, the daughter of Timothy Taneyhill, manager of manufacturing systems at the Timken offices in Canton, and a senior at Hoover High School in North Canton;
  • Arshiya Verma, the daughter of Sudesh Kumar, director of sales - ASEAN, Middle East, North Africa, Japan, Korea at the Timken offices in Singapore City, Singapore, and a senior at Overseas Family School in Singapore;
  • Brent Yingling, the son of Darrel Yingling, project manager of intermediate finishing line automation at a Timken facility in Canton, and a senior at GlenOak High School in Canton;
  • Shou Yu, the son of Zai Zhang, polisher/deburrer at the Timken facility in Lebanon, N.H., and a senior at Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H.; and
  • Jiali Zhang, the daughter of Michael Muck, regional sales manager Asia Pacific for Timken Gears and Services at the Timken offices in Singapore City, Singapore, and a senior at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Wash.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of industrial machinery and equipment all around the world.  The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel.  Timken® bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide.  With sales of $5.0 billion in 2012 and approximately 20,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.

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