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People (September 01, 2005)

The Timken Company board of directors named Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr. chairman, effective Aug. 15....


The Timken Company board of directors named Ward J. “Tim” Timken Jr. chairman, effective Aug. 15.

The appointment follows the July 29 United States Senate confirmation of W.R. Timken, Jr. as U.S. Ambassador to Germany and his subsequent resignation as chairman and member of the Timken board, effective August 14.

The new chairman, 38, joined The Timken Company in 1992 and was elected to the board in 2002. In April 2005, he was named vice chairman while continuing to serve as president of the company’s Steel Group, guiding that business, which had $1.2 billion in sales in 2004, to record levels of profitability.

Upon his resignation, former chairman W.R. Timken, Jr. said, “I leave The Timken Company with a sense of pride and a tinge of sadness after an affiliation of more than 47 years. However, I have great faith in the new leadership and an excellent board of directors. I am confident this company is poised for continued strong growth.” For more information on the Timken Company visit www.timken.com.

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Holland Canada, a subsidiary of The Holland Group Inc., has announced that Richard Lacasse has joined the Holland Canada field sales team as sales and service representative for the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

Lacasse, 43, is a 20-year veteran of the transportation equipment industry, having spent 18 of those years with the Trailmobile organization in various capacities. His most recent assignment was as parts and service manager for Trailmobile’s Montreal branch. Additionally, he co-founded and managed a component manufacturing and sales business within the transportation industry for a two-year period.

Lacasse lives in the Montreal area with his wife and four children and where company officials say he is well-known and highly regarded in the industry.

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Dale Hallman of Highway Sterling-Western Star has announced that Dale Drinkwater has joined its team of sales professionals. Drinkwater brings with him over 25 years of industry experience and says he looks forward to helping his former customers order a new Sterling or Western Star truck.

Highway Sterling-Western Star is located in Ayr, Ont. just west of Kitchener and offers sales, service and parts. Drinkwater can be reached at 1-800-487-7584 or (519) 740-2405 Ext. 443.


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