CHICAGO Salvatore "Sal"
J. Miraglia Jr. will retire as president of Timken Co.s
steel group at the end of the year after serving with the
company for 40 years.
Richard G. Kyle will assume the
newly created position of aerospace and steel group president
effective Sept. 1. He also will work on such companywide issues
as quality assurance.
"We appreciate the many
contributions Sal has made to the company with his rare blend
of technology, operations and supply chain expertise," Timken
president and chief executive officer James W. Griffith said in
a statement. "Now, Rich (will be tasked) to accelerate the
growth of the company and develop the capabilities that fuel
Miraglia joined the Canton,
Ohio-based company as a metallurgist in 1972 and subsequently
held roles in research and purchasing. During his tenure, he
served as director of manufacturing in Europe, group vice
president of industrial and super-precision bearings in North
America, and senior vice president of technology. Miraglia
became steel group president in 2005.
Kyle joined Timken in 2006 as
vice president of manufacturing for the companys former
industrial group. He was later promoted to president of the
mobile industries segment, where he drove its transformation
while managing global manufacturing operations. In 2010,
Kyles role was expanded to include the companys
aerospace and defense segment.
Prior to joining Timken, Kyle
held management positions at Maynooth, Ireland-based Cooper
Industries Plc and served as vice president of operations at a
division of Shelton, Conn.-based Hubbell Inc.