Timken Makes Trio of Executive Appointments

The bearings maker has new leaders for its Industrial Motion and Engineered Bearings units, while its HR leader is now an executive officer.

North Canton, Ohio-based bearings and industrial motion products maker Timken announced three executive appointments on Aug. 10.

Christopher Coughlin

Christopher Coughlin has been named executive vice president and president of Industrial Motion. That group includes Timken’s portfolio of solutions adjacent to bearings, including automatic lubrication, linear motion, drive systems, belts and chain, couplings, clutches and brakes and industrial services. “A seasoned Timken executive, Coughlin has diversified the company’s business through organic growth initiatives, product innovation and strategic M&A. He previously led Timken’s global engineered bearings business and the company’s expansive growth in renewable energy,” the company announced. Coughlin joined Timken in 1984.

Andreas Roellgen has been named EVP and president of Engineered Bearings, where he is responsible for the leadership and profitable growth of Timken’s global Engineered Bearings business, which operates across 42 countries and serves a diverse industrial end-market mix and customer base. “Most recently, Roellgen led the company’s strategy to grow its global market share across Europe, Asia and Africa and is credited for significantly expanding Timken’s position in China and India,” the company said. Roellgen began his Timken career in 1997 and has held bearing business leadership roles in sales, manufacturing, supply chain, strategy and business development.

Andreas Roellgen

With the above changes, Hans Landin, group vice president, will be leaving the company. “We appreciate Hans’ many contributions to the company over his 25-year career,” said Richard Kyle, Timken president and CEO. “His strong sales and commercial background and customer-centric approach were instrumental in advancing Timken’s strategy, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Natasha Pollock, vice president of human resources, has been appointed an executive officer by Timken’s board of directors. “Pollock will continue to advance Timken as an employer of choice that attracts, engages and develops a world-class team of problem solvers,” the company said, adding that since joining Timken in 2001, Pollock enabled the company’s geographic expansion through her development of global HR strategy, talent and culture. “Pollock is accomplished in leadership and talent development, complex organizational change management, employee engagement, and workplace diversity and inclusion,” Timken noted.

Natasha Pollock

Timken posted $4.1 billion in sales in 2021 and employs more than 18,000 people globally, operating from 43 countries.

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