July 20, 2005
The Timken Company has announced that President Bush intends to nominate W. R. Timken, Jr., chairman of the Timken Board of Directors, for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Germany. The nomination will be forwarded to the U.S. Senate for confirmation. If confirmed by the Senate, Timken will be required to resign his position as a member of the Board of The Timken Company. Until then, he will continue as chairman.