Timken R&D department executive awarded top industry organization honor

June 3, 2024
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Timken Corporation, a global leader in the engineering bearings and industrial transmission products industry,

is pleased to announce that R&D director Ryan Evans has been appointed as an academician by the Society of

Friction and Lubrication Engineers by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).


The Association of Friction and Lubrication Engineers is a technical organization composed of research, development,

and marketing experts, with less than 200 engineers and scientists worldwide holding the title of academician.


Timken Company has been committed to solving the most challenging engineering problems for customers for 125 years.

Ryan has made significant contributions to this and deserves this honor, We congratulate him.Ryan possesses extensive

on-site experience, recognized research abilities, and leadership skills . All of these fully demonstrate that he has always

been committed to excellent operations and cutting-edge innovation.We are very proud to have team members like Ryan

to help drive the continuous progress of Timken Company and the industry.


The elite academicians of the Association of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers have achieved significant achievements

in the fields of tribology and lubrication engineering, with over 20 years of professional experience.


In 1999, Evans began his career as an intern at Timken Company. Afterwards, he held increasingly important positions,

including leading the company's tribology strategy and development projects.


In 2018, he took up his current position as the Global Research and Development Director at Timken Corporation. In his

career, he has published over 44 research papers and developed 14 patents.


Evans' contribution helped Timken Company successfully win the prestigious R&D 100 Award, be selected for the Global

Most Innovative Companies list by Fast Company magazine, and be named one of the most innovative companies in the

United States by Fortune magazine.


Since 2012, Evans has held multiple executive and committee member positions at the Society of Friction and Lubrication

Engineers, including serving as chairman from 2022 to 2023. Evans holds a Master's and PhD in Chemical Engineering from

Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Akron University.