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Ward 'Tim' Timken, Jr. Steps Down as TimkenSteel's CEO

He served in the role for the past five years

Ward J. “Tim” Timken Jr. is stepping down as chief executive officer and president of TimkenSteel board of directors effective immediately, according to News 5 media partner

“In an effort to revitalize both the near-term performance and long-term potential of TimkenSteel, now is the time for new leadership at the company. While stepping down as CEO is not an easy decision, it has been a true privilege for me to lead TimkenSteel on its journey as an independent public company,” Timken said. “As a member of the Timken family and CEO for the past five years, I want to thank all employees for their dedication and commitment. I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish together and remain confident in the long-term success of TimkenSteel.”

Timken made $4.7 million in total compensation, with most of that coming from stock options. His base salary was $886,830 with a $309,870 bonus, $1.5 million in stock options and $1.9 million in stock, according to

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