Ward J. "Tim" Timken, Jr. Awarded 2009 Gary Memorial Medal at the American Iron and Steel Institute's General Meeting

Washington, D.C., May 5, 2009 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced today that Ward J.  “Tim” Timken, Jr. is the 2009 recipient of the Gary Memorial Medal.  Timken, chairman of The Timken Company, was honored with the award at the AISI 117th General Meeting in Phoenix, AZ., held May 3-5. 

In presenting the award, AISI Chairman James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel Corporation, praised Timken for “being there when the Institute and the industry needed him.”  

“At a critical time of transition for the Institute, Tim took on difficult leadership roles on behalf of the other member companies,” Wainscott said. “It’s no accident that the Timken Company has been recognized over the years for its corporate citizenship and ethical conduct. This is a direct reflection of the core values of the Timken family and their commitment to the communities and industries in which they operate.” 

Timken is a past chairman of the board of directors of AISI and has also served as chairman of a number of key committees. He continues to serve the Institute as a vice chairman and member of the board of directors.
The medal’s inscription reads:“In recognition of his leadership in furthering the interests of the steel industry and North American manufacturing; his vision for a strong, policy-focused Institute; and his commitment of time and energy to matters central to the future of the Institute and the interest of its members."

Established in 1927, the Gary Medal is named for Judge Elbert H. Gary, the first president of AISI.  The medal recognizes an individual for his or her remarkable lifelong contributions to the North American steel industry.

Since joining The Timken Company in 1992, Timken served in key postings in Europe and Latin America, as corporate vice president in the Office of the Chairman, and as vice chairman, prior to being named chairman in 2005. 

Prior to joining The Timken Company, Timken opened and managed the Washington, D.C. office of McGough & Associates, a Columbus, Ohio-based government affairs consulting firm.

Timken holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.   AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  AISI's member companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.

Nancy Gravatt
Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115