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Ward 'Tim' Timken Jr. steps down as CEO of TimkenSteel as company's stock continues to drop

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 11:50:26-04

CANTON,Ohio — 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

Filling his position is John P.Reilly, who will immediately assume the role of chairman of the board. Terry L. Dunlap has been appointed as the company's interim chief executive officer and president.

TimkenSteel stock closed at $6.02 a share on Tuesday. It was $14.25 a share a year ago.

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