The Timken Company has promoted Matthew R. Eckels to chief engineer, application engineering, and Steven A. Roman to chief engineer, product engineering.
In his new role, Eckels will lead Timken’s off-highway and heavy-truck engineering resources and will identify customer needs and corresponding solutions. Since joining Timken in 2001 as an application engineer, Eckels has held positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s engineering team. Most recently, he held the position of group leader of Applications Engineering. Eckels holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and a master's degree in engineering from The University of Akron.
In his new role of chief engineer, product engineering, Roman will be responsible for the implementation, approval and consistent use of Timken design standards, the content of Timken engineering systems, identification of future engineering system needs and the continuous improvement of Timken’s current product designs.
Since joining Timken in 1996 as a product engineer, Roman has held the positions of design engineer, senior product engineer and, most recently, group leader of product engineering. He also led design efforts for Timken tapered roller bearings and related products, including packaged wheel bearings for light- and heavy-truck applications and, more recently, ultra-large bearings for the wind-energy market. Roman holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Grove City College.