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Timken adds USC alumna to board

Staff Report
Published June 15, 2012

The Timken Co.'s board of directors elected Diane C. Creel, 63, as a director for a term that expires at the company's annual meeting in 2013.

Creel holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from the University of South Carolina.

She is the recently retired chairman, CEO and president of Ecovation Inc., a green technology company providing waste-to-energy treatment solutions to Fortune 1000 companies in the food and beverage industries.

She now applies her 35 years of expertise consulting with clients in the engineering, architecture and construction industries.

Prior to Ecovation, Creel was chairman, CEO and president of Earth Tech Inc., which, during her tenure as CEO, completed 27 acquisitions and grew revenues from $50 million to $1.6 billion.

She currently serves on the boards of directors of Allegheny Technologies Inc., EnPro Industries and Goodrich Corp.

The Timken Co. provides friction management and mechanical power transmission products and services for machinery. The Canton, Ohio-based company had sales of $5.2 billion in 2011 and 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, including plants in the Upstate.

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Added: 18 Jun 2012

Diane Creel is a five star person. She and I worked together for a time in the early 70's. She is successful because she is honest, has strong ethical values and works exceptionally hard. I hope to re-establish contact with her. She is a born leader and superstar !!!

John Boudreaux