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Sproson most recently held the position of vice president – mobile industries within the Bearings and Power Transmissions segment. He joined the company in 1978 as a sales engineer in
Europe and continued to advance his career in a variety of sales and marketing management positions. From 2003 to 2005, Sproson served as director of automotive sales in
Europe and was named vice president of commercial transportation systems for Mobile Industries in 2009. He holds a bachelor's degree of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Aston in
Great Britain, and completed INSEAD's International Executive program and the
University of Virginia Darden School's EDGE executive development program.
Fang retires after a long career, advancing to hold leadership positions in
the United States and in
Asia. Since starting his career in 1984, Fang held various management positions in engineering and sales, advancing to vice president in 1997 and general manager in 2005 of Timken's aerospace business. Fang served as vice president of sales and marketing in
China before being named to his current position as president of
China in 2007. Fang is a member of U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) Management Board and a board member of Junior Achievement China. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the
University of Glasgow in the
United Kingdom and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and applied machinery from the
University of Rhode Island.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR;
www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and mechanical power transmission products and services that help machinery perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of
$5.2 billion in 2011 and approximately 21,000 people operating from locations in 30 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.
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