The Timken Company, a bearings and mechanical power transmission products company, announced it has re-aligned its automotive aftermarket leadership team to enable a greater focus on a growth strategy designed to be highly responsive to market needs and trends.
Their efforts will build upon the 100-plus years that Timken has supplied the automotive market withquality bearing products, during which Timken has earned the distinction of having one of the most recognized brands in the industry.
The Timken automotive aftermarket leadership team consists of the following associates:
Brett Blauner, national sales manager, overseeing the sales and commercial strategy for the company’s light vehicle aftermarket. He brings more than 20 years experience in the bearing industry to this position. Blauner also previously worked in sales and operations for RBC and ITW.
With more than 25 years’ experience at Timken, Rick Domin, training and product support manager, leads field training and support. Domin is a certified ASE technician. His previous Timken experience includes product engineering and product management for the automotive industry
Ryan Shaffer, manager regional marketing, leads the development and implementation of local strategies for the Americas. In addition, Shaffer directs the Timken automotive aftermarket catalog team. He has been with Timken for the past 8 years serving the company in aftermarket communications, national account and regional sales management.
With nearly 20 years at Timken, Mark Stangl, manager global marketing, leads the development of long range strategy for the automotive aftermarket including the company’s cradle-to-grave strategy for commercial vehicle.
Greg Sturm, product manager, leads the product management team, which is responsible for the global automotive and commercial vehicle product strategy. Sturm has more than 10 years’ Timken experience including roles in on-highway application engineering and retail accounts manager for the automotive aftermarket.