CANTON, OH — Timken has announced it will sponsor the Design News “Engineer of the Year” award at the National Design Engineering Show. The award, voted on by readers of Design News, will be presented at a banquet in February at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Established in 1987, the Engineer of the Year award recognizes the individuals behind significant developments in the field of engineering. It is the top honor presented at the show, which is part of National Manufacturing Week from Feb. 23-26, 2004. Design News is a trade magazine covering mechanical and electromechanical design engineering.
Each year, among other prizes, an educational grant is donated in the winner’s name to the engineering school of the winner’s choosing.
“It is increasingly important to support the engineers of tomorrow,” said Roger Knudsen, vice president of Timken engineering – industrial group. “Engineering is the backbone of our company and programs such as this help to further develop those who will lead us into the next wave of engineering advancements.”
Past winners of the Design News Engineer of the Year award include: Tom Vos, director of safety systems at TRW and prime force between development of auto safety systems; Alan Mulally, president of Boeing Commercial and leader of the design efforts for the Boeing 777; and Brian Muirhead, Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA engineer who led the Mars Pathfinder program. Timken bearings and steel can be found in all those applications.
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