NORTH CANTON, Ohio: November 3, 2015 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), the world leader in tapered roller bearings, announced the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers’ Representative Awards today during Automotive Aftermarket Week. Timken distributed the awards to the recipients at a recognition breakfast to kick off this week’s Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo in Las Vegas.
Timken awarded their 2015 Representative of the Year honor to Jim Kruger of NA Williams-Midwest. Kruger is a regional manager for traditional automotive distribution in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
“Jim’s career in automotive aftermarket spans more than 30 years,” said Mike Peace, Timken national sales manager for the automotive aftermarket. “His experience learning the industry from the ground up with a local distributor as counterman through store manager has contributed to his success as a manufacturer’s sales rep. Jim’s patience and perseverance has served him well over the years and rewarded him greatly in the past year.”
Jim and his wife Barb reside in Big Lake, MN and have four adult children and eight grandchildren.