The Timken Company recently named James W. Skelly to the position of director of sales for the Americas. In this role, Skelly will be responsible for leading the sales team in North and South America, focusing on sales to original-equipment manufacturers in the off-highway, heavy truck, process industries and health and positioning control markets. During his 26 years with Timken, Skelly has held positions of increasing responsibility including product manager, operations manager, regional manager for original equipment sales and general manager of business development for the company's distribution network. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris University. A native of Lima, Ohio, Skelly is a member of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and European Power Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA).