CANTON, OH - The Timken Company named Michael G. Copeland to regional sales manager of heavy-duty aftermarket for the Western area and Canada.

In his new role, Copeland will be responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for the heavy-duty aftermarket. He will lead a team that generates demand for Timken products with truck fleets and heavy-duty distributors and dealers. Additionally, this role includes managing and training the sales force for the western United States and Canada.

Copeland joined Timken in 2006 as an industrial seal specialist before being promoted to industry specialist-forestry products where he was directly responsible for Timken's relationships with leading paper companies. Prior to joining Timken, Copeland worked for The Boeing Company, Garlock Sealing Technologies and served in the US Army as a captain in Air Defense Artillery.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, he earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial mechanics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company ( keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that are critical to help hard-working machinery perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and 20,000 people operating from locations in 29 countries, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.