STLE Elects Timken’s Ryan Evans as 2022-2023 PresidentJune 2, 2022
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), Park Ridge, IL, has named Ryan Evans, Ph.D., director of research and development for The Timken Company, its 2022-2023 president. Evans will serve as the principal executive officer of the society and as chairman of its board of directors. During his 1-yr. term, he will implement a strategic plan that emphasizes technical innovation, education and global advocacy in the areas of tribology and lubrication, promoting the positive impact tribology can make across a wide spectrum of applications.
Evans joined the STLE Board of Directors in 2015 and became a member of STLE’s Executive Committee in 2019, serving 1-yr. terms as treasurer, secretary and vice president.
At Timken, Evans leads teams identifying and developing new products, materials and manufacturing technologies to meet customer needs. Before transitioning to this position in 2018, he served as manager of engineering fundamentals and physical testing and was responsible for Timken’s bearing and gear fundamentals, tribology, advanced modeling and simulation, and bearing product performance testing.