Growing up in Indiana, Richard Kyle knew Purdue was for him. Kyle studied mechanical engineering at Purdue, where he refined his collaborative, leadership and motivational skills, shaping him as a professional and putting him on the path to success.
Today, Kyle is president and CEO of Timken Co., a 118-year-old global manufacturer of bearings and mechanical power transmissions. He has held other leadership positions within Timken, helping to significantly grow its U.S. manufacturing business and expand global operations in China, India and Romania.
Today, Timken accrues revenue of $3 billion annually and has an enterprise value of over $4 billion with 14,000 employees across 28 countries. His Purdue background has been with him every step of the way, instilling in him a strong work ethic, a commitment to teamwork and a love for problem-solving. “All of my biggest achievements were as part of a team. Success in business is rarely achieved individually.”
Investments in Infrastructure
Expansions and improvements to teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, offices
Elevating Student Experience
Scholarships, student opportunities, diversity programs, student clubs
Dedicated to the Cause
Fundraising, event hosting, activity planning, advisory boards, networking with alumni
Laboratory infrastructure and equipment, project startup funds, graduate student support
Administrative funds, student travel and networking, unexpected opportunities
Rewarding, retaining, recruiting faculty and promoting diversity in engineering