The Timken Company today announced the retirement after 35 years of service of W.J. ("Jack") Timken, 61, vice president and officer. He will remain a member of the board of directors of the company, where he has served since 1971. Deb L. Miller, 46, has joined the company as senior vice president of communications and community affairs and an officer of the company. In addition to leading the corporate and marketing communications functions, she will assume Jack's role in community affairs. Ms. Miller will report to Glenn A. Eisenberg, executive vice president - finance and administration."Jack has been my strong partner as we have moved the company forward over the years," said W.R. Timken, Jr., chairman. "From his work in human resource development to his management of community affairs, he has enhanced our company's commitment to respect for individual dignity and the well-being of our associates. He will be remembered and missed by Timken associates around the world. Fortunately, as a board member and the president of the Timken Foundation, he will continue to be involved in both the company and the communities in which we operate."The Timken Foundation is a private, family foundation, unaffiliated with The Timken Company.Jack Timken began his career with Timken in 1968 in the company's steel operations. He went on to serve as director of corporate development and director of human resources before his election to vice president in 1992.