Nicole S. DiSalvo has been named to lead corporate communications for The Timken Company, reporting to Rich Kyle, president and chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective November 1, and comes as a result of the retirement of Kari Groh, vice president of communications and public relations, who will leave the company in December after more than 41 years of service with the Company.

Nicole joined Timken in 2006 as a marketing communications representative and subsequently held a number of communications positions with responsibilities including managing marketing communications for the company’s Process Industries segment and leading corporate and internal communications initiatives aimed at influencing a variety of stakeholders. In 2014, she was named manager of corporate communications and brand management, the position she held most recently. She also served as secretary of the Timken Charitable and Educational Fund board. Prior to joining Timken, Nicole was assistant director of Alumni Relations at Kent State University and regional director of marketing and Lincoln Financial Advisors. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Kent State University.

Kari starter her career at Timken in 1975 as a student while earning her bachelor’s degree at The University of Akron. She was named vice president of communications in 2009, the position he held prior to her retirement. Groh, who also holds an MBA degree from Ashland University, serves as chair of both Stark State College’s board of trustees and Women’s Impact, Inc.’s board of directors.