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Employment History




The Timken Company

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and President for Bearings

The Timken Company

Chief Operating Officer

The Timken Company


Mechanical Engineering


Board Member
Canton Symphony Orchestra


Master's Degree
Mechanical Engineering
Akron University

Bachelor's Degree
Mechanical Engineering
Lehigh University

Web References (13 Total References)

Car owner Bob ...

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Car owner Bob Leibensperger, retired COO of Timken, was at the wheel.He's the kind of guy who not only apologizes for a barely noticeable whine from the rear axle but also plans to rebuild the diff in his home shop.My kind of enthusiast.

Chamber News from the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Community Salute Award of Appreciation winners include: Jeffrey Dreyer, president, Canton Financial, Early Childhood Resource Center, Kent State University at Stark, and Robert L. Leibensperger, retired COO and President-Bearings, The Timken Company.

Robert L. Leibensperger is receiving an Award of Appreciation for initiating and completing a short-term activity resulting in widespread benefits to the community.
Leibensperger, a longtime Canton Symphony Orchestra board member, spearheaded the Capital Campaign to build the Zimmermann Symphony Center and provide a permanent home for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Born near Allentown, Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1960 and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Akron University in 1970. He started his career with The Timken Company in 1960 as a Sales Engineer but spent most of his career on the technical side of the business, eventually serving as VP Technology for 10 years. He retired in 2000 as Chief Operating Officer of the Timken Company and President-Bearings.
Leibensperger was nominated by Michelle Mullaly, executive director of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

2-98 Newsfront: Timken acquires Romanian bearings producer

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As with other acquisitions , we will be working to strengthen Rulmenti Grei by introducing advanced technology and manufacturing processes , says Robert Leibensperger , president of Timken's bearings business.Over the next five years , we will match the Romanian privatization reinvestment in the enterprise to establish Ploesti as a major technical center for the design and manufacture of bearings for industrial applications.The output will be substantially above the current level..

Timken and the Romanian government signed the purchase agreement in December , less than five months after Timken's initial plant visit.

"The Conquest of Friction," Feature Article, November 2003

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by Robert Leibensperger

Robert Leibensperger is a retired executive vice president and chief operating officer and president for bearings of the Timken Co. in Canton, Ohio.

Other award winners were: Bob ...

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Other award winners were: Bob Leibensperger, a former Timken Company executive who won the Arts Volunteer of the Year award for countless hours he and his wife donate tp the arts; Mercy Medical Center, which received the Business Arts Award for large companies for its many contributions to the arts; American Electric Power, the recipient of the Business Arts Award for medium companies, for its support of the SmArts program and other county art projects; and the Canton Farmer's Market, awarded for being the Most Innovative Special Project Grant for including the arts at its weekly Saturday food festival.

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