Timken names executives
Timken Co.’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, Glenn A. Eisenberg, will leave the company next year after it spins off its steel business. The Canton company announced other impending executive changes as well.
When the spinoff is complete in about 12 months, with a separate steel and a bearings and power transmission business, Philip D. Fracassa and Christopher J. Holding will become CFOs of the two independent publicly traded companies.
Fracassa, senior vice president, will continue to lead planning and development at Timken and will oversee the project management office charged with facilitating the split of the two businesses.
Holding, who leads tax and treasury, will become CFO of the new steel company.
Eisenberg has been at Timken for 12 years. Timken President and Chief Executive Officer James W. Griffith previously announced he will retire once the separation is completed.
Diebold creates new unit
Diebold Inc. has created a new Electronic Security Headquarters in Green to centralize operations and to help grow its electronic security business.
The facility, on Graybill Road, has about 75 employees.
The headquarters serves as a hub that connects Diebold’s Center of Excellence for engineering and design in Elmsford, N.Y.; monitoring centers in Ohio, Hawaii and Mexico; and 110 electronic security field offices in the United States.
Diebold said it has the opportunity to acquire additional space at the Graybill Road facility as its electronic security business grows.
Tire conference starts
The Tire Society’s annual conference runs today and Wednesday at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn hotel. Hundreds of people are expected to attend.
Keynote speaker is Chuck Yurkovich, vice president of global research and development at Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Hans Pacejka, professor emeritus, Delft University of Technology, is the distinguished technical achievement award winner.
Tim Joseph, associate professor, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum, is the banquet speaker. Bill Langer, MTS Fellow, Ground Vehicles, at MTS Systems, is the Plenary Lecture speaker.
The awards reception and banquet starts 6 p.m. today.
More information is online at www.tiresociety.org.
LinkedIn workshop Thursday
A workshop called LinkedIn for Job Seekers will kick off the Hudson Library & Historical Society’s fall series for job seekers at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Attendees should establish a LinkedIn account ahead of time. Go online to LinkedIn.com to create an account.
Jo Ann Wetzel with IT support company Jaekle Group Inc. of Macedonia will present the workshop. She will follow up the Thursday session with LinkedIn Part II at 3 p.m. Oct. 17.
To register and for information on all the workshops in the fall series, go online to www.hudsonlibrary.org and click on “Programs & Events/Registration” under the “Adult” tab. The phone is 330-653-6658, ext. 1010.
Yahoo video is changing
Yahoo is auditioning for a bigger role on iPhones and iPads with the release of its first mobile application tailored for watching video on touch-control screens. The app is called Yahoo Screen. It’s set up to make the experience of sifting through video on smartphones and tablet computers more like channel surfing on a television. The Monday debut included Yahoo rolling out eight comedy series made exclusively for its website. Also available are clips from more than 700 episodes of NBC’s Saturday Night Live broadcast during the past 38 years.
NBC game show popular
For Subway restaurants, NBC’s The Million Second Quiz trivia show is no stumper — it’s a chance to put its sandwiches in front of viewers for almost two weeks in a row.
The live game show debuted Monday night on Comcast Corp.’s television network, with plans calling for it to run 12 days without interruption, online and for one hour in prime time. The novel format has shown promise, with more than 300,000 downloads of the app and 11 million playing online before the show started.
NBC and its partners, which include Eveready Battery Co. and Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, are betting the approach will work. Audience members compete at home for footlong Subway sandwiches and a chance to play on the set in New York with a Subway restaurant and Eveready-sponsored “Money Chair.”
Compiled from staff and wire reports