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Forty one and a half years at the Timken Company. Thirty three years spent in product engineering and eight and a half in corporate purchasing. In engineering I specialized in bearing materials and product specifications. Worked with Timken associates to design and apply appropriate steel grades for maximum bearing life. Then worked with outside suppliers to purchase those steels. Worked with Bearing Materials and Metallurgy group to design material specifications as guideline for selecting steel grades for use by other associates. Developed specifications that could also be used by suppliers of bearing quality steels for heat treat purposes.

In 1984 a manager offered her an "opportunity" to volunteer on a board for a childcare center. That opportunity became a passion  which continues today.  Vera has worked with children and childcare agencies for over thirty years.  She has served on the United Way board, YWCA board and multiple other community agencies.  Was chair of several boards and helped develop long range plans.
 
Vera ended her career after over forty one years in a purchasing position where she was buying engineered products for three plants and traveling internationally.  This position required business planning skills and financial management.  
 
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations

Education

 

Attended University of Akron. No graduate degree.


Communication Methods

  • In Person