EVP Strategy and Corporate Development at TimkenSteel
Kevin Raketich is executive vice president of strategy and corporate development for TimkenSteel. He leads the formulation and execution of our strategic plan and the supporting corporate development activities. Kevin joined the company’s rotational development program in 1990 and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, marketing and strategy. These included leadership of the global steering business segment when the steel business was part of The Timken Company, during which he oversaw operations in the U.S. and Brazil. Kevin also held several management roles as an expatriate in Shanghai, China for nearly a decade, including managing director of distribution and later, alloy steel. Upon returning to the U.S., he led business development and strategic marketing for TimkenSteel and most recently served as vice president of our industrial and energy segments. Kevin serves on the board of directors for our international entities, and is active locally in The United Way and numerous charitable fundraising activities. In addition, he lectures on business development at the university level. Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in material science engineering from Michigan State University and was a Fuqua Scholar while receiving his master’s degree in business administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.