Lipscomb University's College of Business will award its spring 2013 Heroes of Business honor to James W. Griffith, CEO of The Timken Company, a global $5 billion steel and bearing company. Griffith will speak in the Doris Swang Chapel in the Ezell Center at 10:55 a.m. on Thursday, April 18.
Griffith leads The Tinken Company, a global business focused on technologies to manage the friction generated by moving parts and to improve the transmission of power in a wide variety of machines. He earned both an undergraduate engineering degree and an MBA degree from Stanford University.
The Heroes of Business series and award recognizes business leaders who have demonstrated ethical business practices while succeeding in business and working from a foundation of Christian faith. Those honored as part of this program share their stories with aspiring business students to help change their perception of the questionable ethical business practices sometimes found in the business world
Other Heroes of Business award winners include Cy Young Award-winning baseball pitcher R.A. Dickey; The Honorable David A. Sampson, former deputy secretary of commerce during President George W. Bush’s administration; Christian business entrepreneurs John and Eleanor Liu of Beijing, China; and former CEO and Chairman of the multi-billion dollar service company ServiceMaster, William Pollard.