Jon T. Elsasser

Advisory Board

Jon T. Elsasser retired from The Timken Company as senior vice president and chief information officer in 2009.  Mr. Elsasser joined the company in 1978 as a systems analyst in Canton and subsequently held positions of manager – Bucyrus Bearing Distribution Center, president – Timken do Brasil, group vice president – Europe, Africa and West Asia, and senior vice president – corporate development before assuming his last role in which he was responsible for global information technology and corporate shared services.

Mr. Elsasser currently sits on the boards or advisory boards of four private companies and consults on a variety of technology and general management issues.  He is also active in the community as immediate past chairman of Ohio and Erie Canalway Association, as president of the Zoar Community Association, and as immediate past treasurer and a board member of the Ohio Historical Society.  He recently restored and now operates an historic Zoar structure as a destination restaurant, the Canal Tavern of Zoar, just outside the historic village.

Elsasser graduated from The College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in economics and from Harvard University with a master’s degree in business administration.