Thordon Bearings appoints new technical director

Thordon Bearings has employed Anthony Hamilton as its new technical director.
Reporting on to CEO Anna Galon, Hamilton will lead Thordon’s engineering, CAD and new product growth groups.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Thordon household as we look to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in present and new markets,” said Galoni. “Tony is a seasoned solutions-based leader having held senior technical positions in the marine, power, nuclear and manufacturing industries over the previous 30 years.”
Hamilton graduated from Ireland’s Munster Technological University in 1985 with a level in marine engineering. After shifting to Canada and completing a Masters in Design and Manufacturing Engineering at McMaster University, he spent 10 years at Siemens AG in Hamilton, Ontario, then labored within the nuclear business with Atomic Energy of Canada and Kinectrics Inc. He went on to ascertain the engineering consultancy Sthenos Consulting.
Hamilton’s appointment is part of a company-wide restructure at Thordon Bearings that also sees Michael Skrzypczak named international service & support (GSS) manager.
“For According to than 20 years Skrzypczak has been visiting Thordon Bearings as Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Surveyor within the Ontario region so he is very conversant in our manufacturing, designs and high quality management processes,” said Galoni.
“Michael’s understanding and experience with marine techniques and shaft bearings will be an invaluable asset to the Thordon GSS network, which has expanded in current years to cowl more than a hundred key ports, and shipbuilding and repair hubs all over the world.”
The restructure additionally consists of promotions for Jeffrey Butt to enterprise development manager – Navy and Coast Guard; Jason Perry to regional supervisor – North America; and Yves Silva to regional supervisor – LATAM. In addition, Danny Caffa has been appointed enterprise development manager – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland enterprise development manager – Marine (Asia/Pacific).
“I have been working very carefully with my senior management group to develop and implement Thordon’s strategic goals built round our core strengths and environmental targets,” stated Galoni. “We have made, and can proceed to make, appreciable investments in individuals and capital equipment to develop our enterprise.”
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