Thordon Bearings appoints new technical director

Thordon Bearings has hired Anthony Hamilton as its new technical director.
Reporting on to CEO Anna Galon, Hamilton will lead Thordon’s engineering, CAD and new product improvement groups.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Thordon household as we look to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in current and new markets,” said Galoni. “Tony is a seasoned solutions-based leader having held senior technical positions within 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 moving 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 trade with Atomic Energy of Canada and Kinectrics Inc. He went on to establish the engineering consultancy Sthenos Consulting.
digital pressure gauge is a part of a company-wide restructure at Thordon Bearings that also sees Michael Skrzypczak named world service & support (GSS) supervisor.
“For more than 20 years Skrzypczak has been visiting Thordon Bearings as Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Surveyor within the Ontario area so he is very familiar with our manufacturing, designs and quality management processes,” said Galoni.
“Michael’s understanding and expertise with marine methods and shaft bearings will be an invaluable asset to the Thordon GSS community, which has expanded in latest times to cowl greater than one hundred key ports, and shipbuilding and repair hubs around the world.”

The restructure also includes promotions for Jeffrey Butt to enterprise growth manager – Navy and Coast Guard; Jason Perry to regional supervisor – North America; and Yves Silva to regional manager – LATAM. In addition, Danny Caffa has been appointed enterprise growth manager – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland business development supervisor – Marine (Asia/Pacific).
“I have been working very closely with my senior administration staff to develop and implement Thordon’s strategic objectives constructed around our core strengths and environmental objectives,” said Galoni. “We have made, and will proceed to make, considerable investments in folks and capital gear to grow our business.”


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