Thordon Bearings appoints new technical director

Thordon Bearings has hired Anthony Hamilton as its new technical director.
Reporting directly to CEO Anna Galon, Hamilton will lead Thordon’s engineering, CAD and new product development teams.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Thordon family as we glance to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in existing and new markets,” stated Galoni. “Tony is a seasoned solutions-based leader having held senior technical positions in the marine, power, nuclear and manufacturing industries over the past 30 years.”

Hamilton graduated from Ireland’s Munster Technological University in 1985 with a level in marine engineering. After moving to Canada and finishing a Masters in Design and Manufacturing Engineering at McMaster University, he spent 10 years at Siemens AG in Hamilton, Ontario, then labored in the nuclear trade with Atomic Energy of Canada and Kinectrics Inc. digital pressure gauge went on to determine the engineering consultancy Sthenos Consulting.
Hamilton’s appointment is part of a company-wide restructure at Thordon Bearings that additionally sees Michael Skrzypczak named world service & help (GSS) manager.
“For more than 20 years Skrzypczak has been visiting Thordon Bearings as Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Surveyor within the Ontario region so he’s very acquainted with our manufacturing, designs and quality management processes,” mentioned Galoni.
“Michael’s understanding and experience with marine techniques and shaft bearings shall be an invaluable asset to the Thordon GSS community, which has expanded in recent times to cover more than one hundred key ports, and shipbuilding and restore hubs around the world.”

The restructure also 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 manager – LATAM. In addition, Danny Caffa has been appointed business improvement supervisor – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland business improvement manager – Marine (Asia/Pacific).
“I have been working very carefully with my senior administration team to develop and implement Thordon’s strategic goals constructed round our core strengths and environmental goals,” stated Galoni. “We have made, and can proceed to make, considerable investments in people and capital gear to develop our business.”


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