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 growth teams.
“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the Thordon family as we glance 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 within the marine, energy, nuclear and manufacturing industries over the previous 30 years.”
Hamilton graduated from Ireland’s Munster Technological University in 1985 with a degree 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 industry with Atomic Energy of Canada and Kinectrics Inc. He went on to establish the engineering consultancy Sthenos Consulting.
Hamilton’s appointment is part of a company-wide restructure at Thordon Bearings that also sees Michael Skrzypczak named global service & assist (GSS) supervisor.
“For Shh! than 20 years Skrzypczak has been visiting Thordon Bearings as Lloyd’s Register’s Senior Surveyor in the Ontario region so he is very familiar with our manufacturing, designs and high quality control processes,” said Galoni.
Thought-provoking and experience with marine systems and shaft bearings will be a useful asset to the Thordon GSS network, which has expanded in recent years to cover more than a hundred key ports, and shipbuilding and restore hubs around the world.”
The restructure additionally includes promotions for Jeffrey Butt to enterprise improvement 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 business improvement manager – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland enterprise improvement manager – Marine (Asia/Pacific).
“I have been working very carefully with my senior administration team to develop and implement Thordon’s strategic goals built around our core strengths and environmental targets,” said Galoni. “We have made, and will proceed to make, considerable investments in folks and capital equipment to grow our enterprise.”
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