Thordon Bearings appoints new technical director
Tony Hamilton (left), technical director and Michael Skrzypczak (right), global service & support manager at Thordon Bearings.

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 look to strengthen the company’s product portfolio in existing 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 past 30 years.”

Hamilton graduated from Ireland’s Munster Technological University in 1985 with a degree 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 worked 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 & support (GSS) manager.

“For more 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 quality control processes,” said Galoni.

“Michael’s understanding and experience with marine systems and shaft bearings will be an invaluable asset to the Thordon GSS network, which has expanded in recent years to cover more than 100 key ports, and shipbuilding and repair hubs around the world.”

The restructure also includes promotions for Jeffrey Butt to business development manager – Navy and Coast Guard; Jason Perry to regional manager – North America; and Yves Silva to regional manager – LATAM. In addition, Danny Caffa has been appointed business development manager – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland business development manager – Marine (Asia/Pacific).

“I have been working very closely with my senior management team to develop and implement Thordon’s strategic objectives built around our core strengths and environmental goals,” said Galoni. “We have made, and will continue to make, considerable investments in people and capital equipment to grow our business.”