Anna Galoni has been appointed Chief Govt Officer (CEO) of bearing and seal specialist Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group firm.
Galoni joined the Burlington, Ontario-headquartered firm in 2007 after graduating from Queens College with a Masters’ Diploma in Epidemiology.
Previous to her appointment in April, she held quite a few senior roles in varied departments together with Human Assets Director, New Product Growth Director and, subsequently, Chair, Thordon Bearings – a place she continues to carry.
Her appointment follows the retirement of Terry McGowan, who stepped down after virtually 14 years within the CEO function.
Galoni stated: “I’m very excited to be main Thordon Bearings at this new juncture in its lengthy and illustrious historical past. I stay up for working with the Senior Administration Group to construct on the work of my predecessor and to make sure the corporate stays on the very forefront of environmentally centered maritime seal and bearing options.
“We now have now accomplished an inside restructure and finalised a set of enterprise targets designed to strengthen our main place in our core market segments whereas creating alternatives in new ones, such because the forestry and mining industries. We’re additionally near unveiling new marine merchandise, that are prone to end in extra ship varieties returning to water lubricated propeller shafts.
“We’re not an enormous firm, however we make a major distinction when it comes to buyer worth, customer support and in serving to prospects’ obtain their working and environmental sustainability objectives.”
As the corporate’s first feminine CEO, Galoni hopes the appointment will encourage extra ladies to contemplate senior government positions within the maritime and industrial manufacturing sectors.
“A girl does deliver a distinct viewpoint to the Boardroom, however these industries are nonetheless male-dominated industries,” she stated.
“We just lately marketed a senior function however once I requested in regards to the proportion of ladies that had utilized for the function, I used to be shocked to study there have been none. Possibly they could be extra open to making use of for jobs within the manufacturing sector when there’s a feminine on the helm, I don’t know. What I do know is that these industries should be made extra enticing to ladies. Boardrooms should be numerous; they should be open to completely different ideas, completely different views, completely different concepts.”
Commenting on her appointment Thomson-Gordon Group Innovator and Thordon Bearings’ Founder, George (Sandy) A. Thomson, stated: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of my stepdaughter Anna as our new CEO. After three generations of household possession, the Thomson-Gordon Group and Thordon Bearings is now seeking to a fourth-generation member of the family to securely navigate the corporate by means of the challenges of the longer term.
“Anna has impressed all through her years with the corporate and is now starting to implement a plan that can see us develop and diversify the portfolio into different markets. Our philosophy, then and now, is to innovate and make methods and applied sciences that final a lifetime. This can proceed to be on the coronary heart of every part we do.”
Along with the maritime sector, Thordon’s polymer bearing applied sciences are used throughout the aviation, oil and fuel, clear energy technology and industrial pump industries. The corporate’s bearing and seal merchandise have achieved worldwide renown as grease- and maintenance-free, environmentally secure options to conventional bronze bearings.
“There’s a number of issues occurring,” Galoni stated. “Individuals listed below are excited. I’m excited. Innovation is an enormous a part of our 110-year-history and it will proceed. We wish to develop the enterprise and have large plans to take us to the subsequent stage, internationally. There’s a number of potential.”
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