Galoni new CEO at Thordon Bearings

By Jack Burke04 May 2021

Galoni is part of the fourth generation of family-owned business

Anna Galoni has been appointed CEO of bearing and seal specialist Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group company.

Galoni joined the Burlington, Ontario, Canada-headquartered company in 2007 after graduating from Queens University with a masters’ degree in Epidemiology.

Prior to her appointment in April, she held a number of senior roles in various departments including human resources director, new product development director and, subsequently, chair, Thordon Bearings – a position she continues to hold.

Her appointment follows the retirement of Terry McGowan, who stepped down after almost 14 years in the CEO role.

Anna Galoni

“I am very excited to be leading Thordon Bearings at this new juncture in its long and illustrious history, Galoni said. “I look forward to working with the senior management team to build on the work of my predecessor and to ensure the company remains at the very forefront of environmentally focused maritime seal and bearing solutions.

“We have now completed an internal restructure and finalized a set of business objectives designed to strengthen our leading position in our core market segments while creating opportunities in new ones, such as the forestry and mining industries. We are also close to unveiling new marine products, which are likely to result in more ship types returning to water lubricated propeller shafts.”

In addition to the maritime sector, Thordon’s polymer bearing technologies are used across the aviation, oil and gas, clean power generation and industrial pump industries.

Commenting on Galoni’s appointment, Thomson-Gordon Group Innovator and Thordon Bearings’ Founder, George (Sandy) A. Thomson, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of my stepdaughter Anna as our new CEO. After three generations of family ownership, the Thomson-Gordon Group and Thordon Bearings is now looking to a fourth-generation family member to safely navigate the company through the challenges of the future.”

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