Thordon Bearings Appoints George Morrison New Area Sales Manager for Western Europe

Burlington, Ontario-based Thordon Bearings announces that it has appointed 16–year veteran George Morrison to the position of area sales manager for Western Europe. He replaces Campbell Cunningham, who is retiring.

According to Jan Willem de Jong, Thordon’s commercial director, Morrison’s experience and energy will be a catalyst for maintaining our strong growth in Western Europe.

“George is the perfect leader to develop our existing and new products with our strong distribution network,” de Jong said in a company press release. “He brings a wealth of bearing and seals experience combined with sales, engineering and management that will allow him to offer the best solutions to our customers.”

“I was attracted to the role in Thordon Bearings due to the company’s unwavering commitment to the product range and the environmental benefits of using them,” Morrison added. “I am certain that the market for water lubricated bearings will be growing over the future years and I am looking forward to developing this within Western Europe.”

Morrison is a chartered mechanical engineer who began his career in 1994 as a design engineer working with UK-based companies such as Turboflex Ltd., SSS Gears and Bibby Transmissions.  In 2002, he moved into commercial sales working with John Crane UK Ltd., and then on to Railko and Wartsila providing sales and commercial management of seals and bearings. George holds an engineering degree from the University of Glasgow and an MBA from Buckinghamshire Business School in the United Kingdom.