Advisory Board

 George A. (Sandy) Thomson

Mr. Thomson attended Northrop University in Inglewood, California studying Aircraft Maintenance Engineering but graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. After working with A.W. Chesterton, in 1965 Mr. Thomson joined the family business, Thomson-Gordon. At the time, this company was primarily a distributor of Engineers Supplies. Looking for a niche where engineered mechanical products made from rubber and plastic components could be designed, Mr. Thomson developed the Thordon polymer in the late 1960’s. The Thomson-Gordon Group has evolved with several industrial and aviation companies over the past 30 years.  Currently, Mr. Thomson also operates a film production business, Cinema Sixteen Inc. besides being the Chairman of Thordon Bearings Inc. Mr. Thomson is the 3rd generation owner of the Thomson-Gordon Group and Thordon Bearings.

Anna Galoni

Joined Thomson-Gordon Group in July 2007 and was appointed Human Resources Director in 2008 and Vice-Chair in 2009.  Mrs. Galoni is the next family owner (4th Generation). She has been a member of the Board of Advisors since 2006.  Born in Gdynia, Poland in 1974.  Moved to Canada in mid 1990’s.  Holds Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Science (Epi) from Queens University, Canada.

Mr. Todd Young

Todd holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from Ryerson University (Toronto Metropolitan University), as well as his Professional Engineering License. After graduating as a mechanical engineer in 1986, Todd Young joined Bombardier Aerospace where he designed fuselage components for the Dash 8 Series 100 and 300 aircraft. Following a number of roles, he was appointed Vice President, Customer Service and Support for all Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Products, before transitioning to De Havilland Aircraft, Canada, as its Chief Operating Officer. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Aerospace Council since 2013. He is a passionate leader who uses his strong communication skills, self-directed enthusiasm and high personal energy to motivate and influence teams. After 35 years in the aerospace industry, Todd recently founded Young Aerospace Group Limited, to share his passion by helping others.”

Mr. Pat Field

Pat started working an as apprentice during high school with his dad at a small airport in Bainsville, Ontario and was the first person to sign up for the very first avionics course in Canada at Centennial College.   Pat started working at the family business, Brant Aero, in 1972 and since 1986 been a principal, Director of Maintenance, PRM, and AE.  Brant Aero represents all leading avionics manufacturers, specialize in aircraft sales and maintenance, import and export aircraft from around the world.  Their avionics services include design, installation, maintenance and repairs of most avionics systems on the market today. 

Pat is a private pilot with night, multi IFR ratings and enjoys flying anywhere he can in his 1958 C-310B. 

Mr. Tom Gretton



Mr. Wayne Juniper

Wayne is an AME with a Commercial Pilot license. He has served in a variety of senior maintenance positions in industry,  he has been a college instructor, and he is currently Transport Canada's Recreational Aviation Airworthiness Specialist. In this capacity, Wayne conducts more than 30 aviation safety seminars each year with COPA, EAA and many others.