McDonough Canada recently welcomed new electrical engineer, Thomas Ryan, to the team. Learn more about his interests, his time in Cyprus as part of a military family, and his role at McDonough.
- Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am originally from Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean, where my family lived on a British military base. We moved to Canada over 10 years ago. Since then, I have completed my education in Electrical Engineering, Team Management and Entrepreneurship, Advanced Solar Training and Design, and have begun working on my Electrician Red Seal.
- Why did you choose your current career path?
I have been interested in electronics since the age of 8, always taking something apart to see how it worked. Electrical engineering seemed like a natural career choice.
- What is your role at McDonough?
Electrical Engineering, where I design and implement industrial control systems.
- How did you find yourself at McDonough?
I applied to McDonough after graduating as the position offered hands-on as well as design work.
- You’ve been a bit of an entrepreneur thus far in your career, can you tell us a bit about that?
I’m always interested in starting new projects. I designed PCBs and sold electrical kits online in high school; with an interest in renewable energy, this led into myself starting my own part time business where I create custom solar energy systems for clients in Atlantic Canada. My interests also span to researching oxyhydrogen production and water processing products for growing mycelium.
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
You’ll usually find me working on a project, renovating, spending time with friends, or on my computer.
Welcome aboard, Thomas!