Tom Okany

Project Manager, Team Leader, Coach at Asper School of Business


  • Asper School of Business




Asper School of Business

Tom Okany has worked in Project Engineering and Project Management for over 20 years. He has led a variety of projects across a spectrum of diverse industries including Aerospace, Medical Devices, Construction and Manufacturing. He uses real life examples to illustrate the essential concepts of Project Management. Tom holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation through the PMI.


  • Magellan Aerospace Limited – Senior Program Manager

Define, manage, and lead aeroengine component manufacturing projects to meet customer requirements and improve the overall performance of the program. Act as the key contact with the customer; ensure that overall program status and any issues with regards to Quality, Delivery and Cost are consistently reviewed and status understood; Sponsor and lead continuous improvement projects in order to achieve program improvements (cost, delivery, and quality).

  • Triple Threat Triathlon Club – Head Coach

Head Coach for a Winnipeg based team of Age Group and Lifestyle adult triathletes. Responsible for the creation of annual, monthly and weekly training plans combining, swimming, cycling, running and strength training. Lead group workouts, present training information to groups and individuals.

  • The Winning Combination – Project Manager

Managing R&D, Marketing, Procurement, Manufacturing and Quality activities related to the development of new products for a manufacturer of Sports and Nutrition Supplements

  • Howden North America Inc. – Manager, Project Management

Leading a team of Project Managers while simultaneously managing a portfolio of manufacturing projects valued between $30K and $6M. Responsible for the monitoring and reporting of schedule, financial and quality performance of all custom projects for mining customers and all projects for ventilation fans for US nuclear powerplants.

  • Winpak – Engineer, Capital and Improvement Projects

Lead a group of Project Engineers and Project Managers in the planning and implementation of capital projects for a world leading supplier of flexible packaging films and materials

  • IMRIS – Program Manager
  • Standard Aero – Director, Customer Programs
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada – Marketing Account Manager

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