Our History

Slobodan “Bodo” Gospodnetic and his father Drasko, a retired research scientist and naval architect, founded Dominis in 1985. From the outset, they wanted to be different from the rest of the competition. They knew that a fully automated, numerically controlled method of machining propellers would offer significant improvements over traditional methods of manufacturing propellers.

In the late 1980s, Dominis moved into its 9,000 square foot (835 square metre) Ottawa Canotek Road location and purchased the first horizontal milling machine. Dominis started manufacturing propeller models and hydro turbine blades

Major Contracts

ProgramClientDescription
CPF Halifax Class FrigateCanadian Navy20 CP propeller blades
Diameter: 4.34m
CCGS “Griffon” IcebreakerCanadian Coast Guard2 monoblock propellers
Diameter: 120"
210' Class B CutterU.S. Coast Guard72 CP propeller blades
Diameter: 90"
210' Class A CutterU.S. Coast Guard12 CP propeller blades
Diameter: 90"
EFMC Egyptian Fast Missile CraftWärtsilä Defense20 monoblock propellers
Diameter: 1.75m
INLS Improved Navy Lighterage SystemWärtsilä Defense127 waterjet impellers
Diameter: 900mm
E-craft Expeditionary CraftWärtsilä Defense4 water jet impellers
Diameter: 810mm
DDX DestroyerHowden2 prototype high-speed fans
Diameter: 21"
LCS 4 Littoral Combat ShipWärtsilä Defense3 waterjet impellers
Diameter: 1.7 and 2m
LCS 5 through LCS 23 Littoral Combat ShipRolls-Royce Naval Marine43 waterjet impellers
Diameter: 1.7m

Dominis Today

Dominis continues to work on new applications for its technology by looking for new market opportunities, such as manufacturing propellers for the super yacht market. We keep pursuing new opportunities for our world class manufacturing process, just as we have for the past 30 years.

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We are always looking forward to hearing from customers and industry professionals and are happy to answer any questions about our process and capabilities. Contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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