John L. Saksun (May 3, 1922 - November 1, 2016) was a Canadian-Czechoslovakian tool and die maker and precision machinist. He was born in Zalobin, Czechoslovakia. At age 16, shortly after the wartime occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1938, Saksun left the country for Canada. He founded military and commercial aircraft manufacturer, The Queensway Machine Products Ltd, in 1952. He later founded golf club manufacturer, Accuform Golf in 1975.
The Queensway Machine Products Ltd
Saksun incorporated The Queensway Machine Products Ltd in 1952 after gaining standing delivering on tank radar and de Havilland Mosquito bomber manufacturing contracts in World War II. The company has since played a central role in Canadian history through its manufacturing of the 1976 Montreal Olympic Torch, involvement with the Alouette 1, involvement with the Avro Arrow, and provisions made for the Canadian Armed Forces during wartime. Queensway Machine has primarily acted as a subcontractor for Bo