Roy Gioconda was recently named Director of Maintenance for Guardian Jet LLC, the Guilford, Connecticut-based business aviation consulting and brokerage firm.
Gioconda says a Director of Maintenance on staff at an aircraft brokerage firm may seem unusual, since they are typically associated with flight departments, air carriers and repair stations, but he believes it will be beneficial to the clients of Guardian Jet.
Prior to joining Guardian Jet, Gioconda served as a senior managing consultant for IBM Global Business Services’ Digital Operations Center of Competence. He also worked for CAMP Systems International for seven years, serving in progressive positions that included Field Service Representative, Manager of Field Services and General Manager of Customer Support.
Gioconda began his career as an aircraft mechanic at American Airlines, where he spent 19 years in aviation maintenance and quality roles. He has also worked for Flight Options, Jet Logistics and FlightWorks, where he was Vendor Manager, Director of Maintenance and Director of Quality, respectively.
He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and holds an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.