As President and CEO, Mr. Giarratano oversees daily operations of all aspects of the company and is responsible for the overall success of the company.
He has overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating strategic direction for all departments. He makes certain the company's corporate personnel maintain constant awareness of the competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards, and so forth.
His duties include reviewing, recommending and finalizing departmental standards, policies and procedures. He also develops and implements the corporate strategic plan. Many of his daily activities encompass oversight and analysis of contract operations and administration, business and proposal development, priority personnel matters, and the financial health of the company.
Mr. Giarratano’s previous experience includes a distinguished career, with more than 20 years of service, in the United States Air Force. His formal training, education and direct experience in numerous positions within the Air Force have helped him become well-versed in leadership, management and administration within the Logistics, Air Transportation, Contracting, and Education & Training fields.
He has extensive experience within the various facets of Logistics Operations including: cargo and passenger movement; air terminal operations; hazardous materials certification; air load planning; aircraft loading; fleet service; baggage handling; airport management; manpower; readiness; budget; and equipment & facility management.
He possesses expertise in education, training, and standards development; to include curriculum development for both web-based and classroom instruction, and hands-on task training & certification. He’s been a platform instructor and a practical application trainer, and has developed and deployed qualification standards and certification training programs for critical Logistics Operations worldwide. His direct experience in government contracting includes contract development, evaluation, reporting, management and negotiation.
He’s served as a proposal & technical evaluator, Quality Assurance Evaluator, and Functional Area Chief at numerous locations. One of Mr. Giarratano’s former Air Force assignments includes Superintendent, HQ USAF Mobility Operations School and Air Transportation Branch where he managed logistics training programs for Air Mobility Command. Some of his responsibilities included the development of standardization evaluation materials reaching 16,000 personnel worldwide; orchestrating three Community College of the Air Force accredited courses, teaching 2,000 students annually; and exercising direct personnel and administrative leadership over 100 people. He also managed a $5.2M Air Transportation E-learning courseware and Learning Management tracking system, supporting 236 sites across the Department of Defense. He led analysis teams and established contractual requirements to ensure courses, training & associate programs that would remain responsive to Air Force- and command-level requirements.
Another of his many assignments includes Detachment Chief at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), where he exercised command responsibility and operated commercial gateway facilities for Air Mobility Command’s Patriot Express chartered aircraft. He directed airport operations handling over 51,000 Department of Defense passengers and 250 commercial contract aircraft per year. He developed and implemented passenger processing and aircraft loading procedures; was the Functional Area Chief for AMC airlift and service contracts; and negotiated with the city of Los Angeles Airport Authorities as the on-scene USAF/AMC representative.
Mr. Giarratano holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Touro University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership, with honors, from Chapman University, and two Associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force; one in Transportation Management and one as an Instructor of Technology and Military Science. Lastly, he is a Distinguished Graduate of the highest level of Professional Military Education available to Air Force Noncommissioned Officers–the USAF Senior NCO Academy.