Senior Associates and Consultants

Jerry Bemis

Jerry Bemis is an experienced commercial aviation maintenance professional who has created, evolved, and led 121 and 135 air carrier certificated maintenance organizations. Jerry’s experience and capabilities are in the areas of Quality, Safety, Reliability, Maintenance Control Centers and Maintenance Production in Line and Base operations.

Jerry has served as Director of Maintenance for two of the country’s largest airlines.

Jerry has successfully managed budgets from 100 to 400 million dollars while driving efficiencies utilizing the tools of lean and six sigma. He has demonstrated the difficult management and leadership skills in balancing operational performance and cost, while keeping fleet safety first and foremost. Jerry’s specialties are in the areas of leadership development, performance management, communications and regulatory compliance.

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Dave Bushy

Dave Bushy provides consulting to aviation companies and agencies throughout the world, focusing on organizational design, operations, recruiting programs, coaching and innovative problem-solving. He also was a member of the Accreditation Board, bringing best practices in training, standards, labor relations and technical fields into university aviation. Dave worked with key leaders within AABI to establish the JetBlue University Gateway Program, which is the first of its kind program targeting college sophomores in AABI-accredited programs for a defined pathway to a major US airline.

At Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, Dave oversaw all Part 121 and Part 135 operations, with 67 aircraft in seven different regions, including New England, New York State, Mid-Atlantic, St. Louis, Florida, Caribbean and Micronesia. His responsibilities and oversight included Flight Operations, Airport Services, Maintenance, System Operations Center and Flight Training.

 As VP of Flight Operations at JetBlue Airways, Dave established the Flight Operations department by building a strong team of professional aviators recruited from within JetBlue. He spearheaded a review and rewrite of the Airbus Manual System, which created a state of the art Quick Reference Handbook.  Dave also created a Pilot Skills database which identified talent from within the JetBlue pilot ranks, identifying individuals to serve in a variety of staff, technical and leadership positions. He also helped lead the team for final certification of the E190 as it entered commercial service in the United States.

At Delta Air Lines, Dave held numerous key positions including: Senior Vice President of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot BOS and JFK International. As Senior VP, managed a $4 billion annual budget with no cost over-runs. He also reduced the airline’s accident/incident rate by nearly half during his first year in the position by revamping training and leadership of line operations. Dave introduced three new aircraft types into the fleet, including B-737, B777, and the B767-400.

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John C. King

John King has experience in a wide range of corporate business and information technology matters, with a particular focus on the travel industry. He has an extensive background in strategic usage of customer and operational data, e-commerce, rapid software development techniques, and creation of joint ventures and strategic alliances. He has a deep knowledge of how airlines use IT including large hub and spoke carriers, point to point low fare carriers, and high end service carriers.

As the Founder and CEO of 321Transform, John helps clients achieve maximum business benefits from their information technology investments. He provides consulting business and IT strategy, in alignment of I/T plans to support business objectives, spending and processes to reduce operational expense, capture and strategic use of data, improving software development speed to market, assistance in product and services sourcing, and performs process engineering to maximize business efficiency.John’s clients have included IBM, Teradata, CompUSA, Ecolab, Cingular, Lockheed, and Nike as well as a large number of transportation companies – United Airlines, Atlas, North American, the STAR Alliance, Ryder System, CNF Transportation, Intercontinental Hotels, Fairchild, GE, the Sabre Group, Amadeus, Rosenbluth International, Delta Air Lines, Allegiant, USAirways, COPA, Continental, EOS (CIO), Skybus (CIO), World Airways and many more.

As VP at CommerceOne Consulting Services, John provided E-business exchanges, E-business strategy and technology consulting, integration of E-business technologies with “legacy” systems, web site development services, web advertising agency services, business to business internet integration and communications, custom software development and operating services for E-business data centers. Mr. King focuses his consulting in the areas of: E-business strategy and implementation, alignment of technology, business, and organizational strategies, and  I/T outsourcing consulting services.

Prior to 321Transform, John was the co-founder of TransForm IT, Inc., a consulting company focused on assisting senior business executives in creating measurable business value through investments in information technology. John was also the Corporate Vice President, Information Technologies at Delta Air Lines.  At Delta, John was responsible for all information and communications technologies throughout the Company and accountable for the overall annual I.T. budget of approximately $500,000,000. Major accomplishments included: creation of Delta business project justification process still in use today, creation of initial Delta process engineering group, creation of TransQuest joint venture, and led the Delta IT team in execution of the acquisition of both Western and PanAm. John earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and Biology from Georgia Tech.

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Brigadier General Tom Konitzer

Tom Konitzer possesses extensive leadership and management experience within the Military and Industry. He held a variety of command and staff positions during his thirty-one year Army career in Armor and Aviation. This included Deputy Commanding General of the Army Aviation Center and School, Assistant Division Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Safety Center.

His private sector experience includes Principal Executive with Westinghouse, now URS, where he assisted in forming a commercial company that provides Nuclear, Chemical, and Safety engineering services to diverse markets. He established the business development, marketing, sales, proposal, and execution capabilities for Integrated Threat Management Services to Department of Defense, Department of State, and Homeland Security clients.

He is the past President of the Army Aviation Association of America. Tom earned a MS in Public Administration from Shippensburg University and a BA in Business Adminstration from University of St. Thomas.

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Jim Maucere

Jim Maucere is a results-driven operations executive recognized for achieving superior results in the areas of safety, quality, performance, productivity, compliance and workforce engagement. Since 2005, Jim has been the president of MJV Enterprises, LLC, an aviation management and operations consulting company in Atlanta, Georgia.  He consults with domestic and international markets for strategic and operational programs. Recent experience includes working with Oliver Wyman Manangement Consulting and Blue Water Solutions, Inc.

Specializations include: Management and organizational structure, operational performance metrics, quality, compliance and safety programs, business development, coaching and mentoring executive leaders, and continuous improvement methodology.

Prior to starting MJV, Jim was the VP of Maintenance Operations/DOM – Technical Operations for Delta Air Lines. At Delta, Jim was responsible for a maintenance organization budget of $1.3B of 9600 employees in line, domestic and international, maintenance operations, aircraft, engine and component overhaul and repair, the Technical Management Center and the ground service equipment organization. Other achievements  included: achieving the largest business transformation of an air carrier through outsourcing, leading an 8% productivity gain resulting in a four year savings of $250MM, achieving a 15% overhead reduction and leading the Project Management Office for restructuring of the division.

Jim also held other positions at Delta Air Lines, including Managing Director of Aircraft Base Maintenance,
Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance/Chief Inspector, and Manager of Technical Standards. He has also held positions at Western Airlines as the Manager of Quality Assurance and Trans World Airlines as a Senior Project Engineer, Supervisor and Lead System Technician.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, completed Executive Leadership Development from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a Licensed Airframe and Engine (A&P) Technician.

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Steve Mauldin

Steve Mauldin works with leaders and project teams to uncover the most difficult and hidden risks they face as they plan, execute, and evaluate high visibility projects for the greatest return on investment (ROI). Steve specializes in turnaround consulting, program management, project management, operations centers, organizational change, risk analysis, risk management, risk recovery, service design, service recovery, informal learning, learning strategies, training, user experience design, and variable cost management.

Steve is the President of New Pond Associates, Inc., a service firm providing innovative approaches to learning, performance, program management, organizational design and change management. He has extensive experience working in aerospace, aviation, healthcare, and government.  Steve developed an entirely new Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS) for maintenance at the world’s largest regional airline. Delivered an approved program on a very short timeline while coaching airline in project management methods. Steve created a learning strategy based upon equipment acquisition delivery rates, scheduling, costs, credits, and global learning opportunities. This effort saved over $1 million in acquisition costs while providing higher fidelity training than provided by the original equipment manufacturer.

He led evaluation and re-engineering of a training organization with over 1500 students at multiple locations averting a multi-million dollar fine by regulatory agencies. He also created a needs and critical analysis used by Boeing Commercial Services to identify B787 Dreamliner maintenance support requirements and costing.

Steve created and executed a unit self-assessment of largest command; This self-assessment led to significant cost saving opportunities, improved knowledge management and preparation for entering the Department of Homeland Security.

Steve has also held positions with Arthur D. Little in the areas of Organizational, Strategy & Analysis, and Risk Recovery and at Delta Airlines as a System Manager and Program Management in the areas of Service Recovery, Risk Analysis and Learning & Design.

Steve is a visiting Instructor teaching Organizational Behavior and Project Management in the School of Business and Economics at The College of Charleston. He earned a Ed.D in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, a M.Ed. in Computer-Based Education from The University of Georgia and a B.A. in Political Science from The Citadel.

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Lucio Petroccione
Lucio Petroccione is a seasoned executive with exceptional leadership in corporate strategy, marketing, operations and has an entrepreneurial edge. After a 25 year tenure in the airline and consulting industries, he has developed corporate and operational strategies exceeding $5B in value.At Delta Airlines, he conceived of and carried out multiple airline strategy initiatives, including the largest redesign in aviation history of a major airline’s network and operation model. It was the primary element in the airline’s corporate recovery strategy helping to reduce operating costs by $3 billion/year.As an entrepreneur, designed and developed – a new way for people and organizations to innovate, share knowledge and help each other change the world.Lucio’s management consulting experience includes working with major players in the airline – transportation, technology, energy, entertainment, non-profit and financial industries. His specialties include: Strategy & Business Development, Network and Schedule Development, Marketing, Operations Planning and Management  and Technology Development. Lucio has degrees in Finance and Accounting from Columbia University, Education, Music Composition and Theory from Long Island University, and Business and Music from State University of New York at Albany.

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