Instructor, Maintenance Human Factors
Convergent Performance, LLC
Gary has sixteen years of aviation experience working as a technician and service manager providing technical guidance and support for maintenance operations, as well as working extensively in strategic and tactical environments ensuring compliance and aviation standard safety awareness.
Gary served in the U.S. Army where he received numerous awards for his superior performance as an Aviation Crew Chief responsible for ensuring the operations and readiness of nearly 100 UH-60 Blackhawks and UH- 72A Lakota helicopters valued in excess of $600 million. Recognized as a unique asset to his command, Gary was regularly chosen above his peers to manage operations based on his demonstrated technical expertise and leadership abilities.
Gary deployed as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.
Additionally, Gary served with the U.S. Army - Multinational Forces in Sinai, Egypt where he performed duties as a Spanish interpreter between the U.S. Forces and Uruguayan and Columbian Armies ensuring consistent compliance with published aviation standards, training, and procedures resulting in zero accidents or incidents.
Gary is passionate about improving aviation safety and standards and is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Applied Science. He is also a small business owner that enjoys restoring cars and spending time with his family.