Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Giordimaina served as Chief Operating Officer-Aviation of Aircom from May 25, 2018 until November 1, 2019, and of Aerkomm Malta until March 22, 2020, the date of his being appointed as our Chief Executive Officer by the Board. Mr. Giordimaina joined Aircom as a consultant in June 2017. Mr. Giordimaina is an experienced aviation executive with more than 40 years of experience in airline executive management, operations, Maintenance and Repair Organizations (MROs), aircraft purchasing from aircraft manufacturers, sales and leasing with major aircraft lessors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Giordimaina served as Chief Executive Officer of Air Malta in 2014, the national airline of Malta, as well as CEO of Lufthansa Technik Malta from 2002 to 2011. He joined Air Malta’s engineering department in 1975 as an aircraft engineer where he occupied various positions in Air Malta’s engineering department with additional active roles in Air Malta relating to airline strategic planning, aircraft purchasing and deliveries from Airbus Industrie, Boeing and British Aerospace, aircraft leasing from various international aircraft lessors and aircraft contract negotiations. In 1994, he was appointed as the first Maltese Chief Engineer of Air Malta. Mr. Giordimaina was instrumental in setting up Lufthansa Technik Malta, a Joint Venture between Lufthansa Technik and Air Malta, of which he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2002. In 2006, he spearheaded Lufthansa Technik Malta’s expansion to become one of the major worldwide MRO players, based in the center of the Mediterranean. He occupied the position of CEO until September 2011, after which he remained as member of the board of directors of that company until September 2013. He currently serves as a Director of the SUM Aviation Group, which provides aircraft line maintenance to various airlines. He also served as the General Manager, the Accountable Manager and a director of Hyperion Aviation, where he worked from May 2016 to September 2017, managing a fleet of private jet aircraft; he served in similar capacities at EuroJet Ltd., from January 2015 to April 2016; and he served for a number of years as a director of Tailwind Leasing Company and Peregrine Aviation Leasing Company based in Shannon, Ireland. An aircraft engineer by profession, Mr. Giordimaina also obtained a degree in Engineering Business Management from Warwick University, UK in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Caldironi served as a Project Director for Aircom, on an independent contractor basis, from January 1, 2019 to March 22, 2020, the date of his being appointed as our Chief Operating Officer by the Board. Mr. Caldironi is an aviation professional with 40 years of experience in aircraft modification, avionics communication and in-flight entertainment systems. Prior to joining Aircom, Mr. Caldironi was employed by Airbus for 25 years, most recently as Technical & Support Director in Airbus’ Business and Government Division. During his career at Airbus, Mr. Caldironi managed and supervised various complex projects including, but not limited to, aircraft upgrades. He is a specialist in system and cabin innovation (connectivity & IFE), having carried out numerous feasibility studies and associated design projects for numerous airlines and leasing companies. During his career, Mr. Caldironi has prioritized ensuring cost efficiency and on time delivery in the successful completion of aviation projects. Mr. Caldironi received a diplôme d'études supérieures techniques (DEST) in engineering from Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM) of Bordeaux in 1986.
Y. Tristan Kuo
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Mr. Kuo has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, financing and information systems for companies in the bio-pharmaceutical, manufacturing, commodity trading and banking industries and has served in the capacity of CFO, CIO and Controller. Mr. Kuo serves as the Vice President of Investor Relations of Nutrastar International Inc. (OTCPK: NUIN), a China based producer and supplier of commercially cultivated Cordyceps Militaris, since April 2016. Mr. Kuo has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Success Holding Group International, Inc., a provider of personal improvement seminars, from August 2015 to April 2017. Prior to that, he served as CFO/CIO Partner of Tatum, a management and advisory services firm, from December 2014 to August 2015, as an independent board member and audit committee chairman of KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) from August 2014 to May 2015, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Crown Bioscience, Inc. from June 2012 to November 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Kuo served as Chief Financial Officer of China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO), a Chinese biopharmaceutical company, from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2012 and served as its Vice President - Finance between September 2007 and May 31, 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Kuo worked for the Noble Group in Hong Kong as the Senior Business Analysis Manager from February through August 2007 and as the Controller, Vice President - Finance and CFO of Cuisine Solution, Inc., a then publicly traded company in Alexandria, Virginia, from December 2002 to January 2007. Mr. Kuo also served as the Vice President of Information System for Zinc Corporation of America in Monaca, Pennsylvania from 2001 and 2002 and as Chief Information Officer and Controller of Wise Metals Group in Baltimore, Maryland, the largest independent aluminum sheet producer in the U.S., from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Kuo obtained his Master's degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and Bachelor's degree in Economics from Soochow University in Taipei.
Director, Chief Technology Officer and President
Mr. Jeffrey Wun has served as a member of our board of directors since the reverse acquisition of our wholly-owned subsidiary, Aircom Pacific, Inc., a California corporation (“Aircom”) on February 13, 2017. Mr. Wun previously has served as President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company from December 28, 2016 until February 13, 2017. Mr. Wun has served as Aircom’s Chief Technology Officer since December 2014. Mr. Wun is a technologist who has more than 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Prior to joining Aircom, Mr. Wun served as Senior Staff Engineer at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. from December 2012 until May 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Wun was a professional engineer at MediaTEK USA Inc. from November 2010 until December 2012 and served as Chief Executive Officer at Kairos System Inc. from 2003 until 2010. Mr. Wun received his B.S. in Biochemistry and Computer Science from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1988.