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Experience

GMA International Services Inc. brings a unique business experience that includes identifying and targeting a prospect, putting together a highly qualified team, developing a win strategy, vehicle delivery, refurbishment (for Mass Transit Railcars) and Design Build (for Automated Systems) followed by Operations and Maintenance. This start-to-finish knowledge offers our customers and partners an unparalleled experience.

Automated Transit Systems Including Operations & Maintenance Services

Design-Build-Operate-Maintain experience comprises of comprehensive design, manufacturing, installation, testing and operations and maintenance activities for automated systems (including but not limited to the integration of vehicles, control systems, communication systems, power distribution system, station equipment, guideway equipment, safety equipment, maintenance facility and design and construction of guideway and columns)

Mr. Antoniello has successfully provided extensive program management experience and expertise on the implementation of four major DBOM projects. He served as Program Director on the Washington Dulles International Airport APM System responsible for securing and managing the DBOM contract which included:

  • Safety
  • Quality Control
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Construction
  • Scheduling
  • Administration
  • Training
  • Testing & Commissioning

In addition to the above, Mr. Antoniello was also responsible in a very similar capacity as Program Director for the Miami International Airport North Terminal APM System project.  He also served as part of the Executive Oversight Committee for the MIC-MIA APM system in Miami, FL, as well as the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport APM Systemproviding executive oversight and guidance to a consortium of companies responsible for the successful completion of these DBOM projects.


Safety First - While Program Director, the Dulles project was presented with the prestigious Safety Award in 2009 from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for employing best safety practices throughout the duration of the project.

 

 

Mass Transit

Heavy Rail, Commuter Rail, Intercity High Speed Rail, Light Rail, DMU Railcars

In the Mass Transit sector, Mr. Antoniello’s experience spans over 30 years. Throughout his career he has held numerous diverse positions, beginning with hands-on experience as a shift supervisor responsible for overhauling the R-36 subway cars for NYCTA, followed by Site Manager for testing and commissioning for LIRR M-3/M3A commuter rail cars. His responsibility and leadership roles continued throughout his career and resulted in an unparalleled experience as described below:

Direct Experience - VP/Program Director, Program Manager, Product Support Manager, Site Manager
  • Gallery cars for Virginia Rail Express.
  • EMU’s to Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.
  • Gallery cars for Chicago Metra.
  • Contracts for overhauling subway cars for New York City Transit Authority, these included R-36, R-38 and R-40 contracts.
  • State of Maryland (MDOT) Marc Push/Pull cars.
  • Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) EMU cars.
  • Joint Powers Board (JPB) Contract Administration and final Assembly planning, which included locating and establishing a final assembly plant for new Gallery Type Rail Cars.
  • Acceptance-testing for 316 EMU commuter rail cars (designed and built by Budd Company Railway Division) for Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) car procurements M-3 and Metro North Commuter Rail (MNCR) M-3A.

 


High Speed Rail (Team Japan)

GMAI has supported “Team Japan” in their efforts to bring the world famous Shinkansen Bullet Train into the U.S. marketplace. GMA International continues to support these efforts — previously for the Florida High Speed Rail initiative and currently for the California High Speed Rail initiative. Our background in Design-Build-Operate-and-Maintain projects provides a strong foundation of experience for this initiative.

Our technology experience ranges from the conventional to the most innovative available in the marketplace today.

Our direct experience in delivering mega projects that include design, procurement, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of state-of-the-art systems and technology qualifies us to evaluate on a “bottom-up, top-down” basis how these functions, processes, schedules and procedures interact.

Investment Planning & Acquisition Support

GMA International Services provides investment planning & acquisition support services to a wide range of organizations. Our experience stems from several business line diversification initiatives led by Mr. Antoniello during his 25 year tenure at Sumitomo, resulting in the establishment of several growing and profitable subsidiaries. These initiatives included business sectors such as services, heavy machinery & equipment, technology, construction and leasing.

GMA International Services has the ability to lead or supplement startups, mergers, turn-around, and strategic withdrawal planning. Our experience and expertise includes: effectively measuring and evaluating business models, business environment analysis, growth and sustainability, evaluating operations, management’s strengths/weaknesses including risks and threats.