Article Published on: Wed, June 15, 2017
The ATP/NATA General Aviation Service Technician Award isone of the most prestigious awards in General AviationMaintenance. The award acknowledges the exceptionalperformance of a licensed airframe and power plant mechanicor radio repairman who has practiced his or her craft for aperiod of 20 or more years. This year’s award has a veryspecial meaning for all of us, as it coincides with the 30thAnniversary of ATP’s sponsorship of the award with theNational Air Transportation Association (NATA).
It is with greatpleasure that we congratulate Jerry Marolt of Flexjet,recipient of the 2017 award, thanking him for hisexceptional service to the industry.
With over 23 years of service, Jerry Marolt began hiscareer in 1993 as an A&P mechanic and pilot for MustangAerial Services. In 1995, he continued working as A&Pmechanic with Southeastern Ohio Air Services. In 1996,joined Executive Jet Aviation where he became a QCInspector. In 2000, Jerry entered service with FlightOptions and held positions as AMT, AMT Lead, Inspector andQA Inspector, that lead to his current role as Senior CrewChief on a Flexjet Global Express (after the Flight Options/ Flexjet Merger).
Jerry has always excelled at his job and has anoutstanding reputation with his peers and his company. Hisjob performance reviews and several letters of commendationpaint a picture of an employee that embodies the threefundamental principles of the Flexjet organization:
1. Employees are the foundation of a service company -Jerry was often recognized as going above and beyond for thecompany and its customers.
2. Fanatical attention to detail - Jerry’s persistenceled to the correction of a $120,000 invoice error.
3. A long-term approach to relationships - Jerry is knownas a Flexjet brand ambassador worldwide.
Speaking about his career, Jerry will tell about timeswhen, as a result of his diligence, he identified a problemthat had been haunting technicians for months. Or, about atrip where he literally took an airplane, a boat and a carto get to an AOG aircraft to fix the issue. He has manystories, and those who listen walk away with the impressionof an individual dedicated to his profession, loyal to hiscompany and a genuine gentleman.
The award was presented this month to Jerry Marolt at the2017 Aviation Business Conference by Marty Hiller, Presidentof the National Air Transportation Association.
Congratulations, Jerry, on receiving this award.