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Lieutenant General Giovanni Tuck Appointed CEO of Robbins-Gioia, LLC

August 18, 2023

ALEXANDRIA, VA - On July 24, 2023,USAF Lieutenant General (retired) Giovanni “GI” Tuck was appointed CEO of Robbins-Gioia, LLC (“RG”), a portfolio company of Acorn Growth Companies (“AGC”)


Air Force Lieutenant General Giovanni “GI” Tuck served as the Director for Logistics (J4), The Joint Staff, as a former member of the Army Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Director, Supply, Production and Distribution, Federal COVID -19 Response, and the Vice President for Global Military and Government Sales, CAE Healthcare, Inc. 


GI possesses extensive experience in developing logistics, transportation, distribution, and supply chain strategies as well as executing strategic planning for major defense programs in partnership with our Allies. He has a proven ability to cultivate high-performing teams and foster collaboration among stakeholders to achieve winning strategic objectives.

LtGen Tuck made his transition to the civilian workforce after a successful career in the U.S. Air Force where he planned, led, and executed Joint operations and logistics support at every level.  His final assignment on active duty was as the Director for Logistics. He also integrated logistics planning and execution in support of global operations and assisted the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in fulfilling his responsibilities as the principal military advisor to the President and the Secretary of Defense.

“We are excited to have GI at the helm of Robbins-Gioia, leading the team into the next stage of growth, in supporting Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) activities and supply chain logistics shortfalls with innovative measures to improve readiness and create efficiencies for our defense partners”, said Dr. Darryl Wilkerson, Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Acorn Growth Companies.

About Robbins-Gioia - Founded in 1980, Robbins-Gioia specialized in program management services for the federal government. Today, they are the market leader in providing unique systems modernization and enterprise solutions focused on enhancing capabilities and improving performance and readiness for the federal government and industry. They deliver purpose-built solutions to diverse challenges in business and government through managed services, management consulting and software tools including JFAST (Jaguar® Family of Advanced Scheduling Tools) ™, RG's premier suite of software tools for planning, analysis, and management of complex, mission-critical activities for defense and commercial organizations. In 2019, RG became a member of the Acorn portfolio.  

About Acorn Growth Companies - A middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence and Space. Acorn invests solely in operating companies that strive to enhance global mobility and protect national interests. Acorn has a formidable reputation in the industry and is recognized for its deep understanding of the Aerospace & Defense markets, with proprietary access to the best companies within these sectors. With operational expertise and its ability to lead and manage investments through variable economic and industry cycles, Acorn works in tandem with management to build its portfolio companies into significant market leaders.



Robbins-Gioia Announces Director of Business Development, Capture, and Proposals

May 23, 2023 


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Brian Levine was recently appointed as Robbins-Gioia, LLC, Director of Business Development, Capture and Proposals. He is responsible for executing Robbins-Gioia’s strategic vision for growth in existing and new markets. 


Levine is an innovative and accomplished business, strategy, operations and technology leader with deep international commercial and government contracting, and acquisition experience. He holds three degrees from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, including an MBA, a BS in Computer Science, and a BBA in Accounting. 


“I am honored and excited at the opportunity to join Robbins-Gioia as the new Director of Business Development, Capture Management, and Proposals,” says Levine. “I am dedicated to helping RG grow organically, within our core markets, and expanding into new markets, clients, and geography.” 


Levine began his career as a software engineer working with The Celebration Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, transitioning to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He spent 15 years in software development, program management, operations management and business development working with such clients as Pfizer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Cancer Institute (NCI), United States Air Force, and Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA). 


“We’re excited to have a professional of Brian’s caliber join our team,” says General (USAF, Ret.) Chuck Wald, Robbins-Gioia CEO. “His history of delivering outstanding solutions to commercial clients in the U.S. and International markets is a perfect fit in our growth plans.” 


Levine is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) through the ScrumAlliance. In 2013, Mr. Levine left SAIC for CAE where he primarily focused Modeling and Simulation market for the next 10 years in various Director-level roles including Operations Management and Business Development in the Defense and Healthcare segments of Modeling and Simulation. In 2022, Mr. Levine spent a brief time at DLH in the capacity of Director of Business Development for the Modeling, Simulation and Training Segment. 


“Brian brings a wealth of commercial and government software and product sales experience to build upon Robbins-Gioia’s experience in the defense market segment,” says RG COO Barett Byrd. 


Robbins-Gioia is a member of the Acorn Growth Companies family, a middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence. Robbins-Gioia is the premier task management solutions software development company. Our Lynx™ software, deployed with Agile program management and consulting services, delivers value through optimization of your commercial or government enterprise. 


Robbins-Gioia Awarded $12.9 Million Modification to U.S. Air Force Programmed Depot Maintenance Contract


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Robbins-Gioia, LLC, was awarded a $12.9m, 20-month modification to their existing US Air Force Programmed Depot Maintenance Scheduling System (PDMSS) contract for Sustainment and Modernization. PDMSS is the USAF System of Record for aircraft planning and scheduling serving the Air Logistics Complexes (ALCs). This modification transitions PDMSS from RG’s legacy Jaguar® planning, scheduling, control, and analysis software to RG’s newest JFAST™ (Jaguar® Family of Advanced Scheduling Tools) Lynx™ software.


"We’re excited to continue supporting the USAF depots and to modernize PDMSS with the remarkable capabilities of Lynx™,” says General (USAF, Ret.) Chuck Wald, Robbins-Gioia CEO. “Lynx™ increases enterprise visibility for data driven decision making, reduces system time and costs in the depots, and increases capacity and throughput.”


Lynx™ is the latest offering of RG’s Jaguar Family of Advanced Scheduling Tools (JFAST™) and provides the USAF ALCs with a cloud-enabled, data centric, mobile capable planning and scheduling tool that reaches from the “chief’s door to the maintenance floor”. JFAST™ is RG's premier suite of software tools for planning, analysis, and management of complex, mission-critical activities for defense, civilian, and commercial customers, providing critical-path and critical-chain modeling along with automated resource scheduling of people, facilities, tools, and materials.


Robbins-Gioia, LLC, is the nation’s premier maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) software development company with headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Their Lynx™ software, deployed with Agile program management and consulting services, delivers value through optimization of the depot enterprise. 


"RG continues to invest in developing and deploying the most capable, high performance program planning and control solutions to optimize government and commercial enterprises,” Wald explained.


Robbins-Gioia is a member of the Acorn Growth Companies family, a middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence.

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