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Meet our Management Team

Michael Cardone III

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cardone III is the founder and CEO of A3 Global. Prior to founding A3, Michael served for over 20 years at Cardone Industries, a leading global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of new and remanufactured automotive parts. Michael worked his way up, rotating through different parts of the business before ultimately being promoted to the company’s third-generation President and Executive Chairman. Under his leadership, Michael led 6,000 employees and grew the company to one of the world’s largest privately held parts remanufactures. In 2019, Michael and his family successfully exited Cardone Industries, and he became Director of OWS Capital Investments, where he is still active today. Michael holds a BA in management from Oral Roberts University and an MBA from ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.  

Aaron Sean Poynton

Chief Commercial Officer

Aaron Poynton is co-founder and CCO of A3 Global. Aaron started his career in the US Army, where he served for ten years and progressed from Private to Captain. After military service, Aaron worked in commercial leadership and executive roles in global military, technology, and government markets. Aaron was Global Sales Director at Thermo Fisher Scientific and later an SVP at Federal Resources, a Defense Logistics Agency Prime Vendor. Soon after, he founded Omnipoynt Solutions, a global 4IR strategy and management consulting firm. Aaron earned his MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and completed his post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School, graduating from the Advanced Management Program.

Walt Ruba

Senior Vice President, Operations

Walt Ruba is SVP of Operations and Engineering at A3 Global. Prior to joining A3, Walt served for 34 years in several key management roles at Cardone-owned companies as SVP of Engineering, Director of Global Business Development, Director of Product Development, and Director of Global of Quality Audits. He began his career working as an engineer for General Electric Division Progress Aerospace Enterprises as Senior Engineering and Product Manager for Military Hardware. Walt also served as Director of Engineering of Military and Commercial Vehicles for Boyertown Body Works. Walt holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University.

Eugene Smotkin

Chief, Scientific Advisory Board

Eugene Smotkin is head of the scientific advisory board at A3 Global. Previously, he was CEO and founder of Nuvant Systems, a worldwide provider of renewable battery technology, which was acquired by A3 Global in January 2022. Dr. Smotkin has 14 US patents, 90 publications, and has chaired and organized five International Symposiums in the US, Japan, and Iceland.  Eugene holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor of chemistry at Northeastern University, where the central theme of his lab is the discovery of better materials for clean energy sources and processes through electrolytes and electrocatalytic materials. Professor Smotkin has mentored 19 MS and Ph.D. graduates.    

Our Experience

Over 60 years of engineering, sourcing, and distribution of automotive, heavy duty and military replacement parts

50 years of OE Tier one level quality process design and control

Extensive remanufacturing and reverse engineering experience for obsolete and hard to get parts

Technical and process support for maintenance and overhaul

Markets We Serve

We provide OEM and remanufactured products, conduct remanufacturing, and provide design and consulting services in the aerospace & defense, fleet, electric vehicle & technology, and commercial aviation markets.

Aerospace & Defense

Electric Vehicle & Technology

Fleets

Commercial Aviation Markets

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