About me

My Education, Work Experience, Since Retiring

My name is James Michael Maggio. My nickname is Jim. I am a retired aerospace engineer. I am a graduate of New York University College of Engineering with a Bachelor and a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering. I graduated with honors and was inducted into the honor societies Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi.

Work Experience:

I spent my entire engineering career in the aerospace industry working for Republic Aviation, Grumman Aviation, Reaction Motors, Kearfott Electronics and ITT Aerospace Communications. As a consultant, I worked for ITT Electronic Systems.

I have been involved with design and systems analysis of aircraft systems for jet aircraft, various missile and rocket engine systems, guidance and control studies for various missiles.  In addition, I was software project manager for a digital voice terminal for battlefield communications, and wrote software for the Global Positioning System (GPS). As a consultant, I developed a training course for the use of defensive tactics for air combat missions.

Since Retiring:

I have busied myself in activities poles apart from aerospace and engineering. I have been involved in screenplay writing, self-publishing, editing, and feature film producing.

To date, I have written five screenplays: “Third Man in the Ring”, “When Love’s Window Closes”, “The Prime Minister of the Underworld”, “Do Not Disturb The Dead”, and “Triumph”. Information about these screenplays can be found elsewhere in this website.

In addition, in an attempt to get more script readership, I converted the “Third Man …” script into a novel entitled “Requiem for a Referee” (Amazon). Further description of the novel is found elsewhere in this website.

My partner (and my wife) in Gold Lion Productions was Barbara Stolfi. Sadly, Barbara is no longer with us. She passed away in 2020 from cancer. Barbara was a graduate of American University majoring in dramatics. Barbara worked as a professional actress appearing many major feature films most notably “Midnight Cowboy”.

Barbara wrote her memoir entitled “My Life with The Third Man in the Ring” (Amazon). The third man in the ring being her father, Teddy Martin, a celebrated prizefight referee in 1940’s and 1950’s.

I helped design the book and then guided the manuscript through the self-publishing process. In fact, it was the popularity of the book that prompted us to get into the business of screenwriting.