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Air BP’s Mike Delk Retires After 40 Years

 - October 19, 2010, 10:33 AM

Mike Delk has announced his retirement following 40 years leading Air BP Aviation Services (Booth No. 7903). In a release issued by Air BP, he said he intends to remain involved in the industry, but that he would like to spend more time with his family. Delk’s father bought what was the Valley Oil Company of Salem, Ore., in 1944, and later switched from producing home heating oil to avgas. Mike Delk joined the company in 1971, eventually becoming president in 1989. In 2005, Delk received NATA’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service and ongoing contributions to the industry, Yvonne Putze, Air BP marketing manager, told AIN. Scott Walker will assume leadership of both Air BP and Epic Aviation, the marketing side of Air BP.