Leadership

DELTA TECHOPS EXECUTIVE INFORMATION

For seven decades, the strong leadership behind Delta TechOps has helped make Delta Air Lines one of the most reliable fleets in the world. You can enjoy confidence and peace of mind knowing our collective experience and unbeatable management will work to ensure your planes are airborne, your fleet maintained, and your carrier profitable.


Richard H. Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Richard H. Anderson
CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Anderson has nearly 20 years of aviation experience. A native of Galveston, Texas, he entered the industry in 1987 at Continental Airlines, and has held prestigious positions at Northwest Airlines and UnitedHealth Group. He also serves as a director of Cargill Inc., Medtronic Inc., and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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Peter Turner, VP of MRO Services, Delta TechOps

Gil West,
COO, Delta Air Lines.


West oversees the delivery of world-class service to Delta customers and clients around the globe. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for Airport Customer Service and Flight Operations, In-Flight Service, the Operations and Customer Center, Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance and Supply Chain Management. West’s supervision extends to multiple Delta operations, including Delta TechOps, Delta Connection, Delta Private Jets and Delta Global Services. He is also Delta’s Executive Sponsor of the American Cancer Society.
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Peter Turner, VP of MRO Services, Delta TechOps

Don Mitacek,
SVP Maintenance Operations, Delta TechOps, Inc.


Mitacek is the Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations at Delta. He directs TechOps’ worldwide operations, including planning and materials, as well as the airframe, engine, component and line maintenance operations. Mitacek is responsible for the safe and reliable execution of all maintenance for Delta and Delta TechOps’ MRO customers.
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Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps

Jack Arehart,
President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps


Arehart is President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. In this capacity, he is responsible for Delta TechOps’ third party business; he also leads the development of a long-term framework and strategy that continues to provide the excellent service Delta TechOps’ customers deserve while showcasing the organization’s unique value proposition to the MRO marketplace.
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DELTA TECHOPS EXECUTIVE INFORMATION

For seven decades, the strong leadership behind Delta TechOps has helped make Delta Air Lines one of the most reliable fleets in the world. You can enjoy confidence and peace of mind knowing our collective experience and unbeatable management will work to ensure your planes are airborne, your fleet maintained, and your carrier profitable.

Richard H. Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc. Richard H. Anderson,
CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Anderson has nearly 20 years of aviation experience. A native of Galveston, Texas, he entered the industry in 1987 at Continental Airlines, and has held prestigious positions at Northwest Airlines and UnitedHealth Group. He also serves as a director of Cargill Inc., Medtronic Inc., and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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Richard H. Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Richard H. Anderson
CEO, Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Anderson has nearly 20 years of aviation experience. A native of Galveston, Texas, he entered the industry in 1987 at Continental Airlines, and has held prestigious positions at Northwest Airlines and UnitedHealth Group. He also serves as a director of Cargill Inc., Medtronic Inc., and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Previous Positions:
  • EVP and President of Commercial Markets Group – UnitedHealth Group
  • VP and Deputy General Counsel; SVP of Technical Operations and Airport Affairs; EVP and COO, CEO – Northwest Airlines
  • Staff VP and Deputy General Counsel – Continental Airlines
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree – University of Houston
  • Juris Doctor – South Texas College of Law
Gil West, COO, Delta TechOps Gil West,
COO, Delta Air Lines.


West oversees the delivery of world-class service to Delta customers and clients around the globe. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for Airport Customer Service and Flight Operations, In-Flight Service, the Operations and Customer Center, Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance and Supply Chain Management. West’s supervision extends to multiple Delta operations, including Delta TechOps, Delta Connection, Delta Private Jets and Delta Global Services. He is also Delta’s Executive Sponsor of the American Cancer Society.
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Peter Turner, VP of MRO Services, Delta TechOps
Gil West,
COO, Delta Air Lines.


West oversees the delivery of world-class service to Delta customers and clients around the globe. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for Airport Customer Service and Flight Operations, In-Flight Service, the Operations and Customer Center, Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance and Supply Chain Management. West’s supervision extends to multiple Delta operations, including Delta TechOps, Delta Connection, Delta Private Jets and Delta Global Services. He is also Delta’s Executive Sponsor of the American Cancer Society.

Previous Positions:
  • Senior Vice President of Airport Customer Service and Technical Operations – Delta Air Lines
  • President and CEO – Laidlaw Transit Services
  • CEO – Intermet and Q Aviation
  • President and Chief Operating Officer – TIMCO Aviation Services
  • Vice President of Engine & Component Operations - Northwest Airlines
Education:
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – North Carolina State University
  • MBA – National University in San Diego.
Peter Turner, VP of MRO Services, Delta TechOps Don Mitacek,
SVP Maintenance Operations, Delta TechOps, Inc.


Mitacek is the Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations at Delta. He directs TechOps’ worldwide operations, including planning and materials, as well as the airframe, engine, component and line maintenance operations. Mitacek is responsible for the safe and reliable execution of all maintenance for Delta and Delta TechOps’ MRO customers.
Learn More

Peter Turner, VP of MRO Services, Delta TechOps
Don Mitacek,
SVP Maintenance Operations, Delta TechOps, Inc.


Mitacek is the Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations at Delta. He directs TechOps’ worldwide operations, including planning and materials, as well as the airframe, engine, component and line maintenance operations.Mitacek is responsible for the safe and reliable execution of all maintenance for Delta and Delta TechOps’ MRO customers.

Previous Positions:
  • Vice President of Planning and Materials – Delta TechOps
  • Vice President of Dealer   Customer Initiatives – Navistar
  • Executive Vice President of Engineering, Maintenance and Purchasing – Laidlaw and First Group
  • Senior Vice President – TIMCO
  • Managing Director Engine and Component Maintenance - Northwest Airlines
  • Manager Business Services - United Airlines
Education:
  • B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Management – Lewis University
  • MBA – St. Mary's College in Moraga, California
Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps Jack Arehart,
President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps


Arehart is President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. In this capacity, he is responsible for Delta TechOps’ third party business; he also leads the development of a long-term framework and strategy that continues to provide the excellent service Delta TechOps’ customers deserve while showcasing the organization’s unique value proposition to the MRO marketplace.
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Jack Arehart, President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps
Jack Arehart
President of MRO Services, Delta TechOps

Arehart is President of MRO Services at Delta TechOps. In this capacity, he is responsible for Delta TechOps’ third party business; he also leads the development of a long-term framework and strategy that continues to provide the excellent service Delta TechOps’ customers deserve while showcasing the organization’s unique value proposition to the MRO marketplace.

Previous Positions:
  • Co-Chief Commercial Officer – AAR Corporation
  • SVP, Sales and Marketing – TIMCO Aviation Services
  • VP, Business Development – NORDAM Group
  • Director, Technical Services – Delta Air Lines
  • Director, Technical Services – Western Airlines
Education:
  • B.S. in Economics – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.S – St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida
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