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Mr. Del Smith

Wrong Del Smith?

Founder and Executive Chief Execu...

Phone: (573) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Space Museum
116 East School Street
Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628
United States


Employment History

  • Chairman
    Evergreen International Aviation
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Evergreen International Aviation
  • President
    Evergreen International Aviation
  • President
    Helicopter Association

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Evergreen International Airlines


  • B.S. degree , Psychology and Business
    University of Washington
  • Honorary Doctorate Degrees , Aeronautical Science
    Salem College
190 Total References
Web References
DJC Newsmakers 2012 | Daily Journal of Commerce, 13 Oct 2012 [cached]
Del Smith, founder and executive CEO of Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Daily Journal of Commerce > ..., 23 Feb 2012 [cached]
Daily Journal of Commerce > Awards > Newsmakers > Newsmakers 2012: Del Smith
Newsmakers 2012: Del Smith
Founder and executive CEO of Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Del Smith is an example of what is possible in America. He started out mowing lawns, riding paper routes, setting bowling pins - taking on just about any job a kid could to earn money in post-WW II America. By the time he graduated from high school, he had earned enough to buy his mother a house and finance his way through college.
He joined the Air Force in 1953 after obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and started his own business in 1960 with two helicopters and a flatbed trailer.
From those simple beginnings he built an empire that has seen annual revenues reach nearly $750 million. In the process, he's weathered economic crashes, wars, political upheavals, more than one fuel crisis and complicated international dealings that sound like fodder for a great novel. And through it all, he's managed to keep his primary business, Evergreen Aviation, and its subsidiaries strong enough to weather the worst and keep flying.
Not all of Smith's work is work, however. In addition to his prowess in international commerce, he has created a series of educational and entertainment facilities in McMinnville that appeal to kids and adults alike.
In addition to his reputation for building one of McMinnville's major tourist attractions, Smith is also known as one of Oregon's leading philanthropists. He's funded the entire cost of the Dalai Lama's visit to Portland and freighted relief supplies to war-torn Kosovo.
Delford M. Smith who founded ..., 1 Jan 2011 [cached]
Delford M. Smith who founded Evergreen International Airlines was given the "Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award" Clay Jones, the "Aviation Industry Leader of the Year" and Lynn Tilton, the first woman to achieve the "Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year" award.
8th Annual 'Living Legends of Aviation' ® Awards to Honor Captain James Lovell, Delford M. Smith, Lynn Tilton, Clay Jones, Congressman Sam Johnson, Frank Robinson, the Doolittle Raiders and others.
The world-class air museum developed by ..., 8 Jan 2014 [cached]
The world-class air museum developed by Evergreen International Aviation founder Del Smith may be in for some painful losses in the wake of the apparent collapse of Smith's network of for-profit operation.
Founder's Message - Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, 16 May 2011 [cached]
Delford M. Smith
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