Honorary Colonel Delbert E. Lippert
427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron
Mr Delbert Lippert was appointed as Honorary Colonel of 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron, located at Petawawa ON in May 2015.
Born in Kitchener ON, Honorary Colonel Lippert enrolled in the Canadian Army under the Apprentice Training Program Artillery in Shilo MB in 1958. Upon completing training he transferred to 4 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery in Petawawa as a technical assistant. After his term in the Army he joined Pan American Airways Guided Missile Range Division as a Radar technician and operator. Continuing the five year cycle, he moved to Digital Equipment Corp as a computer technician and quickly progressed to become District Manager in Anaheim California. Moving to the East Coast, he was promoted to Corporate Manager for Educational Services at the office in Maynard Massachusetts, soon becoming VP for the Division and remaining with DEC for 18 years.
Looking for new challenges, Honorary Colonel Lippert became President and COO of a fledgling cellular phone company and remained in that post for five years. He then was recruited by Computervision to become the president of Asia Pacific where he remained for three years of constant travel before becoming a private investor. Following a five year break, Honorary Colonel Lippert was recruited by Raytheon Marine in New Hampshire eventually becoming President of the Commercial Group of companies before returning to Canada upon retirement.
Honorary Colonel Lippert’s retirement was short-lived upon being approached to consult with BTI in Chalk River and then Med-Eng working on Electronic Countermeasures equipment to serve the soldiers in Afghanistan to defeat roadside explosive devices. It was a highly successful development that led to a significant growth for the company. Med-Eng also developed and produces Explosive Ordinance Disposal suits now worn by forces and organizations around the world. In his most recent state of semi-retirement he served as a board member with International Datacasting Corporation, a satellite equipment producer and operator of the Canadian Forces Radio Television Network before fully retiring in January 2014.
Honorary Colonel Lippert and his family reside in Cobden ON.