Mike Lorden, President and owner of Aviation Supplies andamp; Academics (ASA), will be retiring December 31, 2021. He will be succeeded by Greg Robbins who will become ASA's new owner while maintaining his current role as sales manager.Lorden has been with ASA for 36 years, longer than any other employee to work for the pilot supplies and aviation book publishing company. He began his career as ASA's Marketing Manager, serving as its long-time general manager, and for the past six years has been president and owner. Under his leadership, the company grew from 50 products to more than 1,000 today. The ASA FAR/AIM is one of the industry's most recognized titles in publishing. In addition to publishing, Lorden's leadership helped ASA expand its pilot supply offering to include the popular CX-3 electronic flight computer and the industry's only lifetime warranty HS-1A headset.Robbins, ASA's new owner, has prior aviation sales and charter experience. Additionally, he spent two years as a faculty instructor focusing on curriculum development with Japan Aviation Academy in Hokkaido, Japan. He holds a bachelor of science from Western Michigan University and a Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine, Instrument, and Seaplane ratings. Robbins will be the sixth family-operated owner in ASA's history.