Sam Deluca, the respected president of Mailers Engineering, has died. He was 87.
A stalwart in the industry, he started Mailers Engineering in 1973 in southern California and built it to become one of the leading dealerships in the country. Sam was a regular at trade shows and built a reputation for technical expertise and honesty among business mailers and equipment manufacturers.
Sam was a veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, and United Nations Service Medal.
He worked for Pitney Bowes for 20 years after the war, then began his own mail equipment company. It would grow to serve Arizona and Nevada besides southern California.
“Sam was highly respected in the mailing industry, a valued Kirk-Rudy partner and friend to all of us who were fortunate to cross his path,” said Rick Marshall, President of Kirk-Rudy. Mailers Engineering was Kirk-Rudy’s only southern California distributor for over 27 years.