By: L.N. Reklai

October 10, 2016 (Koror) Delegate Frank Kyota, who is also Palau’s IP&E General Manager, retired from his job in the fuel industry after 29 years in the business.

“I am retiring due to my desire to fully focus my attention on legislative work.  After four years as delegate, I find that I need to focus on one or the other and as I work toward being a Senator, I hope that if I win, I will be able to focus my full attention on the Senate and business of the Senate,” stated Delegate Frank Kyota during an announcement and farewell reception held for him by IP&E and partners last night at Palau Pacific Resort.


Brian Baba, Managing Director for IP&E, who flew into Palau with IP&E management heads in Guam, remarked that they’ve always known that Mr. Kyota was destined for greater things and expressed very positive feelings of working with Frank over the years and recognizing his contributions to Shell and now to IP&E over the years.

“IP&E has pledge to continue their partnerships and support of Palau’s community by continuing to contribute to their local partners, “ announced Mr. Kyota.

“We are very pleased to hear that,” stated ms. Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons as IP&E is a major contributor to many local organizations including Palau’s Sportsfishing Association.

Minister Baklai Temengil-Chilton commented that Mr. Kyota’s active support of Palau’s community and his commitment to “Thinking Globally but acting locally” has spurred positive outcomes in all aspects of community, not only sports but other areas as well.  “We look forward to continued positive working partnership not only with Frank but also with our partner IP&E for many years to come,” added Minister Chilton.

Attending the farewell reception were IP&E management team from Guam, IP&E Palau management, IP&E partners and fuel retailers, customers and friends. [/restrict]