FORMER FAA OFFICIAL OF THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION JOINS AIR METHODS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FORMER FAA OFFICIAL OF THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION JOINS
AIR METHODS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DENVER, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ: AIRM) announced the appointment of Donald R. Segner to the company's board of directors. Segner held the third highest ranking position in the Federal Aviation Administration under former President Ronald Reagan from 1981 through 1986. His appointment is effective immediately, expanding the company's board to seven members.
While serving as the Associate Administrator of the FAA for policy and international aviation, Segner's responsibilities included the formation of FAA policies, plans and priorities on both national and international aviation levels. He was also assigned by the White House to lead the U.S. Government's investigation of the Korean Airline Flight 007 incident. In addition, his responsibilities required close liaison and coordination with the majority of U.S. airlines and many foreign air carriers.
During his FAA tenure, Segner was also appointed by the Secretary of State to negotiate and establish a North Pacific Air Routes Safety Treaty between the governments of the United States, Japan, and the U.S.S.R. He was also instrumental in opening and reaching bilateral agreements with the Peoples' Republic of China, establishing improved air traffic control, as well as aircraft and manufacturing standards between the United States and China.
Segner possesses over 40 years of aviation and transportation- related experience including diversified positions involving operational, flight testing, aircraft design and development, as well as senior managerial responsibilities. In addition to his senior governmental role with the FAA, he has accumulated 7,000 flight hours in over 150 different types of aircraft.
Commenting upon Segner's board appointment, W. Terrance Schreier, Air Methods chairman and CEO, noted that, "Don Segner brings a wealth of experience in flight operations, as well as in public policy and governmental affairs. His involvement at significant national and international levels regulating the aviation industry and his experience as a pilot flying over 150 types of aircraft (helicopters, VTOL, single and multi-engine) provides Air Methods with a significantly broadened experience base which will compliment our board of directors and facilitate our company's growth and international expansion."
Segner joins the six other members of the company's board who include:
-- Alf Bjorseth, senior VP-technology, Elkem A/S of Oslo, Norway;
-- Samuel H. Gray, formerly executive VP, G.D. Searle & Co.;
-- Dr. Lowell D. Miller, formerly senior VP, Marion Laboratories
-- Roy L. Morgan, president and founder of Air Methods;
-- F. Duwaine Townsen, Ventana Growth Funds, San Diego;
-- W. Terrance Schreier, chairman and CEO of Air Methods.
Air Methods is the largest exclusive provider of state-of-the-art emergency air medical transportation systems and services to hospitals throughout the United States. The company utilizes only Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)-certified pilots and aircraft, including 24 helicopters and five airplanes, to perform these services. In addition, Air Methods offers completely integrated airborne medical systems for administering intensive care to patients while flying to a Level I trauma center or a tertiary care facility, either from outlying hospitals or the scene of an accident.
/CONTACT: W. Terrance Schreier or William H. Critchfield both of Air Methods, 303-790-0587/
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