DENVER, Oct. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the global leader in air medical transportation, today announced that David Doerr joined the Company in the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Business Development. In this new role, Mr. Doerr will be working closely with members of senior management to identify avenues for growth and implement strategic initiatives for the Company and its subsidiaries. Mr. Doerr has more than 20 years of experience including over 17 years in the healthcare industry in financial, operational and general management positions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Doerr served as Vice President of Global Business Development for Gambro AB, a Swedish healthcare company where he also served in various senior management roles in finance, operations and business development. Prior to Gambro, Mr. Doerr worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers within its audit and assurance practice. Aaron Todd, CEO, stated, "David is a great addition to the Company's senior management team. He is a seasoned executive who will enhance our approach to new market opportunities as we continue to implement the Company's proven growth strategy." Mr. Doerr will be based in the Company's Denver headquarters and will report directly to Aaron Todd. Air Methods Corporation ( www.airmethods.com ) is the global leader in air medical transportation. The Air Medical Services Division is the largest provider of air medical transport services in the United States. The United Rotorcraft Division specializes in the design and manufacture of aeromedical and aerospace technology. The Tourism Division is comprised of Sundance Helicopters, Inc., which provides helicopter tours and charter flights, primarily focusing on Grand Canyon tours. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Please contact Christine Clarke at (303) 792-7579 to be included on the Company's fax and/or mailing list.
CONTACT: Trent Carman, Chief Financial Officer (303) 792-7591