DENVER, April 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the global leader in emergency air medical services and air tourism, today announced the appointment of two key executives: Cory Theriot and Alan Einisman. Theriot joins Air Methods as vice president of Safety and Risk Management, and Alan Einisman as vice president and chief compliance officer.

Prior to joining Air Methods, Theriot served as vice president of Safety and Quality Assurance for Era Helicopters, where he developed global safety teams, led reduction of incident rates, developed advance compliance programs and served as a steering committee member of HeliOffshore. As the head of the safety and risk management department, he is responsible for the oversight and continued implementation of the safety management systems (SMS) program at Air Methods. In addition, he will guide, measure, analyze, and provide recognition for safety efforts across the Company.

"Safety plays a very important role at Air Methods, and we're excited to welcome Cory to the executive team," said Aaron Todd, Air Methods' chief executive officer. "He brings nearly two decades of global aviation experience with the exceptional ability to lead teams while enhancing safety performance and achieving quality gains."

Einisman most recently served as vice president of International Compliance and Senior Associate General Counsel for UnitedHealth Group, where he oversaw international-compliance matters and activities across the family of companies. During his 10-year career with UnitedHealth Group, Einisman also provided legal support to a UnitedHealthcare business unit and also managed UnitedHealth Group's compliance and ethics program. In his new role, Einisman is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the development and implementation of Air Methods' corporate compliance program.

"Alan brings significant compliance and legal experience to the leadership team," said Crystal Gordon, Air Methods' executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. "His expertise will support our movement forward, as he is committed to the further development of compliance and improving our processes for our team members."

Air Methods Corporation ( 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. and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which provide helicopter tours and charter flights in the Las Vegas/Grand Canyon region and Hawaii, respectively. Air Methods' fleet of owned, leased or maintained aircraft features over 450 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.


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