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Air Methods Announces Leadership Changes to Tourism Division

DENVER, June 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM), the world’s largest helicopter operator, today announced the appointment of David Doerr to president of the Tourism Division and Jim Greiner as president of Sundance Helicopters, effective immediately.

In the newly created position, Doerr will be responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and growth of the Tourism Division, including overseeing Sundance Helicopters and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Air Methods’ heli-tour operations serving Las Vegas, Nevada, the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. Doerr joined Air Methods as executive vice president of Business Development in late 2013, bringing nearly 25 years of experience in financial, operational and general management positions along with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions. He will retain his executive vice president responsibilities with Air Methods while leading the Tourism Division.

Aaron Todd, chief executive officer of Air Methods, stated, “We are pleased to recognize David’s significant contributions to Air Methods with his promotion to this newly established leadership role. David has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are excited to have his expertise in driving the growth of our tourism business.”

Greiner brings 25 years of experience in business-to-consumer, Internet and mobile app industries to the company. Prior to joining Sundance Helicopters, Greiner served as president of iTriage, LLC, an Aetna company. He joined the company in 2009 as chief operating officer during its start-up phase, building the team from 17 employees to more than 120 and successfully running a process to sell the company to Aetna. Greiner was previously the top executive at MapQuest where he led a team delivering annual growth rates in excess 20 percent per year.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jim to the tourism team,” said Doerr. “Jim’s experience and proven success in developing and growing businesses is a great addition to the leadership of our organization. Adding Jim to the team will complement the strong leadership Gregg Lundberg provides to our Blue Hawaiian business. It is truly is an exciting time for the Tourism Division.”

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. 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 400 helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

CONTACTS: Christina Brodsly, Director, Corporate Communications (303) 256-4122 or christina.brodsly@airmethods.com. Please contact Christina to be included on the company’s e-mail distribution list.

Source:Air Methods Corporation