Med-Trans Corporation, a leader in the air medical transport industry has announced Brian Foster has joined the team as their V.P. of Flight Operations.
Mr. Foster is a proven leader with 25 years of in-depth experience in aviation operations, safety and training. For the past six years, he held the Vice President, Flight Operations and Director of Operations position for Air Methods Corporation. Prior to this position, Brian was the Director of Operations for LifeNet. During this time, he orchestrated the transitions of Mercy Air, Rocky Mountain Helicopters and CJ Systems onto the LifeNet and Air Methods Air Carrier Certificates.
“We are pleased to announce that Brian Foster has accepted this senior leadership role within our organization,” said Fred Buttrell, President & CEO.“Brian is sure to be a valued asset to the company bringing with him some outstanding credentials. In his advanced role, Brian’s leadership skills and experience will continue to drive our quality improvement and safety initiatives throughout our organization.”
Prior to his time with Air Methods and LifeNet, Brian served as a Line Pilot, Chief Pilot and then Director of Operations for ARCH Air Medical Services for five years. Brian has been a pilot since 1986, having begun his career with the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Flight Training at Fort Rucker in 1985. While serving as a helicopter pilot in the Army, Brian completed his Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology Degree at Central Missouri State University.
After his service in the Army, Brian obtained his fixed wing rating and worked as both a helicopter and airplane pilot. This included the position of Manager of the Beechjet program at Flight Safety International and a corporate pilot for Perkins and Friendly’s Restaurants. Additionally, Brian acted as an FAA Designated Examiner and Check Airman in numerous aircraft.
Foster will begin his position with Med-Trans Corporation on February 28th, reporting directly to the CEO. He will lead Med-Trans Corporation’s flight operations department into the future.
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