October 18, 2016 – Executive recruiting firm Aviation Search Group has placed Steven McNeeley as safety and security executive officer at AirMed International, LLC. Executive recruiter and client manager Jaime Truxal led the search.
The search firm said that AirMed was looking for someone with a background in on-demand aircraft operations along with extensive experience implementing processes, procedures and managing safety management systems. With an illustrious military career in both the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Mr. McNeeley has spent the last 16 years overseeing safety and quality initiatives. He therefore fit the search requirements more than any other candidate considered.
Previously, Mr. McNeeley served as chair of the National Aviation Transportation Association’s Safety and Security Committee and on the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s industry audit working group. He participated as a member on the operations and training working group, FAA Safety Management System Aviation Rule Making Committee. He has lectured and presented safety management material for the FAA Safety Management Systems Focus Group on several occasions and he is a published author on aviation internal evaluation programs.
“Steven has 16 years of experience implementing and maintaining SMS and safety manuals within on-demand aircraft operations,” said Ms. Truxal. “He has extensive experience making recommendations to enhance safety in the operation of aircraft, aircraft maintenance, standardization and training, ground operations along with gathering trends and analyzing company safety performance data.”
“Steven’s exceptional safety background aligns with our company’s core values,” said Denise M. Treadwell, AirMed president. “He is a great addition to our senior leadership team who will contribute greatly to AirMed’s delivery of the highest quality of air medical transportation and patient services.”
In his new role, Mr. McNeely will be responsible for AirMed personnel and flight safety processes, policies, procedures, safety management system and emergency response plan in addition to aircraft and facility security.
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“I am happy to be a part of the AirMed family and continue my career with one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world,” said Mr. McNeely.
AirMed International is one of the leading air medical transport companies in the world, with more than 20,000 missions completed in all 50 states and over 150 countries on six continents. It offers medical care and bedside-to-bedside transportation on a worldwide basis and has some of the most experienced air medical crews in the industry.
Based out of Roanoke, TX, Aviation Search Group focuses on placing executives and technical professionals exclusively in the aviation industry. Ms. Truxal has been with the firm for nine years specializing in executive and technical recruiting and hiring solutions for the aviation industry. Throughout her career she has filled various roles within the sector, including director of flight operations, chief pilot, line pilots, director of maintenance, directory of safety, and director of quality positions.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media