President and CEO of Global Medical Response (GMR)
Randy Owen is President and CEO of Global Medical Response. He previously held roles as president of ambulatory services, chief financial officer and executive vice president of Envision Healthcare. He was appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of AMR in March 2003. He joined EmCare in July 1999 and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer from June 2001 to March 2003. Before joining EmCare, Owen was vice president of Group Financial Operations for PhyCor, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn. from 1995 to 1999.
Owen has more than 20 years of financial experience in the healthcare industry. He received an accounting degree from Abilene Christian University.
President and CEO AMGH
Fred Buttrell is President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings. Graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1985, Buttrell has been involved in aviation for more than 30 years in several different leadership capacities. Before leaving the US Air Force as a Captain in 1994, Buttrell was awarded and recognized for many prestigious accomplishments as a leader, which include a role as a mission commander during Desert Storm/Operation Southern Watch with 100% success rate and no losses. He was also chosen to brief the President of the United States on the F-15E combat systems and awarded Top Gun of his fighter squadron.
Prior to joining Med-Trans, Buttrell dedicated over 10 years to the commercial airline industry as the head of various departments. Before exiting the airlines, his career drove him to the top as President and CEO of Comair Airlines, Inc. and CEO of Delta Connection. With proven leadership and successful business knowledge, Buttrell possesses components vital to MTC’s continued success in the medical aviation industry. Buttrell also possesses a MBA from Cox Business School at Southern Methodist University.
Edward Van Horne
President and CEO AMR
Edward Van Horne is known throughout the industry for his innovative approach to EMS system design and focus on clinical excellence.
Van Horne began his career as an EMT, later becoming a Nationally Registered Paramedic, and has held numerous roles in the Emergency Medical Services field. Prior to being named president and CEO, Van Horne served as the CEO of AMR’s South Region where he directed operations from Florida to Arizona. Van Horne also served as AMR's Vice President of Business Development for the West Region and from 2002 to 2005 he served as the Director of Operations for AMR in San Bernardino County, CA.
His leadership has earned wide respect throughout the industry for his handling of emergency medical communications and operational components during major catastrophic events—most recently, the unprecedented back-to-back hurricanes, wildfires and nationwide mass casualty incidents. Under Van Horne’s leadership, AMR serves as the prime contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Van Horne also has a history of success developing operational and sponsorship relationships with multiple major national teams including the Dallas Cowboys, the San Diego Padres, Miami Dolphins, INDYCAR and NASCAR among others.
He holds a bachelor of science in Health Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology and earned his MBA in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer Global Medical Response (GMR)
Michael Preissler has served in healthcare services for both fixed wing air, rotor wing air and ground transportation for 10 years and has more than 21 years of accounting, finance, strategy and operations experience. Prior to his role at GMR, he served 10 years at Air Medical Group Holdings. Preissler has been responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, revenue cycle, government affairs, information technology, employee benefits and risk management.
Prior to joining Air Medical Group Holdings, Preissler was the Director of Finance for Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services, a private equity backed company in the industrial services industry. He also held a variety of management positions during his six years at Delta Air Lines, including corporate finance and strategy, operations and network planning.
Michael was previously a C.P.A. in the audit and assurances area of Deloitte. He has a degree in Accounting with a second major in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Yale School of Management with an emphasis in Finance. He has also been a licensed fixed wing pilot.
General Counsel Global Medical Response (GMR)
Thomas Cook has been with AMGH since July 2006. Prior to joining AMGH, Cook served as Vice President & General Counsel for a mid-sized, publicly-traded specialty construction company based in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a partner in the Corporate/Securities Group at Blackwell Sanders LLP (n/k/a Husch Blackwell). He received a B.S.B in Accounting, an M.B.A and a J.D. from the University of Kansas.