Buffalo, NY - American Medical Response (AMR) announced on October 1st that it has filled several leadership positions - four supervisory positions and one General Manager position. All candidates were promoted from within the company.
“AMR is proud of the accomplishments of our employees and happy to watch them grow,” said Tom Maxian, Regional Director of AMR. “We have watched their progress from the beginning of many of their careers in the field of EMS and are glad their hard work has led them to take on new leadership roles within the company.”
-Lisa Rewinski, Operations Supervisor: Lisa has been with AMR in several capacities for eight years. She began as an EMT, became a Field Training Officer (FTO), earned certification as a paramedic, and for the last two years has served as a lead EVOC instructor. While serving as an FTO, Lisa trained several new hires, preparing them effectively for their roles with the company and earning glowing reviews from her protegees. Lisa holds a BS in Exercise Science from Fredonia State.
-Allen Kornowicz, Operations Supervisor: Allen “Al” Kornowicz has been with AMR as a paramedic for 19 years. He first earned his EMT certification in Kansas in 1994. Al is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, has previous supervisor experience with another ambulance service, and has proven his dependability and steadfastness as a paramedic through the years. Al also served as combat medic and a non-commissioned officer in the Army National Guard.
-Dave Pytlik, Operations Supervisor: Dave has been part of the AMR team for five years. Dave is a paramedic and has been a highly-sought after FTO. Dave brings a tremendous amount of leadership experience from other industries. He was for many years the General Manager of a national restaurant, working in several US cities. Dave has a degree in electrical engineering and also owned his own business for many years.
-Eric Smith, Operations Supervisor: Eric has been with AMR for 11 years, beginning as an EMT. Eric is a paramedic and has been an FTO for many years. Eric has trained many new team members and has earned the praise of all who have worked with him. Eric was also an AMR Star-of-Life recipient two years ago for his work at the scene of a fiery crash that resulted from a car crashing through a guardrail on Humboldt Parkway and plummeting 30-feet onto the Kensington Expressway.
-Scott Hultquist, General Manager: Formerly Communications Manager, Hultquist will now serve as General Manager. Scott will continue to oversee the communications center and will also lead AMR supervisors. Scott has also served in several leadership capacities in the hospital setting. In addition to being certified as a paramedic, Scott holds a BS in Nursing, and has extensive EMS leadership experience.
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