Vince Hendricksmeyer, pilot and base pilot supervisor for the Greenville Air Evac Lifeteam base, was recently honored as the Region 5 Base Pilot Supervisor of the Year and Uvaldo Alonso, mechanic for the Greenville Air Evac Lifeteam base, was recently honored as the company’s Region 5 Mechanic of the year. Region 5 includes the 25 Air Evac Lifeteam bases in the state of Texas.
Mark Fisher, regional director of flight operations, said the Base Pilot Supervisor of the Year is presented to Base Pilot Supervisors who lead by example, exhibit excellent communication skills, promote a safety culture, mentor pilots with lesser experience, and build team unity. Hendricksmeyer stepped in during the past year when the base was without a permanent program director.
David Granowski, regional director of maintenance, said Alonso is an exceptional mechanic. “Uvaldo is an outstanding and honest individual,” Granowski said. “His attention to detail and the care for his aircraft are incredible. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his family, base and the Southwest Regional Maintenance Office.”
Air Evac Lifeteam, headquartered in O’Fallon, Mo., is the largest independently owned and operated air medical service provider in the United States, with more than 125 air medical bases across 15 states. Air Evac is the preeminent provider of helicopter emergency medical services to communities in need of rapid medical transport to advanced emergency healthcare.
Flight crews, consisting of a pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to the scene of an emergency, or provide transportation between medical facilities
Region 5 includes all of the Air Evac Lifeteam bases in the state of Texas. The Base Mechanic of the Year is presented to the employee who has contributed to the performance of the assigned base/region, and to the overall mission of Air Evac Lifeteam.