The National EMS Pilots Association has given its Pilot of the Year award to Jim Glasner, who flies for Eagle-Med in Wichita, Kan. Glasner got his start as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot in 1970, becoming an HEMS pilot in 1979. During his career, he has served as a line pilot, instructor pilot, check airman, chief pilot and base manager. Glasner joined EagleMed in 2001, currently flying the Eurocopter AS350B and AS355N. NEMPSA presented the award to Glasner during the AMTC Conference on Oct. 22 in Seattle, Wash.
Victoria, BC-based Latitude Technologies has hired Brad Head as its new vice president of technology. He will lead architectural definition and technical matters for all the company’s software and data services. Head previously worked for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, where he created the province’s architecture and standards group and was responsible for the Ministry’s enterprise IT strategy.
Jennifer Hardcastle has joined American Eurocopter as an air medical specialist sales manager. Hardcastle has more than 20 years of experience in the air medical field, most recently as the vice president of business development for Health Services Integration.
Kevin Schitoskey is the new program manager for AirLink CCT in Bend, Ore. He will lead a team of pilots, medical personnel, mechanics, and administrative staff. Schitoskey comes from the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where he was director of emergency services. He first started working for the Level 1 trauma center, children’s hospital and cancer facility in 1998, working in various leadership roles from 2005 to 2010.
Rockwell Collins has named Robert K. Ortberg as its new president. He joins Clayton M. Jones, who continues as chairman & CEO. Ortberg was formerly executive vice president and COO of the company’s Government Systems business.