SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jan. 10, 2011 – Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance, renowned innovator in air medical transportation, has promoted Rastislav “Rusty” Valko to Chief Operations Officer. In the COO position, Valko will oversee company-wide operations.
“Rusty is extremely familiar with all aspects of our organization, including the structure, communications, and operations,” says Angel MedFlight CEO, president and founder, Jeremy Freer. “His management and organizational skills are inspirational to our team. He holds himself to very high standards, and our patients will benefit from his commitment to excellence.”
Hired at Angel MedFlight in February 2009 as Information Technology Manager, Valko was quickly promoted to Chief Information Officer. As CIO, he tailored an integrated communications platform that links all departments for maximum efficiency and accessibility. In an industry where real-time information access is imperative, he was integral in customizing the Salesforce.com CRM platform to suit the needs of Angel MedFlight’s worldwide medical transportation operations.
Valko holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt. He spent six years as Web application developer and support specialist with a leading St. Paul, Minn.-based commercial and residential builder. He developed several in-house applications that improved efficiency, saving time and money throughout the construction process. Promoted to Regional Information Technology Manager in 2008, he spearheaded communications development, installation and operations for the opening of the Phoenix office.
Angel MedFlight has seen record growth in the past two years, and was named Arizona’s third-fastest- growing private company by the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards in September 2010.
About Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance
Angel MedFlight, founded in 2006 and based in Scottsdale, Ariz., coordinates domestic and international air medical transportation services, commercial medical escorts, ground ambulance services and provides discretionary insurance benefit assistance. Angel MedFlight’s One Touch Promise™ assures that every detail is handled and all resources are committed to guide the process from start to finish with a compassionate team of experts in the fields of medicine, aviation, insurance law and case management. www.angelmedflight.com