Rob Hamilton


Rob Hamilton is an experienced executive with more than 28 years in the health care industry. Mr. Hamilton joined Med-Trans Corporation in 2010 and today, serves as the President of the organization.  As the company President, Mr. Hamilton is responsible for all operations of the company.  He leads a workforce of over 700 employees in aviation, medical, maintenance and business administration operations.  Prior to accepting this role, Mr. Hamilton was the Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining Med-Trans Corporation, for the past 16 years, Mr. Hamilton has held increasing responsible roles within the air medical industry including Vice President of Hospital Services Division of another larger operator.  He was the Executive Director of the Thomas Jefferson Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc.  Mr. Hamilton has been a practicing paramedic since 1988 in both volunteer and career Fire and EMS agencies.  Mr. Hamilton served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Hamilton holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and attended undergraduate training at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He was also a Fellow at the University of Virginia Sorensen Institute.

Mr. Hamilton has received multiple Commendation Awards from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS for deployments on 9/11 to the Pentagon and to Franklin County’s 100-year flood in the role as Commander of Virginia Disaster Task Force 12.  He is also the author of several industry research publications and is frequently a speaker at industry conferences.  Mr. Hamilton is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Medical Transport Leadership Institute graduate.

Kim Montgomery

Chief Operating Officer

Kim Montgomery recently joined Med-Trans as Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for the daily leadership and oversight of Med-Trans’ air ambulance operations,  including base operations, flight operations, clinical services, communications center and administrative functions. Kim oversees the business group responsible for relationships with Med-Trans’ health care system and municipality partners across the country ensuring that Med-Trans operates with its core values as the guiding direction in all facets. Kim and her leadership team work collaboratively every day to provide safe transports at a moment’s notice at every Med-Trans, EagleMed and SevenBar Aviation base location.

Kim comes to us from our subsidiary SevenBar Aviation, for which she also serves as President. At SevenBar, Kim has served in executive positions in marketing, business development and operations since 2001. Kim’s focus at SevenBar was utilization of the company’s long term relationships with premier health systems as a platform for growth into new markets and expansion into rotor wing operations. Kim built a high performance leadership team to execute the company’s plan, while focused on providing very customized solutions to its customer base in the midst of a strong safety-centric culture.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and serves on the boards of CAMTS, AMOA (former chair) and is an active leader in the air medical community.

Mike LaMee

Director of Operations

Mr. LaMee joined the Med-Trans team in 2003 after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. His advanced education is in Human Factors with a degree in Aerospace Physiology. During his military career, he served in the capacity as an Aerospace Physiology Specialist, Instructor Pilot, Standardization Instructor Pilot, Instrument Examiner and Flight Operations Officer. In his time with Med-Trans Corporation, Mike has served as a Line Pilot and also as an Instructor Pilot/Check Airman in the Bell 206/407 and the EC-135/145/155 for day/night/NVG and IFR operations.

David Carr

Director of Safety

David Carr is a recognized leader in the aviation industry and has a tremendous performance record of implementing and overseeing successful aviation safety management systems.  Prior to joining the Med-Trans Leadership team, Mr. Carr served as the Director of Risk Management & Safety for an air and ground EMS company serving North Texas, and a large corporate jet operator in Dallas.  David also has prior experience as an Aviation Safety Consultant and accident investigator for both military and civilian organizations and has held the position of commercial pilot for a national airline.

Mr. Carr proudly served in the United States Army for over 20 years first as a Military Police Officer then as a Commissioned Aviation Officer, retiring in May 2005 as a Master Army Aviator and Battalion Executive Officer where he led a team comprising 500 soldiers and 32 CH-47 aircraft operating in three states.  Mr. Carr earned his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Lyle Butler

Clinical Director

Lyle Butler joined Med-Trans in 2013.  He is an experienced leader with more than 36 years in emergency care. As the Clinical Director, Mr. Butler is responsible for the Clinical Oversight of Med-Trans Clinicians that staff the ground, rotor, and fixed wing platforms. In this role, his team is responsible for the orientation and on boarding of new clinicians, professional development, competency and continuing education of current clinicians, medical supplies and equipment, CAMTS Accreditation, and clinical quality.

Before joining Med-Trans, Mr. Butler held multiple EMS and Nursing educator and leadership positions with another large air operator and private healthcare organizations. He has been a Paramedic for over 30 years and a Registered Nurse for more than 20 years. He is currently a Certified Flight Registered Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, and a Certified Flight Paramedic. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Certified Flight Registered Nurse Award from the Board Certification of Emergency Nurses and the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association. He also served for eight years as a Fire Protection Specialist with the Iowa Air National Guard.

Lyle holds a Bachelor of Administration from Wayne State College and is a Certified Medical Transport Executive from the Association of Air Medical Services.

Mirra Smith

Director of Human Resources

Mirra started her career over 20 years ago as an Electrical Engineer, but quickly learned she has a greater passion for helping and developing people than she does for designing, developing and testing electrical devices. She has served in both management and executive leadership roles for companies in the computer peripherals, construction, school business, local government, non-profit and healthcare industries. Mirra has a niche for building HR infrastructures and instinctively cares about people.

Mirra earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Texas Woman’s University. With over 20 years of experience in all function areas of Human Resources; Mirra brings extensive knowledge and experience to lead our Human Resources team.

Mike Stacey

Director of Maintenance

Mike started out his aviation career in the Army working on multiple RW airframes. After the Army he spent some time working as a DOD contractor before joining the HAA community. Mike obtained his BA in Management from Doane College.

Mike has 25 years of HAA experience, and 35 years of combined aviation maintenance experience. Mike has served within a wide range of responsibilities within the aircraft maintenance field, to include: Line Mechanic, Lead Mechanic, and Regional Maintenance Director. Mike has also served within the HAA community in roles such as: Operations Manager and Aviation Director.

With a broad range of experience that covers aircraft maintenance, general operations, and business management; Mike is uniquely qualified to serve in this critical role within the company.

Med-Trans is fortunate to have Mike on our team as he brings hands on experience with several different models of aircraft and engines.  He has an outstanding rapport with all of the Med-Trans field maintenance technicians, allowing Med-Trans to fly the highest maintained fleet in the industry with minimal maintenance out of service time.

Ken Grimes

Vice President of Business Development

Ken has over 30 years experience in Emergency Services. He has worked as a senior leader in the public government sector, not-for-profit hospital sector, and as Regional Vice President for a publicly traded air medical company. Ken’s unique background helps him understand key issues and challenges that all types of entities face and merge best practices to develop customized solutions which meet an entities’ objective. Ken believes each community is entitled to an air medical solution that is safe, locally driven and highly responsive to the community’s needs.

Ken earned his Masters of Public Administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFO) and the Medical Transport and Leadership Institute (MTLI). He is an Accreditation site surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Services (CAMTS) and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.  Ken is a private helicopter and airplane pilot.

Kevin Johnson

Chief Pilot

Kevin joined the Med-Trans Family in 2008 as a pilot at our North Colorado Med Evac program after 26 years of service in the U.S. Army.  During his military career, Kevin served nearly ten years in the enlisted ranks before starting his aviation career attending the U.S. Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course at Fort Rucker, AL in 1991.  Flying the UH-1, AH-1, and UH-60, he served as an Instructor Pilot, Standardization Instructor Pilot and Instrument Flight Examiner.

He has served Med-Trans as a Line Pilot in the Bell 407 and EC-135, Instructor Pilot and Check Airman in both airframes and as an IFR Ground and Flight Instructor / Check Airman in the EC-135.  Additional past roles have included Regional Aviation Manager and most recently, Assistant Chief Pilot and Director of Standardization and Training.