Gold Cross Names New Executives
Gold Cross EMS is pleased to announce that current Chief Operating Officer Steven Vincent has been promoted to Vice President. Steven has spent the last several years solidifying Gold Cross as one of the top ambulance services in the state of Georgia. Gold Cross has seen extreme growth in our business under his leadership.
Vincent has been at Gold Cross in some capacity for 12 years. During his tenure he has served as Director of Information Technology, Director of Billing, and most recently Chief Operating Officer. Vincent holds a Bachelor?s Degree from Appalachian State University in Computer information Systems, a Bachelor?s Degree in Marketing from University of North Carolina (Wilmington) and a MBA from the University of South Carolina (Aiken).
We have come to a point as a company where we are going to start expanding our services outside of our region and into other areas and states. Steven will be leading these endeavors and we are confident in his ability to make this a success. He will still be overseeing all aspects of the company, but taking his place as Chief Operating Officer will be Paul Duckworth. Since November of 2014, Paul has been managing the emergency response program for the one of the largest agricultural companies in the world. In addition, he maintained the incident management program for the company. Paul handled all Homeland Security programs including their Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard Program, Transportation Security Administration Rail Security Program and Environmental Canada Emergency Plan. He managed the largest transportation emergency response team in Canada that was responsible for responding to incidents involving hazardous materials.
Paul is a seasoned and trusted manager in emergency response. He has a proven track record both in emergency operations and advisory level as a senior advisor. His expertise includes security and emergency preparedness, covering all aspects of chemical operations, emergency response and hazardous materials transportation including emergency medical response, technical rescue, hazard materials incident management, and industrial firefighting. He has extensive experience in emergency management, with over 25 years? experience in EMS/Fire. He has been licensed as a Paramedic since 1993, and served as a firefighter locally from 1996 to 2011. He also has been heavily involved in teaching in EMS since 1994.
Paul will be starting on March 16. Steven and Paul will be working very closely together over the coming months to help with the transition. Paul will be directly overseeing the Majors group, Supply, Dispatch, Training, Scheduling and the Academy. Steven will still be responsible for the overall performance and development of the company and the COO, Human Resources, Billing and Business Development will report directly to him.
We are very excited to announce Steven?s promotion and would like to welcome Paul to our team.