WICHITA EagleMed LLC, a leading air medical transport company, has named medical industry veteran Chuck Welch as national director, new business development. He reports to EagleMed President Larry Bugg.

As national director of business development, Welch is responsible for the overall management of the company's fixed-wing and rotor wing business development activities throughout the United States. Additionally, he is responsible for the sourcing, research and partnerships with EagleMed's hospital partners.

EagleMed's air medical transport operations serve Garden City, among many others. Welch previously served as a territory business manager for Bristol-Myers Squibb, direct sales representative for St. Jude Medical, and senior sales rep for Boston Scientific/Guidant Corp. He has also been a critical care specialist for Aventis Pharmaceuticals, a registered respiratory therapist and flight medic with Deaconess Medical Center, and a respiratory therapist and flight training specialist.

He has a bachelor of science in cardiopulmonary science and respiratory care from the University of Mary in Bismark, N.D. He has served as board-certified registered respiratory care practitioner, a board-certified intermediate paramedic and a certified flight paramedic.