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