When you think of someone dedicated and hardworking, one of the first names you’ll come up with at Airways Freight would be Erik Fortin.
Before joining Airways, Erik was a receiving manager at a local department store. He joined the Airways team in June of 2003. With a soon to be wife, Erik was looking for a company that didn’t have a lot of turn over and valued its employees, a friend recommended Airways. Erik is now a Domestic Division Manager and is labeled one of Airways most dedicated and loyal employees.
Besides getting to talk to people all over the country, Erik’s favorite part about working at Airways is the constant problem solving that goes into handling freight and making sure the shipment gets to where it needs to be, on time.
Erik was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and moved to Elkins when he was 3 years old. He has been in and around Northwest Arkansas ever since. Erik grew up on a farm, and learned early on from his Father, who has been the most influential person in his life, the value of hard work.
When Erik is not working, he loves to go turkey hunting, as well as deer bow-hunting. He has fond memories of taking his little girl Ayla hunting. Their trips mostly consisted of her eating donuts, drinking chocolate milk, and him carrying her around. One of his most cherished memories is taking Ayla on a real turkey hunt at the age of 9. When she had her bird in under 45 minutes, he found out she was a better hunter than he is.
Besides hunting, Erik’s favorite past time is cooking. He loves to come home after a stressful day and cook delicious meals that other people enjoy. He loves to cook BBQ specializing in pulled pork, brisket and chicken with all the sides, coleslaw, potato salad as well as his own BBQ sauces. His favorite dessert to make is Crème Brulee.
Erik’s life highlights are getting married, the birth of his daughter Ayla and his son Mason.
Erik’s reputation at Airways is one of loyalty, trust and dedication. He’s worked hard for his accomplishments and he’s one of the best in the industry.