This week before Christmas, we are spotlighting one of our unsung heroes, Josh Brumley. If you happen to be in procurement for a nuclear power plant located almost anywhere within the continental United States, Josh has probably assisted in pulling off some logistics miracles for you at some point. Keeping up with the demands as a part of the Airways Utilities Division headed up by Devin Scroggins is not for the faint of heart.
Josh is a relative beginner with Airways, having completed 3 years in September and heading into his 4th year with the company, but after only a year working in night operations, Josh was recruited by the Utilities Division – primarily because of his excellent work ethic and eagerness to learn.
Says Scroggins, “Josh has quickly become an integral part of the Utilities Division, and we are happy to have him as a part of our team.” High praise from the Director that manages some of the most highly expedited and demanding shipments handled by the company. The feeling is mutual too; Josh says one of his favorite things about his job includes the people he works with.
Logistics is nothing new to Josh. Prior to Airways, he was coaching elite baseball teams in Dallas, TX – a total of 5 to be exact – one 8 year-old team, two 12-13 and one 15-year-old team. In addition, there was a 16-18 year-old team – the showcase team – which along with the others – traveled all over the U.S. playing in Select Tournaments. Josh also provided private baseball lessons to youngsters while on the road. Having made baseball his life for a number of years, it wouldn’t be an understatement to say, Josh Brumley is “a total baseball guy” when he’s not doing his now favorite thing – hanging out with his wife Tori, and his new baby girl, Chandler.
Nowadays, when Josh isn’t busy “hitting one out of the park” for Airways on a shipment for a power plant, he aspires at some point to “be the old guy in the chair falling asleep to baseball.” Well earned Josh!
Airways Freight Corporation, as an active member of the International Exhibition Logistic Association (IELA)
, was proud to host the IELA 3rd quarter Board of Management Meeting in October. The current IELA organization is comprised of 155 company members representing 55
countries. The association provides a networking and educational platform for companies like Airways who are involved in the transportation, customs clearance and on-site material handling in the exhibition industry. Unlike other industry organizations, IELA also sets and measures standards of performance for its members through an annual peer review, and we have benefitted greatly from the process. The IELA Board of Management is elected by the IELA General Assembly and is charged with execution of the objectives and administration of the organization towards that end. Current Board members who participated in the meeting at Airways shown in the photo below include:
- Mariane Ewbank, Fulstandig Shows & Events, Brazil
- Ulrich Kasimir, Vice Chairman & Treasurer, Schenker Deutschland AG, Germany
- H.S. Bedi, Member, PS Bedi Group, India
- Feyzan Erel, Member, Gruptrans Co. Inc, Turkey
- Jim Kelty, Member, Airways Freight Corp., USA
- Achim Lotzwick, Member, Cretschmar Messecargo, Germany
- James Ng, Member, Transit Air Cargo, Singapore
- Christoph Rauch, Member, BTG Messe-Spedition GmbH, Germany
- Ravinder Sethi, Member, RE Rogers India Pvt.Ltd., India
Also included in the photo are Ms Elizabeth Niehaus of the IELA Secretariet office,
along with a portion of the hosting staff at Airways. Obviously this group
traveled a long way to get to here and we appreciated the great
opportunity to get to spend time with these industry leaders and show
them our well known, Airways Hospitality!
*You can see more about IELA and its leadership at