Loyal, driven and competitive. Those are three words used to describe Bryan Weingart.
Growing up in Sarasota FL, Bryan’s drive and competitive side was obvious early on. Bryan was always into sports. He excelled in baseball and football, and his competitive side lead him to Olympic weightlifting and Strongman competitions.
Bryan previously served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2009 he was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and was there during Operation Strike of the Sword/Operation Khanjar which was the biggest offensive airlift of the Marines since the Vietnam War. From there Bryan attended the University of South Florida and received a bachelor’s degree. He did his internship at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and accepted a full-time position after he graduated.
After moving to Arkansas, Bryan started his journey with Airways in July of 2015, he began working with the Night Operations team, quickly moving on to be where he is now in the Ocean Imports Division. When asked what attracted him to Airways, he replied “the camaraderie of everyone”.
When not at work, Bryan is currently attending the U of A and working on his Master’s degree. He loves to hang out with his wife and baby girl. He likes watching sports and attending sporting events. Bryan has been to many different locations while serving in the military, since then he has been to Ireland, Switzerland and his latest trip was to China for two weeks this past July.
One of Bryan’s favorite quotes is surprisingly a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. Looking at all his accomplishments, it describes his character very nicely.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”
On top of being loyal, driven and competitive, he is very humble. When asked if he had any hidden talents he replied, “I’m still waiting to discover it”. To this day, his top three life highlights are his daughter, getting married and graduating boot camp.
When talking with some of Bryan’s co-workers the consensus is the same. Bryan also has an abundance of other great qualities. He’s very dependable, admirable and responsible, yet doesn’t take himself too seriously. He’s a great co-worker to have, sarcasm and all!