by airwaysfreight | Jan 29, 2018 | Airways News
Most of us know him by the name Shane, but did you know his first name is actually Joshua? Or that Shane used to own and manage a comic book store? We found out quite a bit about Joshua “Shane” Landelius, from his quirky sense of humor to his steadfast and unwavering loyalty. He has been a complement to our Truckload division and has made a lasting impression with Airways Freight.
Shane began his career with Airways in April of 1998. He had previously worked as a bartender and heard stories about the family atmosphere as well as the much-needed benefits Airways provides.
Born in Dearborn, Michigan and raised in Northwest Arkansas, Shane is one of four children. He learned a great deal of responsibility and self-sufficiency from his Mother. She instilled the work ethic he has shown today, and taught him to have an open mind and to try to see things from a different perspective.
He spent his younger years fishing, swimming and playing basketball with his friends. He attended several different schools including a boarding school. Shane’s favorite extra-curricular activities included Speech, Drama, and Debate. He mostly competed in duet acting and improvisational duet acting.
Shane has three top highlights in his life, the first is the birth of his two sons, Owen who is 13, and Ryan 10. The second is that he has travelled to see two oceans and the Gulf of Mexico, and the third was a monumental learning experience camping at Camp Hale, Colorado. When he has spare time, (which isn’t that often) Shane loves spending time with his two boys, and hanging out with family and friends. He also enjoys watching documentaries and relishes in the fact that he can karaoke stone-cold sober.
Shane is very loyal and always gives us one hundred percent. He is also fun-loving and unique, and that’s what makes him such a well-rounded asset to Airways Freight. His favorite quote is a prime example of his willingness to prevail. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle.
by airwaysfreight | Jan 22, 2018 | Airways News
The go-to guy for any internet based technical support, Mike Berger first started his career with Airways in the night operations department. After becoming the Night Operations Manager, he transferred with a couple of stops along the way, to International Ocean Freight. After receiving his degree in computer science, he subsequently settled into Airways I.T. Department and has notably impressed us with his intellect for the past eleven years.
Born in Camden, Arkansas, Mike was adopted at the age of two by Charles and Paulette Berger. His father Charles was a High School Guidance Counselor, and his mother Paulette worked at UAMS as a Lab Technician. He grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and has very fond memories of his childhood. Mike’s grandfather was employed by the rail yard, so he would go with him to work on occasion and ride on different locomotives. Mike also spent his summers working at Magic Springs, a local amusement park.
In 1990, Mike moved to Northwest Arkansas to attend the University of Arkansas. He met his wife Kim in 1997 and married in the Fall of 2000. Together they have three children. Caden who is 12, Ryan 10 and Ava who is 6.
At the age of 27, Mike made the decision to search for his biological parents. In doing so, he discovered he was the youngest of seven biological siblings. All of which reside in different areas of the United States, from Louisiana to Nevada.
In Mike’s spare time, he plays competitive volleyball and loves attending his children’s different sporting events. Him and his wife have competed several times in the Warrior Dash, a 5k obstacle course race with 12 world-class obstacles. He’s an avid collector of Coca Cola and Star Wars memorabilia. His favorite collectible, is his 1957 Coca Cola machine. He likes to play poker and periodically throws poker tournaments for charity.
With his never-ending interest in technology, Mike has (at times) the arduous task of making sure Airways Freight stays connected with the rest of the world. He is instrumental in maintaining the network, and is successful in the process of keeping our employees online and productive. He is the glue that holds Airways together, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.
by airwaysfreight | Jan 15, 2018 | Airways News
You’ve heard her voice, chocked full of that Arkansas charm, Shelly Greninger has probably (at one time or another) spoken to every person that has called in to Airways. She is one of the first voices you hear when you call Airways and has been one of our PBX Operators for over 20 years.
Previously working as a bank teller and switchboard operator, Shelly was referred by a family member that was working for Airways at the time. Driving by on several occasions, she was always curious about what kind of business Airways was, and wondered what it would be like to work there. One of the things she found out and loves to this day is the family-oriented atmosphere and values as well as the flexibility and relaxed surroundings.
Born and raised in Farmington, Arkansas, Shelly has two biological daughters, Caitlin and Cambre and she is a stepmother to Samantha and Ben. She is also a grandmother to five grandchildren with another grandchild due in March. She has been married to her husband Ron (another employee at Airways Freight), for over sixteen years.
What you may not know about Shelly, is that she is also a licensed cosmetologist and has been a hairdresser part-time for the last fourteen years.
While not working her two jobs, Shelly does find the time to do some of her favorite things. She has a fondness for shopping (boutiques in particular), and likes playing the slots at the casino. She also likes to go to concerts, and listens to an array of music. Shelly loves being with her family and takes pleasure in cooking for them. She also adores spending time with her two miniature schnauzers Zoey and Jackson.
A self-described introverted extrovert, Shelly is kind and friendly, she has a caring heart and loves being with her family and friends. But, also enjoys good conversation and meeting new people.
Something that may surprise you about Shelly is that she is an expert at Trivia Crack and Song Pop.
Her friendly demeanor and southern charm have been a definitive part of Shelly’s character. She is the “Good morning Airways Freight” and a bright welcoming voice we all enjoy and appreciate.