For the past ten years, Justin Hester has been a part of the Airways team. He previously worked as an automotive technician at a local General Motors dealer when the industry took a hit in 2008. Due to the uncertainty, Justin decided it was time to switch gears. After hearing about an opening at Airways Freight from a couple of close associates, Justin applied and has been working in operations ever since.

Justin started Airways working in the Nights Operations division which eventually lead to him becoming Night Operations Manager. Presently, he is working in our International Trade Shows department as an Account Manager. His day consists of arranging shipments, transportation logistics, customs clearance, and customer service of trade show goods all around the world. Due to the time differences, Justin spends a lot of his day answering and sending emails.

Justin was born in Irving, Texas and raised in Farmington, Arkansas. He grew up riding and training horses and raising cattle. Some of his fondest memories were riding the trails at Devil’s Den. Twice a year,  He and his family would take their camper and horses and spend a week at a time riding trails.

Justin married his wife Nikki over four years ago. Together they have a one-year old daughter named Anniston Kate. He loves spending as much time as possible with his family, but also loves to travel, try new food and work on cars.

One of Justin’s great influences is his father. The sacrifices he has made for his family, no matter how difficult, have been inspiring. He has always been there to offer wisdom through experience and has intuitively been the basis of his decisions. They also have the same sense of humor and always share a laugh when they are together.

Something you may not know about Justin, is that he enjoys classical music. He is also good at drawing and painting.

Justin is considered by his colleagues as loyal, funny, and kind. He is an essential part of the International Trade Show department at Airways and is a driving component in an accelerated business.