Southwest The Magazine - November 2014 - (Page 26)

RAPID REWARDS FREEDOM STORY Regional Sales Manager, Rosenbauer, Ocala, Florida Brad Turk Most of us probably don't think much about fire trucks until we need one, but Brad Turk has these machines on his mind every day. "You know the wide-eyed little boy you always see watching the shiny red fire trucks in parades? That was me-and I still get that feeling." As a regional sales manager for Rosenbauer, the world's largest manufacturer of fire trucks and firefighting equipment, Brad has turned his passion into a career. He usually travels three or four times a month for work, and Southwest Airlines is his carrier of choice. "Southwest goes everywhere I need to go," Brad says. "It's cost-effective and offers convenient flight times. And, of course, bags fly free." Brad got his start in the firefighting world 33 years ago, designing and building fire trucks. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter. Like Southwest, he puts a premium on Safety, reliability, cost, and excellent Customer Service. "Southwest has an easy boarding process, a hassle-free policy for last-minute ticket changes, and quick curbside checkin-and they care about their Customers." Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Brad moved to Florida for his job 19 years ago, which is when his relationship with Southwest began. It started with family visits, expanded to business travel, and now includes leisure trips (he and his wife, Corinne, are especially excited about the airline's new international service). As a Southwest Customer, Brad has made many fond memories, like the time he and Corinne met country star Joe Nichols on a flight to Nashville. The encounter didn't end on the plane, either: Joe invited them to his concert. At first they didn't think he was serious, but they showed up at the venue, told security they'd met Joe on a Southwest flight, and five minutes later were right by the stage. You might say it's good to make friends in high places! Brad, we hope to always be a good friend and business partner to you, and we admire your passion for firefighting. Thank you for letting us ride along. -Monica Van Slate ALL FIRED UP For business or leisure, flying with Southwest gets Brad excited. 26 SOUTHWEST NOVEMBER 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB CROSLIN

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Southwest The Magazine - November 2014

Southwest The Magazine - November 2014
Gary’s Greeting
Saludos de Gary
You Made Our Day
Our Star
Rapid Rewards Freedom Story
From the Editor
Media Center
Eat Drink Sleep
Wise Guide
Winter, Party of ___ .
Last Man Standing
Your Adventure In Burbank
Promotional Series: Nonstop Love
Promotional Series: Spirit of Reno Tahoe
Products and Services
Community Outreach
Flight Service
Rapid Rewards
Terminal Maps
Route Map
The “If” List

Southwest The Magazine - November 2014