Sunway Charters’ latest addition to the team, Charlotte’s new Terminal Manager David Kulhawik, hails from Coco Beach, Florida, and currently resides in Belmont, North Carolina with his spouse and dogs. Outside of Sunway, David loves to ride his side-by-side UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle,) work in his yard improving his lawn and flower beds and spend time with his family and his German Shepherd, Rottweiler, and Yorkie pups.
David began his transportation career at the age of 17, in a position with a local funeral home, Carolina Mortuary Services, transporting decedents. In his capacity driving for this company, he found that he very much enjoyed being behind the wheel and decided to pursue a career as a professional chauffeur. He subsequently took on a new position with a prominent full-service black car limousine transportation company, where he spent the next several years. “I loved the idea of meeting new people and the wide variety of personalities there are to interact with. Plus, there are so many places and incredible scenery to see. I didn’t want to miss those opportunities,” David expressed. “And distance driving is a great opportunity for self-reflection.”
As a natural progression to a promising career, David decided to acquire his CDL. Eager to further develop his skills as a driver and take on more responsibility, he obtained a passenger endorsement and started a job with Sunway Charters, driving motorcoaches and transporting larger groups of people. These trips took him around the country, from New York to Louisiana and all the way to California. As he loved serving passengers, he quickly realized that this was a perfect marriage of the thrill of driving and personal interaction that he loves.
After spending a few years with Sunway, he received an opportunity to join another motorcoach company, where it was not long before he became one of their most-requested chauffeurs, enabling him to travel to even more exciting destinations and enjoy many unique experiences.
Having built an impressive resume, David was eventually offered a full-time position as Safety Officer with a motorcoach company in South Carolina, where he took the initiative to receive multiple DOT certifications in drug and alcohol screening and to further immerse himself in the direct management of safety regulations. He also successfully created and implemented a company-wide safety manual and regularly conducted safety classes for all new hires. He has also led the company through the passing of three rigorous DOT audits.
Finally, after building this illustrious career, opportunity knocked, and David found his way back home to Sunway Charters this past winter. “I was ready for a change,” stated David. “I found out that Sunway was looking for someone, so I called Lee.” David is happy to take on the position of the new manager for the company’s Charlotte terminal, and we are so happy to have him back to take on this role.