HOW DID YOU ENTER THE LIGHTING INDUSTRY?
I worked throughout college in a lighting store. After graduating, I moved to South Florida and got a job with Angelo Brothers. I started as a salesman and was promoted to District Sales Manager after about two years. It’s just been a steady climb ever since.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU’VE SEEN?
The internet has changed everything. Now more than ever, it’s vital to stay competitive and up-to-date with new technology.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS?
Consistently putting the customer first.
WHAT DO YOU KNOW NOW THAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW WHEN YOU WERE STARTING OUT?
I believe I evolved with the industry and learned valuable lessons along the way. I got lucky with great lines that have helped me grow and become a better rep. There really isn’t much I would change.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NEXT 5 TO 10 YEARS?
I’m not the type to retire. I plan to stay current and continue to manage and work with big distributors. I plan to work until I can’t anymore. It’s been a wonderful ride.