Meet Sam New Sales Engineer VIC

This week, we introduce you to Sales Engineer, Sam.

Sam previously worked as a lighting designer in Melbourne, San Francisco and New York City for numerous major international consultancies. Most recently Sam has been managing the East Coast of the USA for WE-EF Lighting before deciding to return to Melbourne to join Buckford VIC.

Sam is a quality asset to the team, providing lighting expertise to the local design community. Welcome, Sam!

What does a typical day of work look like for you?
I’m always in the mindset of working 3 months ahead so part of the day would be planning appointments, events, and my calendar. Then throughout the day it would be dropping of samples, presenting new product, lighting education, and talking to clients and other members in the industry so I know what’s happening.

What do you love most about what you do?
I love that every day I get to meet new people and help them with lighting applications

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Buckford?
The amount of trust that you are afforded. There are no helicopter managers here. You were hired because they know that you can do the job and they let you execute it your way.\

What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
Take more risks!

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Trying new places to eat and drink whilst scouring real estate apps for houses that I can’t afford.

What’s something funny or surprising about yourself?
I love to cook.

Do you have any pets?
I have a family dog named Barney who is 12 (Golden Retriever).

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be? 
I would love to be able to speak multiple languages fluently.

Is there anything else that you would like to share?
Gin in the summer Bourbon in the winter.