Meet Tony

Tony is a dedicated Sales Engineer with 18 years of experience in the industry, comprising of consulting with architects, interior designers and engineers. With his commitment to hard work and a desire to continue learning, he can broaden Buckford’s customer base and deliver exceptional lighting solutions.

Read our interview with Tony learn more about his career path, the best advice he has ever received and the three guests (dead or alive) he would have at a dinner party.

Introduce yourself and tell me about your career so far.
My name is Ante Tulic, but everyone calls me Tony (it’s easier!). I am born of Croatian heritage, and have lived most of my life in Adelaide, South Australia. I have been in lighting for approximately 18 years, consulting to architects, interior designers and engineers for the most part. I did take a ‘gap year’ from the industry, but missed it too much and came back with a renewed perspective and interest.

What made you decide to make the move to join Buckford?
My decision to join Buckford was very much based on 3 very important personal criteria.

Firstly, I was very impressed with the product range, and how relevant it was to the industry.

Secondly, Buckford have a commitment to continual improve the knowledge base of both staff and clients.

Thirdly, I felt I could contribute as well as grow within the company.

What are the values that drive you?
This is something that is very personal, and I don’t just share openly. Sorry!

If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Depending on the amount, I would pay off all my children’s mortgages.

If you could have a dinner party with any 3 people (dead or alive) who would they be and why?
Dalai Lama, how they go through life with perspectives and inner peace.

Robin Williams, too many reasons to list.

Luka Modric, always been a fan, and he’s Croatian.

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
Never real thought of this, but I like cats. Maybe panther or leopard.

What is the best advice you have ever received?
It’s probably something I read, rather than what advice I was given.

Winners never quit. And quitters never win.