We often say we have the best staff on the planet. (We really do!) We love shining the spotlight on our team members, some of whom have been with us for decades, like today's subject: Bob Grossman.
Bob is one of our wonderful sales consultants, and he recently sat down with us for a little Q&A session.
How long have you been with Wolfers Lighting? What attracted you to the lighting industry?
Bob: I was referred to Wolfers Lighting by a friend and headhunter. I had some experience working for an electrical supply company when I was younger and my friend thought this would be a good fit. I have now been with Wolfers for 33 years in various roles.
What was your career path prior to being in the lighting world?
Bob: Prior to joining Wolfers, I was the store and district manager for a local retail toy chain store called Child World for 15 years.
What are some of your favorite lighting vendors? Why are they your favorites?
Bob: My personal favorite vendors include Hubbardton Forge for their forward thinking, diversity of products, and innovative designs. When I started in the lighting business, their catalog was approximately 24 pages. Today it is 384!
I also like Lutron for their growth and flexibility in adjusting to fast-paced changes in the lighting world, like technology. I'm thinking of dimmers specifically. They are not a simple sell and you need to be very well versed in the product you are selling here, especially its compatibility with the clients' existing lighting. Lutron helps make the process easier.
How do you spend your days off? Any favorite hobbies?
Bob: I enjoy spending my time off with my family. My wife and I love watching our grandchildren play soccer and hockey games. Another favorite way to pass the time is walking the beach – Nantasket Beach, to be exact. My wife and I love to take Koukla, our Bichon-Poo, for a walk on the beach. We also very much enjoy nights out to dinner with friends and great conversation. When we travel, we like to cruise and visit friends and family in Florida.
Stop by our Waltham lighting showroom and say hi to Bob!
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