Meet The Team: Jason Bash

This month’s Meet the Team Q&A is with our third longest tenured employee – sales team rock star Jason Bash – known in the office as “BMJ” (aka Business Man Jason). BMJ earned his nickname because of his tendency to work constantly. Sometimes he even needs a reminder to stop being BMJ during lunch hour. BMJ has contributed substantially to the agency’s growth. And that’s why this month we’re interviewing the one, the only, the real BMJ…

 Q: How did you get started in the lighting industry?

 BMJ: Right after I finished college, my friend was opening a branch of Walters Wholesale Electric in San Diego and I became the first employee. I did several jobs within that company, but in my last couple years with them, I got into lighting quotation, which started my love for the industry. That responsibility lead me to SDLA.

Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment at SDLA?

BMJ: I feel like the growth that we have experienced since I started here is a huge accomplishment. We have more than doubled in size and now have three application engineers and two field techs. Back when I started, Danny and I were wearing multiple hats… some days even literally up on ladder getting our hands dirty. But since our growth, we have truly been able to focus on and dedicate our time to outside sales. It’s been incredible.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

 BMJ: Every day is my favorite part. I love talking to customers and I have met some great friends that way. I absolutely love working with people and finding solutions to any problems that arise.

Q: What is unique about the culture at SDLA?

BMJ: We are like one big family at SDLA. We have so much fun together doing things outside of work, like playing on a softball team. I work with a great group of people and everyone genuinely enjoys coming to work… the morale is awesome, which makes our quality of work, and commitment to our customers even more awesome.

ALLIANCE Outdoor Lighting Showcase

Wine, hors-d’oeuvres and music on the grounds of a local vineyard?  Yes, please.

Last Thursday we joined our valued customers from CED Carlsbad, Rowan Electric and Lightstyle for an evening at Chapin Family Vineyard, as it unveiled its new dynamic landscape lighting from Alliance Outdoor Lighting. The lighting truly stole the show!

Alliance Outdoor Lighting is a low-voltage lighting manufacturer with LED technology, solid brass fixtures and stainless steel transformers. It’s carefully crafted approach takes practical concepts in low voltage outdoor lighting and creates an easy-to-specify and easy-to-install method for the industry. All fixtures are manufactured with either heavy cast brass or spun brass to last a lifetime.

Many more events from Alliance Outdoor Lighting to come… and believe us, you won’t want to miss them. Sign up and don’t forget to take a peek at their catalog.