Meet The Team: Debbie Lensky

Debbie LenskyDon’t you just love when things fall into place and they somehow become a perfect fit? That was the case for Debbie Lensky who says her first job in the industry just fell on to her lap. Now an experienced veteran in the industry, Debbie is falling and fitting perfectly into her new role at SDLA. Debbie has worn many different hats in the lighting industry but the same can be said for her life outside of the office as well. Debbie loves being a mom and now a grandmother. She loves to show her granddaughter all around San Diego with some of their favorite adventures including the beach and park. Who’s excited to meet SDLA’s newest project manager?

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

DL: I guess you could say I just fell into it. I got my first job in the industry through family and now have done just about everything you can do in a lighting agency. The bulk of my career took place in Las Vegas where I spent a long time in quotations. Since coming to SDLA, it’s been a refreshing transition into project management. Just as I initially fell into the industry, I feel like everything is falling into place in this new position, the agency side just fits right for me.

Q: What’s your day to day like in the office?

DL: Go, go, go. This position is an all-day affair, we are always on the go, busy trying to meet the customer’s needs. My position is very client facing and I spend a great deal of time working closely with distributors and customers. Internally, I work with Kristin a lot as well. Over the past couple of months, it’s been a fun journey getting to meet the customers and learning about their needs and pain points.

Q: What’s your favorite part of your job?

DL: I’ve really been enjoying the customer service aspect of project management. It’s all about providing the client with the best possible solutions with the best possible service. I was in quotations for the majority of my career so working with the clients this way has been a fresh, exciting challenge. I also appreciate how organized my co-workers are and how our communication is so effective, makes life a lot easier.

Q: What do you like best about the culture at SDLA?

DL: I love the fast pace environment, we are always busy, but we also know how to make the day to day fun. The people here really make this company unique, the communication is great from top to bottom and everyone is welcoming and supportive. My first impression was that everyone had each other’s back and that has proven to be the case.

Our Bi-Annual Agency Show: A Truly Bright Event

An event that shines so bright we bring it to you twice a year! Our bi-annual agency show was held on March 8th and we experienced record attendance for any of our agency shows, ever!  Thank you to all who came out! This time around, the SDLA team chose to host the event at the eclectic wine bar, 57 degrees in downtown San Diego. Interior designers, architects, electrical engineers, electrical distributors, electrical contractors and other decision makers filled the venue from 3-7 PM to check out new lighting products and solutions from 10 different lighting and lighting controls manufacturers.

The show-stopping roster of manufacturers in attendance included Acuity Brands (Mark Architectural Lighting, Lithonia Lighting, Gotham Downlighting, Juno Downlighting, and nLight), Sunoptics, Chauvet/Illuminarc, v2 lighting group, XAL, Myers Power Products, Kurtzon, Targetti and Impact Architectural. With each new event, we strive to appeal to many different professionals and feature manufacturers that have various product offerings. The well-rounded event received great reviews and was positioned to help those in broadening their horizons in their lighting fixture selection and design choices! Along with the opportunity to browse the latest innovations in lighting, the attendees were entered into a silent auction with the chance to win prizes ranging from Disneyland tickets to a GoPro 5. Attendees also had the exclusive opportunity to view a sneak peek of our newest product line launching later this week, stay tuned for more exciting details!

If you attended the show and are interested in learning more about a product or manufacturer, please email me at brianr@sdltg.com.  Also, don’t miss out on our next bi-annual agency product show on September 20, 2018! Details to be announced soon!