By Ashley Reyes
Tayler Edwards is SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) newest spotlight member. Edwards is the customer service success manager at PDM Automotive.
Learn more about Edwards in his interview with SEMA below.
SEMA: What is the best advice you have ever received?
Tayler Edwards: You won’t ever know everything, so be willing to learn anything. This advice has helped me stay curious throughout my personal life and career because I know that there is always something new to learn and discover which pushes me to continually grow.
SEMA: What keeps you in the industry?
TE: The fact that the industry is always changing keeps me engaged. I am a nerd for technology, and I love to see the way manufacturers develop new technology to improve their products or make them more appealing.
SEMA: Where can you be found on a Saturday?
TE: There are two places you could find me. Since I am a freelance photographer, I could be traveling and taking photos, or I'd be at the golf course at my local country club!
SEMA: How do you prepare for an important meeting?
TE: I spend time before the meeting coming up with questions that I can ask that have meaning and that can give me further insight into the topic at hand. I feel that asking questions not only helps me, but also others who are attending the meeting.
SEMA: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who it would be?
TE: I’d go to lunch with Ryan Friedlinghaus because I always grew up watching West Coast Customs make some really cool cars and still follow their projects today. I enjoy seeing cars that are so custom that no one has.
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