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FLN Member Spotlight: Bridget Redeker of Distinctive Details Inc.

By Ashley Reyes

The SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN)FLN named Bridget Redeker, director of business operations at Distinctive Details, Inc., as the network's newest spotlight member.  

Get to know Redeker in her interview with SEMA News below.  

SEMA News: What is the best advice you have ever received?  

Bridget Redeker: There are two pieces of advice. One is to learn the business from the ground up. My parents were entrepreneurs, and there is nothing like knowing the inner workings of a business from every angle. The best way to help your employees is to know what they do so you can fully help them. Showing that you can help because you've walked in their shoes helps to earn their respect. Two is that the early bird gets the worm.

SN: What keeps you in the industry?  

BR: I am actually the third generation in the automotive industry. I like to say that I forged my own path outside of the industry before destiny brought me back. Building and growing a business is what I love. The opportunity in this industry is limitless if you let it be.

SN: Where can you be found on a Saturday?  

BR: I usually start off Saturdays with a coffee and catching up on any business items still open from that week. Then, usually a long walk or hike with my husband Bill and dog Bodhi. If I'm not outside with them, we are probably working on renovating a home; it's a hobby of ours. We've done 20 homes in 15 years. 

SN: How do you prepare for an important meeting?  

BR: Preparedness is key to a successful meeting. I have an outline written ahead of time and ensure all important questions and facts will be presented. Always be early! 

SN: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?  

BR: It would have to be Elon Musk. Just to sit at a table and have a conversation with a pioneer in the EV world and a complete genius in business--it would be amazing to pick his brain. He is so forward-thinking that sometimes it seems like he might be functioning in a different dimension.

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