Meet Robert Valenta!

August 3rd, 2022 by

We like to occasionally interview our employees, to get to know a little bit more about them, and to share it with our customers!  This month, meet our Truck Sales Rep, Robert Valenta!

 

About Work:

  1. How long have you been working at Tom’s and what is your role here?

I have been working in Sales for Tom’s Truck Center since 2014.

 

  1. What did you do prior to working for Tom’s Truck Center?

Product development manager, sales manager, and hardware MFG.

 

  1. What do you like best about working at Tom’s Truck Center?

My relationships with co-workers and customers.

 

  1. What do you like most about working in sales in general?

There is no limit to what you can earn (market permitting).

 

  1. Goals that you have reached with Tom’s?

Some of our Top sales.

 

  1. What is the best advice someone has given you for succeeding in sales?

Listen.

 

  1. What is one important skill that you have acquired at Tom’s?

Persistence. 

 

 

About Life:

  1. Favorite hobbies or activities?

Boating and Motor Cycle riding.

 

  1. How would you spend $1 million?

I would spend it on Real Estate.

 

  1. Favorite sports teams?

Rams and Lakers.

 

  1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

St. John, Virgin Islands.

 

  1. What is the best vacation you have ever taken?

The trip I took to Rome.

 

  1. What piece of technology could not work without?

My cell phone.

 

  1. What would you do with “15 minutes of fame”?

Market “TTC”.

 

 8. If you could stay a certain age forever, which age and why?                                                                                                                                                                                                                              35. You’ve already learned most life lessons and you know what you want out of life, plus I’d still have my throwing arm.

 

  1. Any funny sales stories?

I walked into an account to drop off some business cards and I was greeted by my aunt who I hadn’t seen in many years.

 

  1. Worst pet peeve?

Slow drivers in the fast lane.