Dealerscope 2019 40 Under 40: Anthony Crespo, Restrepo Innovations
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Name: Anthony Crespo
Job Title: Lead Field Technician
Company: Restrepo Innovations
Years in the Industry: 6
Major Accomplishments that you’re proud of: For the role that I have I must stay sharp. I learned recently how to splice and terminate multi mode fiber and single mode fiber. I also became a Coastal Source Certified audio and lighting installer. I am currently enrolled in Crestron Technical Institute to continue learning how to properly install and maintain Crestron systems. All of these things make me proud and instills even more passion in me and into my work and it only makes me better.
What do you like best about your job?: I love the whole aspect of building smart homes for all of our clients. I love how we make their lives much easier and better with the solutions we provide them with when they just want simplicity and for things to work. I love to tell them that anything they want is possible!
What do you like least about your job?: The fact that there is not enough time in one day!
Favorite hobby: Hooking up my home with equipment that I install in the field so I can know the in's and out's of the product. This makes work easy for me because I really live with, eat and breath this stuff all day every day.
Last book you read: The Secret Place by Tana French
Who is your hero and why?: My mom has always and will forever be my hero! She taught me how to work hard in life to achieve any goals that I set for my self. She made me who I am today
Favorite consumer tech device: The access point is my most favorite consumer electronic device I have to date. Without it my kids go crazy and don't know what to do with them selves. it helps me keep my sanity at home.
What you’d be doing if you weren’t in tech: Electrical work was what I was originally aiming for and then Lincoln Tech showed me what low voltage was and I ended up loving it hands down. I figure it was the future and would always be in demand.
What’s the biggest problem the industry faces today, and how would you fix it?: What I think is a major problem in this industry is the fact that integrators don't work as closely together as they should. Let's be real not everything is for everyone and sometimes we need help to get thing's done right. A lot of time's I see guys doing crappy work and rigging things for quick or short time solution's instead of reaching out and saying hey I need help with something and I saw that you did this before can you teach us how. Too much pride in this game! We need to help each other out because each one teach one.
What’s your outlook for the CE industry for the next five years?: The fact that every thing is now on the network down to your refrigerator makes me believe that the industry will continue to thrive. Consumers love to be able to pull out there smart device and be able to control. Soon the whole world will know how beautiful the world of integration is because lets be honest who want's 20 different apps to control 20 different things. This is why we need more companies with real passion that install solid systems so that the consumer has a great experience and passes on the info by word of mouth and trust me the industry will get healthier in the next years to come.