Dealerscope 2019 40 Under 40: Melissa Magner, Hudson Group, A Dufry Company
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Name: Melissa Magner
Job Title: Sr. Buyer, Electronics
Years in the Industry: 7
Major Accomplishments that you’re proud of: I have helped elevate the electronics category at Hudson to where it is today. With the help from my team, we have been able to increase our electronics offerings year over year making brands that consumers want conveniently available during their travels. This most recent year we have introduced household brands that we are extremely proud of, Bose and Apple.
What do you like best about your job?: Building long-term relationships with the people in our industry and working with my team to solve the challenges of the day, as no day is ever the same.
What do you like least about your job?: Having to turn brands down.
Favorite hobby: Cooking
Last book you read: Ask Again, Yes
Who is your hero and why?: My parents. They gave me all of the guidance and support to guide me through life and instilled a work ethic that has gotten me to where I am today.
Favorite consumer tech device: Google Home, it's like having a personal assistant.
What you’d be doing if you weren’t in tech: Helping my brother expand his food truck business, Bowl Boyz.
What’s your outlook for the CE industry for the next five years?: This industry has been thriving for years and many products and technologies have become part of our everyday life. Throughout the years, products have evolved becoming more innovative, smarter, and reliable. Look at how the smartphone has evolved over the years; no one leaves home without it! I cannot wait to see what is in store for the next few years, as everyone always wants the latest and greatest.