Dealerscope 2019 40 Under 40: Michael Buckner, Audio Intersection
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Name: Michael Buckner
Job Title: Managing Partner Audio Intersection/Bravas Marketing Director
Company: Audio Intersection
Years in the Industry: 23
Major Accomplishments that you’re proud of: Reaching $3M in sales. Having a happy culture. Maintaining Work/Life Balance.
What do you like best about your job?: That my coworkers are also my friends.
What do you like least about your job?: Difficult conversations
Favorite hobby: Mountain Biking
Last book you read: Dead for 34 Minutes
Who is your hero and why?: Gonna cheat and give two. Elon Musk and the Dalai Lama. EM because he has succeeded in pushing his abilities to the max, and he never compromises. DL because he has inner peace and helps others achieve the same.
Favorite consumer tech device: A Tesla Model X
What you’d be doing if you weren’t in tech: Mountain Biking
What’s the biggest problem the industry faces today, and how would you fix it?: Reliability of custom in-home electronics is only 95 percent at best, while cars, medical equipment, and other electronics are 99 percent. This hurts our perception as integrators and why clients should want an intelligent home.
What’s your outlook for the CE industry for the next five years?: I believe that it will only get better as people's dependence on invisible technology grows.