A Fresh Perspective for an Industry Veteran

Despite his tenure in our industry (in his words, “Let’s just say I’ve been around a LONG time!”), our latest Learner of the Month knows that continuous learning and staying current with the industry is a must to continue to be successful. 

“Being a ‘veteran’ of the industry, these courses provide me with a fresh, newer perspective, on many of the basics of our industry that our sales staff should be confident and competent with.” 

Congrats to David Torrence, Vice President of Sales at Interior Workplace Solutions, for his commitment to lifelong industry learning! 

When we asked David about his favorite part of the INDEAL U program, here’s what he had to say: 

“Besides Lori McConnell being the best part of INDEAL U, I’m still amazed that I can still learn new tidbits or nuggets that ‘re-stimulate’ my memories of things learned a long time ago from several different manufacturers, particularly from Steelcase’s excellent learning platforms.” 

Thanks for spending time with us, David – we’re honored to be part of your continuous learning journey! 

Now, readers, lets’ get to know more about David: 

Q: What’s your favorite song to listen to when you need a break? 
A: Anything by Steely Dan, Sting, James Taylor, or Jackson Browne… remember I’m an “old” veteran of the industry! 

Q: If you could go back to school to study anything you wanted, what would you pick? 
A: It’s not something else I would’ve studied, rather re-focusing my efforts on what my goal was – architecture 

Q: What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue? 
A:  Photography and travel 

Q: What could you give a presentation on with absolutely no preparation? 
A: Chairs, desks, and files 

Q: If your life was a book, what would its title be? 
The same title as my favorite song, The Pretender, by Jackson Browne… “I’m going to be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender” 

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? 
A: To be humble and yourself, and don’t just accept your shortcomings, but learn from them, change and grow.