The 2015 Retailer of the Year award from Mobile Electronics magazine was awarded Monday night to Perfectionist Autosound, AK for a single store and to Stereo King, OR for a chain store.
The Installer of the Year Award went to JT Torres of Al & Ed’s Autosound, CA and a new Career Achievement Award, given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the car audio industry, went to David “Fishman” Rivera, who earned his nickname by putting fish tanks in cars.
The Vendor of the Year award went to Orca Design & Manufacturing which markets brands including Focal, Mosconi and Illusion.
The awards, presented at KnowledgeFest in Dallas included the following:
Top Vendor–Orca Design & Mfg.
Top Vendor Accessories–Metra Electronics
Top Vendor Connectivity–AAMP of America
Top Vendor Vehicle Safety–Firstech
Vendor of the Year– Orca Design & Mfg.
Expeditor of the Year–American Radio, GA/FL
Distributor of the Year–Dow Electronics, FL
Rep Firm of the Year–Marketing Pros, Inc., TX
Sales Rep of the Year–Andy Atkins, Metra Electronics
Rookie of the Year–Tyler Clemence, Visions Electronics, Canada
Career Achievement Award– David “Fishman” Rivera
Most Improved Store or Chain—-Auto Trim Design, TX
Best Online Presence–Cartronix, IN
Best Customer Retention Program–Handcrafted Car Audio, AZ
Best Customer Experience–Tunes-N-Tint, FL
Retailer of the Year Single Store–Perfectionist Autosound, AK
Retailer of the Year Runner Single Store Runner Up–Musicar NW, OR
Retailer of the Year Chain Store–Stereo King, OR
Retailer of the Year Chain Store Runner Up–Tint World, FL
Trusted Tech Award–Bryan Piper, Bay Area Audio Visions
Installer of the Year Award–Juan (JT) Torres, Al & Ed’s Autosound, CA
Installer of the Year Runner Up– Matt Schaeffer, Safe & Sound, VA
Awards were presented by Chris Cook, Group President of the Mobile Electronics group and Solomon Daniels, Editor-in-Chief of Mobile Electronics magazine.
Top Photo: John Schwartz of Perfectionist Autosound, AK accepts the Retailer of the Year Award for a single store.