MEA Industry Award Winners Announced

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Installer of the Year, MEA Magazine

The Mobile Electronics Association presented its annual industry awards in Las Vegas Sunday evening at KnowledgeFest to a full house of industry members and participants.

The coveted Installer of the Year award went to Phil Cantu of Mobile Toys, Inc, TX (pictured above).  Retailers of the Year were Columbus Car Audio, OH for a multi-store chain and Titan Motoring, TN  for a single store.

Retailer of the Year 2024 Multi-Store Columbus Car Audio
Retailer of the Year 2024 multi-store– Columbus Car Audio

 

Retailer of the Year 2024 Single Store--Titan Motoring
Retailer of the Year 2024 single store–Titan Motoring

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Todd Ramsey’s wife, Judy, in his honor. Several industry leaders spoke on his behalf, but we note, in particular, the words of Ramsey’s friend Kris Bulla of Sony, who said everyone in the room was impacted by Ramsey whether through a manual he wrote or “the Ramsey Experience,” (a party he regularly hosted for dealers at KnowledgeFest) or his tireless hours helping others.   “To honor Todd, I present a challenge. Make a positive impact on someone around you. Pick people up who need encouragement. Help people succeed who want to  get to the next level or help someone who needs it. I challenge everyone in this room to do that.”

12 Volt Industry Awards
Honoring Todd Ramsey were Bryan Schmitt (Mobile Solutions and MasterTech Expo, at podium). L to R, Chris Cook (Emcee, MEA), Kris Bulla (Sony), Judy Ramsey, and Derek Pace (Certified Sounds, HI).

Here are the MEA award winners for 2024:

Expediter of the Year—Titan Motoring

Rookie of the Year—Cameron King, Titan Motoring  (He noted he was a barista 3 years ago!)

Trusted Tech award—Nicholas Frazier, iNNovative Concepts

Sales Pro of the Year—Yamil Wildy, Traffic Jams Motorsports

Retailer of the Year—multi-store—Columbus Car Audio,

Retailer of the Year—single store—Titan Motoring

Installer of the Year—Phil Cantu, Mobile Toys Inc

Support Tech of the Year –Josh Bowen, JVCKENWOOD

Lifetime Achievement Award—Todd Ramsey

Distributor of the Year– GoFast Solutions

Rep Firm of the Year–  Team Progressive

Sales Rep of the Year– Lord Phil Cartier, 12Volt Specialist

Top Vendor of Year–  JVCKENWOOD

Autosound & Processing Vendor of the Year –JL Audio

Accessories & Materials Vendor of the Year –Metra Electronics

Infotainment & Multimedia Vendor of the Year—Sony

Security, Safety & Driver Assistance Vendor of the Year—Firstech

Marine Audio Vendor of the Year—JL Audio

Powersports & Motorcycle Vendor of the Year—HKI for Soundigital

OEM Integration Vendor of the Year—ADS iDatalink Maestro

Lighting Vendor of the Year—Lucas Lighting

Additional retail awards included:

Most Improved Store–Sudbury Car Audio, Canada

Best Online Presence—Freeman’s Car Stereo

Best Customer Retention—Columbus Car Audio & Accessories

Best Customer Experience—Titan Motoring

Best Store Culture—Freeman’s Car Stereo

Customer Choice Awards:

Installer Award– Conrad Leduc, Sudbury Car Audio

Sales Award– Jeremy Taco Patterson

Retailer Award—Volunteer Audio

 

May we add our congratulations to all the winners as well as the runners up and all participants. And thank you to the MEA.

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  1. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who invested the time to participate!

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