Stinger’s Gary Bell Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Master Tech Expo

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Gary Bell MasterTech award

Press Release (UNEDITED): CLEARWATER, FL – Stinger, a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle aftermarket solutions, is proud to announce that Gary Bell, its Director of Audio, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent MasterTech Expo. This accolade recognizes Gary Bell’s unparalleled dedication to mentoring the next wave of talent in car audio installation and fabrication, underscoring Stinger’s commitment to building excellence and leadership in the industry.

The MasterTech Expo is known for its training in all facets of car audio technical work, including sales, business classes, and automotive upholstery. Gary Bell has worked with MasterTech Expo from its inception three years ago and has over three decades of experience in the sector. Gary has been instrumental in shaping the careers of countless installers and fabricators, guiding them towards achieving their full potential.

Bryan Schmitt, Owner of Mobile Solutions and operator of MasterTech Expo, expressed his admiration, stating, “The Lifetime Achievement Award could not have gone to a more deserving individual than Gary. His career-long commitment to mentorship and his contributions to the betterment of the industry exemplify the qualities that this award celebrates. We are proud to honor him with this distinction.”

The award, decided by a diverse panel of past attendees, industry manufacturers, representatives, and key MasterTech Expo staff, reflects the industry’s recognition of Gary’s impact and contributions.

Upon receiving the award, Gary Bell remarked, “It is an honor to receive this award. I have been fortunate to work alongside and learn from the pioneers and masters of our industry. The best way to honor those who invested their time and knowledge transfer was to pay it forward to as many people as I could. I would like to express my gratitude to Bryan for developing the platform that has contributed to shaping countless careers.” reflecting on his journey and the significance of this recognition.

This award celebrates Gary Bell’s individual achievements but also reinforces Stinger’s dedication to fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. As the company continues to influence the vehicle aftermarket solutions landscape, this award serves as a testament to the talent and hard work that drive the industry forward.

About Stinger:

For over 34 years Stinger has advanced automotive aftermarket technology. The company’s R&D capabilities have positioned Stinger as the market leader in highly engineered integration solutions, which enable aftermarket audio, safety, and infotainment products to work seamlessly with factory systems. Stinger is known for its PAC, AudioControl, Stinger Commercial, EchoMaster, and Connects2 brands. Stinger’s focus on customer satisfaction from design to fulfillment has made it a trusted supplier globally. For more information, please visit

About MasterTech Expo

MasterTech Expo is an event where aftermarket automotive electrical, upholstery, fabrication, design and automation professionals come together to learn, collaborate and define the next generation of vehicle interior customization in a process-driven atmosphere.

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  1. Gary is an asset to all of us in the 12v Community! This is well deserved recognition!

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