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Award recipients from the U.S. and Canada move on to compete for finalists positions

LONG BEACH, CALIF. โ€“ June 19, 2018 โ€“ Mobile Electronics magazine today announced the Top 50 Retailers and the Top 50 Installers, as well as the new list of Top 20 Sales Professionals. The Top 50 awards and the new Top 20 award are the first component of the magazineโ€™s annual Industry Awards competition. Recipients of this award have the honor of being considered the premier mobile electronics retail outlets, installation technicians and sales experts in the U.S. and Canada, according to the magazine.

โ€œThis was a tough, exciting competition,โ€ said Solomon Daniels, editor-in chief of Mobile Electronics and awards administrator. โ€œUnfortunately, we had to narrow 85 installer nominees to 50, and it was a grueling task. That said, most of the nomination videos were high-quality efforts, reminiscent of the work that our industry specialists put into their stores and customersโ€™ vehicles every day. Even more exciting is the first iteration of the Top 20 Sales Professionals, recognizing individuals who work just as hard at perfecting their craft as technicians and fabricators do.  Iโ€™m very proud to announce these awards and present certificates to the winners.โ€

The nomination videos were judged by Daniels as well as guest judge Eric Carter, a former retailer and Industry Awards recipient.

In addition to these awards, winners are eligible to compete for the next phase of the Industry Awards, which through industry voting narrows the list to 12 retail and installation finalists, and five sales finalists. The โ€œTop 12โ€ณ and โ€œTop 5โ€ would then submit judging materials to be considered for Retailer of the Year, Sales Professional of the Year and Installer of the Year. These final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference in Dallas, August 17-19. For more information, visit www.meindustryawards.com.

2018 Top 50 Installers

Nicholas Apicella โ€“ Apicella Auto Sound โ€“ Stony Point, NY
Tim Baillie โ€“ Trick Factory Customs โ€“ Coquitlam, BC
Pierce Barrett โ€“ Soundscape Car Audio โ€“ Carrollton, TX
Melinton Benavides โ€“ Speed of Sound Technologies โ€“ Milford, CT
Charles Brazil โ€“ First Coast Auto Creations โ€“ Jacksonville, FL
TJ Carlson โ€“ Musicar Northwest โ€“ Portland, OR
Dan Castro โ€“ The Car Audio Shop โ€“ High Ridge, MO
David Cruz โ€“ Avant-Garde Design โ€“ Palm City, FL
B.J. Curcio โ€“ Broken Silence Custom Car Audio โ€“ Stamford, CT
Ata Ehdaivand โ€“ Absolute Electronix โ€“ Rockville, MD
Dave Evans โ€“ Adrenaline Autosound โ€“ Clayton, NC
Andrew Evens โ€“ Industry Auto Designs โ€“ Las Vegas, NV
Wayne Fabian โ€“ Crown Performance โ€“ Winnipeg, MB
Nicholas Frazier โ€“ Innovative Concepts โ€“ West Springfield, MA
Aaron Garcia โ€“ Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security โ€“ Anchorage, AK
Jeremy Garrett โ€“ NWA Custom Audio โ€“ Bentonville, AR
Bobby Gately โ€“ Gately Audio โ€“ Sacramento, CA
Roop Gossal โ€“ Inc Ridez โ€“ Surrey, BC
James Halter โ€“ Stereo and Video Center โ€“ Tyler, TX
Ron Hoser โ€“ Tier One Mototring โ€“ Oaks, PA
Bryon Jankow โ€“ Seismic Autosound โ€“ Concord, CA
Christopher Labonte โ€“ Brian Reimer Audio โ€“ Winnipeg, MB
Brent Leavitt โ€“ Low Notes Garage โ€“ Boise, ID
Adam Lewis โ€“ Sound FX โ€“ Seaford, DE
Erick Markland โ€“ Markland Designs of Atlanta โ€“ Lithonia, GA
Christopher McNulty โ€“ Driven Mobile Electronics โ€“ Chantilly, VA
Rob Miller โ€“ JML Audio of St. Louis โ€“ Fenton, MO
Jeremiah Mojica โ€“ GNC Customs โ€“ Goshen, IN
Bryan Moon โ€“ Audioefx โ€“ Lubbock, TX
Shaughnessy Murley โ€“ Visions Electronics โ€“ Red Deer, AB
Tyler Neault โ€“ Certified Auto Sound โ€“ Maple Ridge, BC
Chase Norman โ€“ Tint World Orlando โ€“ Longwood, FL
Jaime Palafox โ€“ Agoura Autosounds โ€“ Agoura Hills, CA
Adam Perkins โ€“ Sound Wave Customs โ€“ Virginia Beach, VA
David Phillips โ€“ The Sound Shop โ€“ Indian Trail, NC
Cameron Powell โ€“ LIS Audio โ€“ Spring Hill, KS
Jonathan Ram โ€“ Paradyme Sound & Vision โ€“ Sacramento, CA
Carlos Ramirez โ€“ NVS Audio โ€“ Roselle, NJ
Daryl Reetz โ€“ Lakes Audio โ€“ Baxter, MN
Oscar Rodriguez โ€“ Oscarโ€™s Audio Designs โ€“ Corpus Christi, TX
Jeovani Rojas โ€“ Showtime Audio โ€“ Chicago, IL
Aaron Schildknecht โ€“ Solar Pro Tint n Tunes โ€“ Warrensburg, MO
John Schumacher โ€“ Audio Solutions StL โ€“ St. Louis, MO
Steve Sheppe โ€“ SoundsGood Auto โ€“ Coquitlam, BC
C.J Silvey โ€“ Foss Audio and Tint โ€“ Puyallup, WA
Matthew Thomas โ€“ Mobile Toys Inc. โ€“ College Station, TX
Austin Thorne โ€“ Tunes-N-Tint โ€“ Lakeland, FL
Bryan Turvaville โ€“ 806 Autoworks โ€“ Amarillo, TX
Jason Vanlakerveld โ€“ BPG Autosound & Security โ€“ Richmond, BC
Sage Weir โ€“ Sounds Good Stereo โ€“ West Park, FL

2018 Top 50 Retailers

Absolute Electronix โ€“ Rockville, MD
ACT Audio โ€“ Vernon, CT
Adrenaline Autosound โ€“ Clayton, NC
Al & Edโ€™s Autosound โ€“ Los Angeles, CA
Audio Solutions StL โ€“ St. Louis, MO
Audio Works โ€“ Newark, DE
Audio X inc โ€“ Florence, AL
Autosound Lab โ€“ Fresno, CA
Cartunes Inc. โ€“ Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound โ€“ Maple Ridge, BC
DC Car Audio โ€“ Sarnia, ON
DES of Wilmington โ€“ Wilmington, NC
Distinctive Car Toyz โ€“ Pleasantville, NJ
Distinctive Ride โ€“ Wasilla, AK
Driven Mobile Electronics โ€“ Chantilly, VA
Elevated Audio โ€“ Denver, CO
Explicit Customs โ€“ Melbourne, FL
Extreme Car Audio โ€“ Marrero, LA
First Coast Auto Creations โ€“ Jacksonville, FL
Foss Audio & Tint โ€“ Tukwila, WA
GNC Customs โ€“ Goshen, IN
Gregโ€™s Custom Audio, Video & Car Stereo โ€“ Pikeville, KY
Industry Auto Designs โ€“ Las Vegas, NV
JC Audio โ€“ Jackson, MS
JML Audio of St. Louis โ€“ Fenton, MO
Kartunes Auto Stereo and Alarm โ€“ Seaside, CA
Lakes Audio โ€“ Baxter, MN
Lakeside Audio โ€“ Conroe, TX
LIS Audio โ€“ Spring Hill, KS
Lynx Customs โ€“ Centennial, CO
Mobile Edge โ€“ Lehighton, PA
Mobile Toys โ€“ College Station, TX
Mobileworks Tintworks โ€“ Santa Maria, CA
NVS Audio โ€“ Roselle, NJ
NXS Automotive โ€“ Bossier City, LA
Ocala Car Audio โ€“ Ocala, FL
Prestige Car Audio & Marine โ€“ Metairie, LA
Showtime Audio โ€“ Chicago, IL
Solar Pro Tint n Tunes โ€“ Warrensburg, MO
Sonics Sound โ€“ Arlington, VA
Sound Connection Inc โ€“ Waite Park, MN
Sound FX โ€“ Lewes, DE
Sound Wave Customs โ€“ Virginia Beach, VA
Sounds Good Stereo โ€“ West Park, FL
SoundsGood Auto โ€“ Coquitlam, BC
Speed of Sound Technologies โ€“ Milford, CT
Stereo and Video Center โ€“ Tyler, TX
The Car Audio Shop โ€“ High Ridge, MO
The Only Stereo Warehouse โ€“ Kamloops, BC
The Sound Shop โ€“ Indian Trail, NC
Tier One Motoring โ€“ Oaks, PA
Titan Motoring โ€“ Nashville, TN
Trick Factory Customs โ€“ Coquitlam, BC
Tunes-N-Tint โ€“ Lakeland, FL
Unique Audio โ€“ Lorton, VA
Westminster Speed & Sound โ€“ Westminster, MD

2018 Top 20 Sales Professionals

Jayson Cook โ€“ Columbus Car Audio & Accessories โ€“ Columbus, OH
Tommy Craig โ€“ Elevated Audio โ€“ Lakewood, CO
Devin Daniels โ€“ Certified Autosound & Security โ€“ Chilliwack, BC
Sean Davis โ€“ Tip Top Customs โ€“ morris, IL
Mathew Ell โ€“ Stereo King โ€“ Canby, OR
Seann Ernest โ€“ Certified Autosound & Security โ€“ Chilliwack, BC
Shawn Hawley โ€“ Certified Autosound & Security โ€“ Abbotsford, BC
Robert Kowatch โ€“ Perfectionist Auto Sound โ€“ Anchorage, AK
Jason Kranitz โ€“ Kingpin Car & Marine Audio โ€“ Wilsonville, OR
Joshua Landau โ€“ JML Audio of St. Louis โ€“ Fenton, MO
Brian Layton โ€“ Sound FX โ€“ Lewes, DE
Pablo Manrique โ€“ AM Distributors โ€“ Blue Island, IL
Corbin May โ€“ Visions Electronics โ€“ Grande Prairie, AB
Nick Pocklington โ€“ Certified Autosound & Security โ€“ Abbotsford, BC
Ruben Rivera-Arauz โ€“ SoundsGood Auto โ€“ Burnaby, BC
Cody Roehl โ€“ Lakes Audio โ€“ Baxter, MN
Chris Rossi โ€“ Tunes-N-Tint โ€“ Lakeland, FL
Amari Schwartz โ€“ Perfectionist Auto Sound โ€“ Anchorage, AK
Parish Tanner โ€“ Ocala Car Audio โ€“ Ocala, FL
Justin Wingfield โ€“ SoundsGood Auto โ€“ Coquitlam, BC

Mobile Electronics strives to grow the mobile electronics industry by supporting its retailers, salespeople, technicians and manufacturers with integrated services built around the groupโ€™s 1100-plus member industry association, the Mobile Electronicsยฎ Association, its Mobile Electronicsยฎ magazine, KnowledgeFestยฎ tradeshows, Partnership Program, point-of-sale system and data products. Through these offerings, Mobile Electronics delivers education, networking avenues, business and marketing resources, and promotes partnership between retailers and manufacturers to increase sales and profits. For more information, contact Mobile Electronics at 85 Flagship Dr., Suite F, North Andover, MA 01845, telephone: 800-949-6372, or visit mobile-electronics.com.

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