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Mobile Electronics Narrows Awards Entries to Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Sales Pros for 2020

Finalists to submit materials for judging to determine final winners

North Andover, Mass., – October 09, 2020 – Mobile Electronics announced the finalists for the 2020 Industry Awards yesterday, live on Zoom and its Facebook page. MEA President, Chris Cook held the Finalists Presentation, in which The Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians and new Top 5 Sales Professionals and other awards were announced. Also noted were the “Top 3” and “Top 5” awards for finalists in the vendor, expeditor, sales rep, rep firm and distributor categories, as well as the top 5 Technicians denoting the finalists for the coveted Trusted Tech award. Each “Top” award recipient will receive a signed wall certificate. 

While the final stage of the Industry Awards will be held in Dallas during KnowledgeFest, Cook noted that the announcement produced its own set of winners.

“It’s important to recognize that making it to the Top 12, Top 5 and Top 3 categories signals a major achievement in this industry,” he explained. “It means that these individuals, stores, brands and companies are part of a unique group that represents the best of our industry. We’re overdue in recognizing the significance of their efforts, and I am proud to create a special event for that purpose. 

Some of the award categories are decided solely on industry votes. For these, the top vote-getter will be announced at KnowledgeFest as the ultimate winner of the category. For the Top 12 retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians and Top 5 Sales Professionals, each recipient will need to submit additional materials for judging to determine the winner in each category. 

The finalists lists can be viewed at meindustryawards.com by clicking on the Winners tab and selecting ‘2020’ winners. To view the 2020 Industry Awards Finalists Presentation, visit the Mobile Electronics magazine page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MobileElectronics. The final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference in Dallas, December 4-6. For more information, visit www.meindustryawards.com.

2020 Industry Award Winners

Top 12 Installers

Marty Adamschek – Andres Electronics – Courtenay, BC
Nick Apicella – Apicella Auto Sound – Stony Point, NY
Dean Beyett – Five Star Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL
Michael Bischoff – Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA
John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Phillip Cantu – Elevated Audio inc – Lakewood, CO
Adam Devine – Devine Concepts – Naples, FL
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – Wilbraham, MA
Justin Kush – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
Dalton Trainer – Car-Tunes, Inc. – Greenville, MS
Matt Vowell – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX

Top 12 Retailers

Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Apicella Auto Sound – Stony Point, NY
Audio Systems – Moreno Valley, CA
Car-Tunes – Greenville, MS
Devine Concepts – Naples, FL
Elevated Audio – Lakewood, CO
iNNovative Concepts – Wilbraham, MA
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX
Nvs Audio – Roselle, NJ
Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA

Top 5 Sales Professionals

Donald Darouse – Elevated Audio – Lakewood, CO
Jason Kranitz – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Las Vegas, NV
Corbin May – Visions Electronics – Grande Prairie, AB
Jim Skaggs – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Ronald Venable – Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA

Top 5 Technicians

Dean Beyett – Five Star Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL
John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Phillip Cantu – Elevated Audio inc – Lakewood, CO
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – Wilbraham, MA
Matt Vowell – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX

Top 3 Expeditors

American Radio
Sound FX
Titan Motoring

Top 3 Distributors

Davis Distribution
DOW Electronics
GoFast Solutions

Top 5 Rep Firms

12 Volt Marketing Group
12 Volt Specialist
Echo Sales
MAG Sales
Marketing Pros

Top 5 Sales Reps

Nalaka Adikari – ORCA
Jon Brothers – Metra
Mike Eckley – AAMP
Jonathan Mercado – GoFast
Mike Rundel – SONY

Top 3 Vendors – Autosound & Processing

AudioControl
JL Audio
Sony

Top 3 Vendors – Accessories & Materials

AAMP Global
Metra Electronics
Mobile Solutions

Top 3 Vendors – Infotainment & Multimedia

Alpine Electronics
Kenwood
Sony

Top 3 Vendors – Security, Safety & Driver Assistance

AAMP Global
Firstech
Voxx Electronics

Top 3 Vendors – Powersports & Marine

JL Audio
Kicker
Rockford Fosgate

Top 50 Installers

Marty Adamschek – Andres Electronics – Courtenay, BC
Dayton Allen – Nova Electronics and Tint – Manassas, VA
Nick Apicella – Apicella Auto Sound – Stony Point, NY
Melinton Benavides – Speed of Sound Technologies – Milford, CT
Dean Beyett – Five Star Car Stereo – Clearwater, FL
Michael Bischoff – Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA
John Brettle – Cartunes of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Alejandro Caballero – Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Phillip Cantu – Elevated Audio inc – Lakewood, CO
Adam Devine – Devine Concepts – Naples, FL
Dave Evans – Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
Nicholas Frazier – iNNovative Concepts – Wilbraham, MA
Joe Giallombardo – Autosonics – Highland Park, IL
Roop Gossal – Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC
Javier Gutierrez – Audio Systems – Moreno Valley, CA
James Halter – Stereo & Video Center – Tyler, TX
Christian Herrera – Nola Sound Solutions – Harahan, LA
Bryce Hinton – HIFI Mobile Audio – Roanoke, TX
Justin Hosek – Hi-Pro Audio – Victoria, TX
Aaron Iwane – Car Toys Denver – Denver, CO
Justin Kush – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Christopher Labonte – Vibe Car Audio – Red Deer, AB
Fernando Lopez – Five Star Car Stereo – clearwater, FL
Callum Martin – AV-DC Pty Ltd – Panorama, Australia, AB
Colin McAndrew – Brian Reimer Audio – Winnipeg, MB
Christopher McNulty – Kingpin Marine & Car Audio – Henderson, NV
Alex Mendez – Showtime Audio – Chicago , IL
Rob Miller – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
Jesse Mitchell – Safe & Sound Car Audio and Security Inc. – Manassas, VA
Junior Ngim – Sound innovations – Union City, CA
Joseph Norton – The Mobile Method – Prairie Grove, AR
Jeremy Owen – Highdown Car Audio & Security Ltd. – Worthing, TX
Ryan Oxenhorn – Ox Audio – Cheltenham, PA
Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
Mario Paredes – M & M PRO-AUDIO – River Grove, IL
Cameron Powell – LIS Audio – Spring Hill, KS
Carlos Ramirez – Nvs Audio – Rodelle, NJ
Jesse Rhodes – Boomers Audio – Tulsa, OK
Joshua Riesland – Hampton Roads Elite – Virginia Beach, VA
Oscar Rodriguez – Oscar’s Audio Designs – Corpus Christi, TX
Heber Ruiz – Car Toys – Denver, CO
CJ Silvey – Foss Audio and Tint – Puyallup, WA
James Smith – Act Audio – Manchester, CT
Jesse Sprister – Drive Customs – San Luis Obispo, CA
Austin Thorne – Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
Dalton Trainer – Car-Tunes, Inc. – Greenville, MS
Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Jason Vanlakerveld – The Studio Automotive Tailoring – Richmond, BC
Matt Vowell – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Joshua White – AutoFX – Tacoma, WA

Top 50 Retailers

806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
ACT Audio – Vernon, CT
Adrenaline Autosound – Clayton, NC
Advance Electronics – Winnipeg, MB
Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA
Apicella Auto Sound – Stony Point, NY
Audio Systems – Moreno Valley, CA
Audio X – Florence, AL
Brian Reimer Audio – Winnipeg, MB
California Audio – West Valley City, UT
Car-Tunes – Greenville, MS
Cartunes Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound & Security – Abbotsford, BC
Clear Vibrations – Quakertown, PA
DES of Wilmington – Wilmington, NC
Devine Concepts – Naples, FL
Elevated Audio – Lakewood, CO
Explicit Customs – Melbourne, FL
First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
Foss Audio & Tint – Tukwila, WA
GNC Customs – Goshen, IN
Gregs Custom Audio & Video – Pikeville, KY
Handcrafted Auto, Marine and Off Road – Chandler, AZ
Hi-Pro Audio – Victoria, TX
Inc Ridez – Surrey, BC
iNNovative Concepts – Wilbraham, MA
JC Audio – Jackson, TN
JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
KarTele Mobile Electronics – Waterbury, CT
Kartunes Auto Stereo and Alarm – Seaside, CA
Lakeside Audio – Conroe, TX
LIS Audio – Sring Hill, KS
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX
Mobileworks Tintworks – Santa Maria, CA
Nvs Audio – Roselle, NJ
Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Sonic Sound – Arlington, VA
Sound FX – Lewes, DE
SoundsGood Auto – Burnaby, BC
Stereo & Video Center – Tyler, TX
The Car Audio Shop – High Ridge, MO
The Studio Automotive Tailoring Ltd. – Richmond, BC
Tier One Motoring – Oaks, PA
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN
Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA
Tri-State Automobile Accessories – Southaven, MS
Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL
Westminster Speed & Sound – Westminster, MD

Top 20 Sales Professionals

Te’Vonn Bailey – Exotic sound & Tint – Salisbury, MA
Brandon Brown – Columbus Car Audio and Accessories – Columbus, OH
Anthony Carranza – Audio Systems – Moreno Valley, CA
Donald Darouse – Elevated Audio – Lakewood, CO
Daniel Holben – ACT Audio – Vernon, CT
Zayd Khan – Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA
Jason Kranitz – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Las Vegas, NV
Joshua Landau – JML Audio of St. Louis – Fenton, MO
Jade Lindow – Anchorage Remote Start and Sound – Anchorage, AK
John Mathews – Columbus Car Audio & Accessories – Reynoldsburg , OH
Corbin May – Visions Electronics – Grande Prairie, AB
Justice McFall – DES of Wilmington, Inc. – Wilmington, NC
Caleb Paulson – Audio Garage – Fargo, ND
Jack Rogers – Mobileworks – Santa Maria, CA
Jim Skaggs – Mobile Toys Inc. – College Station, TX
Justin Smith – Sound FX – Lewes, DE
Parish Tanner – Ocala Car Audio – Ocala, FL
Craig Timmerman – Safe & Sound Mobile Electronics – Chantilly, VA
Bryan Turvaville – 806 Autoworks – Amarillo, TX
Ronald Venable – Traffic Jams Motorsports – Buford, GA

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