KICKER recently recognized its 24 authorized installers, retailers and sales professionals to have earned a place in this year’s “Top 50,” as determined by the Mobile Electronics Association (MEA).
“KICKER is blessed to work alongside an outstanding group of retailers and their workforce,” said Tom Heath, KICKER Vice President of Domestic Sales and Marketing. “It’s a dedicated group that we feel has progressed the KICKER brand beyond our capabilities, and we’re pleased to see they are properly recognized for their efforts.”
According to the MEA, the announcement comes after industry nominees submitted videos describing their business or professions. Judges appointed by the association reviewed the videos and selected the winners, comprising the “Top 50 Installers,” “Top 50 Retailers,” and “Top 20 Sales Professionals.” The complete list of winners is posted at the official Industry Awards website.
Winners at this stage also qualify as semifinalists for the top honors of Retailer-of-the-Year, Installer-of-the-Year and Sales Pro-of-the-Year. Top 50 Installers award recipients can also opt to run for 2020 Trusted Tech, an award given to professional installers who excel more from an electronics standpoint than a design standpoint.
The next phase of the competition features voting by industry professionals and consumers to narrow the semifinalists list down to finalists. These categories are joined by other categories of which industry professionals vote to select top suppliers, reps and rep firms, distributors and expeditors, as well as retail locations that excel in specific business practices. Voting began Aug. 27 and will run for three weeks.
Top 50 KICKER Retailers:
California Audio – West Valley City, UT
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX
Stereo & Video Center – Tyler, TX
Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Sonic Sound – Arlington, VA
Car-Tunes – Greenville, MS
DES of Wilmington – Wilmington, NC
Greg’s Custom Audio & Video – Pikeville, KY
Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Tunes-N-Tint – Lakeland, FL