Angel Distributing Hosted The Annual ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’ on February 8th & 9th

BIRMINGHAM, AL (02.11.2020) – The 2020 Angel Distributing ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’ was a strong event. The Saturday evening activities and Sunday show both took place at the Angel Distributing facility in Birmingham, AL. The Saturday Meet & Greet-that included food, beverages and networking with vendors and fellow dealers was from 6 PM until 9 PM. Tubs of wings, trays of veggies and fruit plus beverages were enjoyed. The Sunday show, with over 2 dozen top 12volt brands exhibiting and 6 vendor training sessions, was from 9 AM – 4 PM. A 10 x 20 tent featured closeout specials.

Stan Smith, Railroad Bazaar (L), received a Dealer of the Year Ward and is pictured with Angel’s Vince Brown.

Charlie Angel stated “This is a wonderful time of the year as we welcome our friends and customers to our annual ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’. We moved the show to earlier February dates this year so as not to interfere with dealer’s busy tax season. The move to the earlier date, and having everything at our warehouse, worked out very well.”

Chad Seekers, Angel GM, spearheaded show activities. “We had 122 dealers represented at the show this year. Dealers from Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, North and South Carolina and across Alabama attended. This year we added vendors Nakamichi, Phoenix Gold and TRIMAX trailer locks plus RuffTuff seat covers. Those new brands showed their products with Nakamichi and TRIMAX grabbing a lot of attention. In addition the 6 vendor training sessions on the schedule brought dealers up to speed on the latest from JVC, PowerBass, Euphoria, WeatherTech, Metra and Phoenix Gold on Sunday. Michael Davis did a great job highlighting everything in the WeatherTech line.”

Phil Bruner (R), Phil’s Tint and Alarm, is pictured with his Angel Distributing Dealer of the Year Award with Angel’s Charlie Angel. This year there were 2 Dealer of the Year Awards.

A special announcement was made during the show that in the near future dealers will be able to place orders online via the Angel Distributing website.

Brands in the house included Metra’s Brands, PowerBass, JVC, Kicker, Euphoria, Q-Power, Nakamichi, Race Sport Lighting, LinksWell, Rostra, WeatherTech, Design Engineering, SolarGard, Renegade Audio, AAMP, Phoenix Gold, Accele, Polk Audio, Wet Sounds, TRIMAX and RuffTuff.

Jeff Falk, PowerBass National Sales Manager, stated “The Angel was a great show to kick off the season. Dealers were excited about all the new OE products that PowerBass has for 2010.”

Robin McNeal, Nakamichi National Sales Manager offered “It was super to near Angel Distributing had a very good show with the Nakamichi line. We have an exciting line and think dealers will see the value and add Nakamichi to their store’s mix.”

Metra Electronics received the Angel Distributing Manufacturer of the Year Award. Metra’s Paul Von Feldt and Dallas Lovelace pictured with Angel GM Chad Seekers (L to R).

Neil Ottavi, TRIMAX, offered “Angel brought in our line of trailer locks and hitches which can offer dealers a new business opportunity for their customers. Dealers in our booth definitely saw the possibilities.”

During the show on Sunday Angel Distributing presented awards for Dealer of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year and Rep Firm of the Year. Two Angel Distributing Dealers received Dealer of the Year. Phil’s Tint and Alarm, with Phil Bruner accepting, along with Railroad Bazaar and Stan Smith received customized Angel thermal tumbler awards. The Manufacturer of the Year Award went to Metra with Paul Von Feldt and Dallas Lovelace accepting the custom Angel thermal tumbler. Manufacturer Rep Firm of the Year was bestowed on Tech Marketing with Richie Holtzman accepting the Angel thermal tumbler.

Richie Holtzman (R) holds the Angel Distributing Rep Firm of the Year Award. Holtzman is the Principal of Tech Marketing and is pictured with Angel GM Chad Seekers.

“The closeout area last year was strong and this year it was even stronger with the 10×20 tent. Should have been a 10×30 tent. Dealers brought their vans and pickups and loaded up. We worked very hard to make the trip to our show great for our customers. The World of Wheels was in Birmingham the weekend of our show and several dealers went there Saturday before coming to our show” Seekers added.

Angel concluded “Our manufacturers worked with us to give our dealers the best discounts of the year. Also, with the Saturday night activities at our warehouse many dealers got one-on-one time with reps and factories and placed their orders. That helped make sure everyone was taken care of in a timely fashion. We thank all for coming to our ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’ 2020 and look forward to a great year.”

Angel Distributing has been hosting a yearly ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’ for over 2 decades. A big 12volt News Hat’s Off to the entire Angel Distributing Team that worked long hours and into the nights to deliver a terrific ‘Dealer Appreciation Show’ for their dealers.

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