High Quality Auto Sound Wins KICKER Prize on The Spin-To-Win 180

SHREVEPORT LA (05.28.22)  WTF…Win This Friday. High Quality Auto Sound won a KICKER prize on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel 180 on Friday morning, May 27th. 

The 12volt Spin-to-Win Wheel was created to bring an element of fun to the 12volt industry. The weekly 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel is now spinning in Year 4.

The 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel rolled for 180th time on Friday morning May 27th. The Wheel landed on the KICKER space and the High Quality Auto Sound slip was drawn from the jar. An Instagram post of the winning slip was posted. A video of the wheel spin was also posted.

We reached out to High Quality Auto Sound in Lawrence MA, leaving a voice mail on their phone system. We also sent a message on Instagram to let them know a Kicker prize will be heading their way.

Spinning out a winner each Friday, a lucky 12volt retailer can win a cool prize and top brands receive visibility across the marketplace.

12volt brands with a space on the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel include Kicker, NavAtlas, SiriusXM, AIS, PowerBass, CRUX, DS18, SoundStream, JBL, Kenwood, Power Acoustik, JVC and USASpec. 12volt News $100. cash awards have spaces on the 12volt Spin-To-Wheel for a winning 12volt retailer.

Past winners of the 12volt Spin-To-Win include…Stereo & Video Center-Tyler TX, The Outlaw Garage-Franklin TN, Exotic Sounds-West Palm Beach FL, Endless Possibilities-Aurora IL., Go Auto Sound in Union City NJ, Al&Ed’s South Bay CA, No Limitz Car Audio in Upland CA, Neil’s Specialty-Eureka CA, Sturgess Customs-Lexington SC, Audio By Art-San Antonio TX, SMS Car Audio in Marreo LA and Sweet Wheelz in Mississauga Ontario Canada, Cartronics in Biscayne FL, The CarAudio Shop in St Louis MO, Exotic Sounds in West Palm Beach FL, High North Customs in Grand Prairie Alberta Canada and AMS Audio in Bakersfield CA, Team QRT in Abbeyville LA and California Sound in Fontana CA and Jackie Cooper Electronics, Oklahoma City OK, MARS Audio-Orlando FL, All American Audio in Nutley NJ, Proline Car Stereo in Brooklyn NY, Custom Shop Miami, Tunes and Tint in Lakeland FL, Mobile Concepts Inc in Mokena IL, Seismic Auto Sound in Concord CA, Brooklyn Car Audio in Brooklyn NY, Audio Solutions in Florence MS, Enhanced Customs in Largo FL, Rayco Auto Clinic, Audio Design in San Jose CA, Go Bass Mode in Florida, Avenue Sound in Freeport NY, Audio Plus in Riverview FL, Stereo Zone in Whittier CA, In-Phase Car Audio in Omaha NE, AutoLife Group, N&H Electronics, SK Customs, Land & Sea, The Audio One, NC Custom Shop,Tint World Orlando, Ricky Smith’s Audio, VIP Custom Woks, Mobile Audio Concepts, Audio Lad, Sound Sensations, Dave’s Stereo, Stereo Design, Badlands Customs, Custom Audio-Erie PA, Voltz Autosports-Bridgeport CT, Infinity Sound and Security-Kissimmee, Autosport Plus-Canton OH, Stereo City Pros in Carmichael CA, Devine Concepts in Naples FL, The Sound Shop in Indian Trail NC, Extreme Performance Audio in Fresno CA, Audio Depot in Arlington TX, Audio Security in Houston TX, Earmark Car Audio and Marine in Lewisville TX, Audio Jam in Bear DE, Stereo City Ontario, Ontario CA, Audio By Art, San Antonio TX, Code Zero Customs in Tulsa OK, Ken’s Car Tunes in Mobile AL, Soundz Plus in Naperville IL, Markland Designs in Lithonia GA, Electronics Plus in Salinas CA, Xtreme Autosports in Santa Clarita CA, Superior Audio Sounds in San Angelo TX, Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Texas Dreamz Customs in Spring TX, Wired Electronics in Linden NJ and Intense Car Audio in OKC, OK, Underground Auto in Sarasota FL, Car Toys Tulsa in Tulsa OK,  Real Audio in Erie PA, Go Autosound in Union NJ, DFM Stereo in Ukiah CA, Impact Tint and Audio in Tyler TX, Mobile Sound Systems in Arlington TX, Redline Audio and Performance In Spindale NC, Car Audio Land in San Diego CA, Audio X Custom Car Audio in Florence AL, River Oaks Car Stereo in Houston TX, American Radio Orlando in Sanford FL, Illustrious Customs in Woodbridge VA, Remote Start Pros in Lawrence MA, HiPro Audio in Victoria TX, AudioPlanetNY in Huntington Station NY, Endless Possibilities in Aurora IL, Audio Finesse in Santa Monica, Drive Customs in San Luis Obispo CA, Custom Works, Noblesville IN, AtoZ Detail in West Haven CT, Cars 843 in Charleston SC, CarTunes Atlanta in Atlanta GA, Mobile Concepts in Garwood NJ, Duke’s Car Stereo in Flint MI, Infinity Auto Sound, King Car Audio in Norwalk CT, PopTronics in Baltimore MD, Sanford Sound in Sanford ME,  Angelvip2474 in Draper UT, Dynamic Car Audio in Baltimore MD, Hi-Pro Audio in Victoria TX, Car Stereo Max in Houston, Pro Audio Center in Richland MS, Rhodes Off-Roads in Farmington MO, Model Electronics in Ramsey NJ, Class A Sounds in Athens OH. Just Audio Video in North Providence RI, CT_Custom in Philadelphia, Audio Solutions in Florence MS and The Audio Shop RC in Rapid City SD, DG Motorsportz in High Point NC, ST Mobile in Texarkana TX, AR Custom OC in Orange CA, Temecula Mobile Sound in Temecula CA,  Unique Auto Sound in Lindenhurst NY, D’s Garage in Corona CA and DS2 Mobile Solutionz in Tomball TX, C G Car Audio in Kissimmee FL, California Audio in West Valley City UT and The Action Audio Store in Wethersfield CT, Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, Electronics Depot Car Audio in Altamonte Springs FL. Car Audio Garage in Pearland TX, Pinnacle Autosound in Lake City FL, J H Audio in Bowling Green VA, The Car Audio Shop StL in High Ridge MO, Anthonys Car Stereo in North Highlands CA, Flynn Audio in Middleton WI, Living Loud Car Audio in Pelham AL, Trail Star Audio in Minnesota, On The Spot Audio in Pennsauken NJ, Animated Car Audio in Essex MD, West Coast Car Audio in Citrus Heights CA, Modified Auto Sound in East Alton IL, Star Car Audio in Hermiston OR, VapeNAudio in Clovis CA, SoundWorks in Millersville MD Eclipse Car Audio in Vancouver WA, J A Custom Audio in Houston TX Jose Electronics in North Hills CA,  Sound Proof Car Stereo in Douglasville GA, Auto Additions in Springfield IL, Elite Car Audio in Hollywood CA, Masters Car Stereo in Greenville SC, Audio Plus in Eden NC, Seismic AutoSound in Novato CA, Car Audio Addicts in Pittsburgh PA and AudioKing Tinting in Yakima WA, Arias Tint and Alarms in Duncanville TX, Odeh Car Audio in Gadsden AL, 12volt Specialist in Newark DE, Cutting Edge Audio in San Diego CA, Southern Auto Fab in Lafayette LA, California Sound in Fontana CA, Big Boyz Toyz in Florence SC, 740 Audio in Athens OH and 12volt Outfitters in Hollywood FL.. Congratulations to all.

WTF… Where’s the Fun. On the next spin of the 12volt Spin-To-Win Wheel… on Friday, June 3rd.

Modern Fab In-House Training Blended Upholstery and Technology with Mobile Solutions

TEMPE, AZ (05.27.22) – Mobile Solutions’ latest MasterTech training workshop series called Modern Fab took place on May 19-22, 2022 at the company’s Tempe, Arizona headquarters. The sold out workshop was chock full of all new content with a hyper-focused blending of upholstery and stitching techniques, technology using automation like CNCs and Laser machines, as well as specialty electronics and coding integration for lighting and control systems. “Without a doubt this was one of our most technology-driven classes to date and we could not be happier with the outcome. We’ve definitely broken into new territory with this workshop” said Mobile Solutions Founder and CEO, Bryan Schmitt.

Bryan Schmitt (C) kneels with instructors plus industry members who attended the Modern Fab In-House 4-Day event that took place at the Mobile Solutions HQ in Tempe, AZ.

Led by Schmitt and guest presenters Rommel Medina and Tony Estrada with additional class time help from Mal Maher of NC Carpet, Wesley Cato and Doug Dobson, the attendees got four incredible days of in-depth skills training around interior fabrication and finishes with the added benefit of the design elements of CAD/CAM software and even programming custom code for LED lighting on Arduino-based control circuits.

The Modern Fab workshop’s training topics included:

Designing interior panels and trim elements with the sewing machine processes

  • Working from an initial design sketch or rendering
  • Upholstery materials of choice – for hard and soft panel finishes
  • Patterning and stitching different seams
  • The use of stitching details to add accents to a build

Fabricating and implementing other unique trim and interior elements

  • Safety-focused 3D router techniques for incredible dimension with extreme efficiency
  • Accent lighting and layering for maximum visual impact
  • Secret tricks for unique trim inserts using aluminum and plastic elements
  • Comprehensive Arduino code programing for assignable LEDs

Interior panel and trim finishing techniques

  • Surface texturing four different ways with paint
  • Pressed metal grilles/inserts
  • Shadow trim, paint tricks such as marbling, faux wood grain, etc.
  • Using wood-like veneers and other vinyl-wrap-based materials to emulate a design narrative
  • Secrets of finishing back sides on fabricated panels when removed for service

Moving design and small volume production into the digital world

  • The economics for the learning curve for those new to automation
  • Terminology used in 2D automation in laser and CNC router setups
  • Choosing CAD/CAM software that easily does what’s needed
  • Tools and methods for dust collection, air extraction, vacuum clamping and more
  • Laser & CNC router examples, applications and actionable Pro Tips

Attendees from the MasterTech Modern Fab training built their own take-home project as part of the hands-on element of this incredible class. Attendee Doyee Jay from Canada said “This is by far the best combination of Tech/Fab/stitching training course hands down! And this is just the beginnings of a whole new chapter, what you take away and the possibilities will make your head spin, Things that were far reach for me is now at my fingertips not to mention I got to connect with so many talented fabricators all over North America.” The project contained multiple layers, dimension and laser-etched lighting panels with the custom programmed circuitry so that everyone’s project was entirely unique. A fellow attendee, Jorge Gonzalez commented “Very powerful training. Thank you for making the effort to provide knowledge that will help us improve our craft! Highly recommend it!”

Although dates have not yet been confirmed, a second 2022 session of Modern Fab will be offered this Fall and is also expected to sell out. Attendee Aaron Murry commented “Awesome class. If you are on the fence about going make the investment it was more than worth it.” Watch Mobile Solutions’ Facebook, Instagram and website for more information when the Modern Fab Fall 2022 workshop is announced.

For questions or further information, please email Mobile Solutions at sales@mobilesolutions-USA.com or call 480-968-2074.

Visit www.mobilesolutions-usa.com for more.

Tint World Announces State-of-the-Art Renovations at Loves Park Store

LOVES PARK, IL (05.27.22) — Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced the renovation and re-opening of its Love Park location serving Illinois’ second-largest metropolitan area.

Under owner Danny Shenko, Tint World Loves Park provides the greater Rockford area with premier automotive aftermarket accessories and styling and window-tinting services.

Owner Danny Shenko has renovated and reopened Tint World Loves Park to provide the greater Rockford area with premier automotive aftermarket accessories and styling and window-tinting services.

Shenko, Tint World’s 2017 Franchisee of the Year, has extensively renovated the location and installed state-of-the-art equipment to enhance Tint World’s industry-leading service and customer experience.

“I’m proud not only to expand Tint World’s presence in Illinois, but to offer this newly upgraded facility for customers and neighbors in the Loves Park and Rockford community,” Shenko said. “The effort and vision we’ve put into this space have transformed it into the ideal environment to experience Tint World’s comprehensive range of auto styling and performance products and services. It reflects our commitment to our community and Tint World’s dedicated support of the success of its franchisees.” 

Tint World Loves Park is located at 1510 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111. To book an appointment, request a quote, or find out more about what the store offers, call (815) 940-8000 or visit tintworld.com/locations/il/loves-park-055

“Danny has shown a passion for providing the best products and services to drivers and vehicle owners in the Loves Park and Rockford communities,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “This is his fourth Tint World location, and he and his teams are important parts of Tint World’s continuing success and growth.”

See the 12VoltSTP Tool at Work for Companies Across the US

SHREVEPORT, LA (05.27.22) – In today’s world, and the 12volt world, it’s hard to find positive news. The 12volt News, and the 12volt Central Studios staffs, work to deliver positive industry news each business day. Creating the 12voltSTP Tool was another example of making it easy for industry members to deliver their company’s brand and activities to members of the 12volt industry.

The images below show Boomin’Audio with Andy Teuscher at a USACi Event in Happy Valley UT, Jonathan Brothers conducting a Metra Training session at the SSR Distributors Show in Dallas and Pat Szeman during an Energie Sales call at LESCO in Orange City FL.  See even more @12voltnews on Instagram and Facebook for more examples of the 12voltSTP Tool at work. To see over 500 posts #12voltstp on Instagram. 

The 12volt STP Tool makes it easier than ever to showcase your company’s positive activities and products. Snap..Txt..Presto.. your company’s positive news and activities could be in the news. 318 465 0844 is the number. With the advent of social media, Facebook and Instagram platforms became key vehicles to deliver information and news. The fact remains people still need, and look forward to, receiving positive news. That is also true for the business realm that includes the 12volt Industry.

Competitors show their certificates at the Boomin’Audio USACi event in Happy Valley, UT Saturday May21st with Andy Teuscher at the meter.
Jonathan Brothers gives a big thumbs up in front of the standing room only Metra meeting he conducted at the SSR Distributors Dealer Show Sunday May 22nd.

Today, a vast percentage of people spend hours and hours on their mobile devices each day. Reports are the average person spends 7 hours a day on their smartphone.

To deliver fresh industry news to members of the mobile electronics industry the 12volt Central Studios makes multiple posts on Instagram and Facebook each business day. The 12volt STP Tool was created in 2020 for members of the 12volt industry to send their news to the 12volt Central Studios. Snap and Txt an image to 318-465-0844. Presto, your positive news could be delivered to members of the 12volt industry.

Pat Szeman gets a big thumbs up for the Energie 12v RGM Power Cell from Michael Bowman and Tad Bolt at the LESCO office in Orange City, FL.

On Instagram and Facebook @12voltnews has over 10,000 followers on each platform. Those followers are dedicated members of the 12volt industry. To see over 500 posts #12voltstp on Instagram.

Look forward to seeing your company’s brand and activities in the 12volt News.

Visit instagram.com/12voltnews for more.

Metra Had a Major Presence at the SSR Distributors Dallas Dealer Show

DALLAS, TX (05.26.22) – Sunday, May 22nd, was the date of the SSR Distributors Dealer Show at the company’s new Dallas location and Metra Electronics was ready. The new 25,000 square foot location was packed with over 200 people in the house to see Metra on the show floor, attend a training session and checkout demo vehicles outside.

Jonathan Brothers gives a big thumbs up in front of the standing room only Metra training.
The Brothers’ Bronco was loaded with giveaways for dealers at the Metra training.

Jonathan Brothers, handling Regional Outsides Sales in Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas/Louisiana, conducted the standing room only training session, worked the booth and showcased his Bronco outside for all to check out. Carlos Muniz, West South Central US Territory Supervisor, was in the house and both he and Brothers were busy throughout the show.

On the show floor the Metra booth displayed products and had real product catalogs for dealers.
The Brothers’ Bronco was also a demo vehicle outside.

Tracy Farr, SSR VP Sales/Ops, related “The Metra training by Jonathan Brothers was a huge success. He covered so much ground regarding the Metra and Heise brands for the dealers in the session. Plenty of giveaways too for the dealers with cameras and LED products. Having Carlos Muniz travel to Dallas for our show was an added bonus.”

SSR’s Amir Dhanani is flanked by Metra’s Jonathan Brothers (L) and Carlos Muniz in this ‘fun’ photo op.
The Bronco and Metra definitely shined at the SSR Distributors Dealer Show in Dallas.

Farr added “The turnout from 12volt dealers from across the territory was amazing. Having such strong support from Metra definitely added to our dealer’s takeaway from attending our show in Dallas. We are planning a show in the fall this year at the SSR Houston location.”

The SSR Dealer Show was a family friendly event with activities for kids along with food and refreshments. The Sports Zone set up outside offered a lot of activities for youngsters. The Breakfast Brothers food truck was also on site throughout the day.

There will be more coverage of this epic SSR Distributors event in the coming days this week.

Visit metraonline.com and ssrdistributors.com for more.

Android Auto Add On for CarPlay Only Equipped Vehicles

CORONA, CA (05.26.22) – GCH Automotive Systems has announced the first ever ANDROID AUTO add on for vehicles ONLY EQUIPPED WITH CARPLAY.

This is the FIRST EVER system that will retain the CARPLAY experience and ADD ANDROID AUTO TO IT!

Greg Delgado related for GCH, “Although we know that APPLE products rule the car experience, we didn’t want to leave Android Clients high and dry! In fact, I myself am an Android guy! So we designed a plug and play, 10 second install solution, that works for any vehicle equipped with CARPLAY only. Some manufacturers like Honda and Toyota have released millions of vehicles with CARPLAY only so this device is a quick and profitable way to add it back in without stripping the vehicle or tearing the radio apart.”

Concluding, Delgado stated, “Simply plug the device in and you are on your way. These are in stock and shipping today!”

For more, call 951-847-5673 or visit gchauto.com

Indianapolis 500 Live on SiriusXM

NEW YORK, NY (05.26.22) – SiriusXM, which airs live broadcasts of every NTT INDYCAR® SERIES race, announced today its on-track and off-track programming plans for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

SiriusXM listeners will have access to the live call of the race from Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Sunday, May 29. Pre-race coverage begins at 11:00 am ET, with the green flag scheduled to start the race at approximately 12:45 pm ET, on SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation (SiriusXM channel 160) and NBC Sports Audio (SiriusXM channel 85). SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation will also air the Indianapolis 500 Carb Day Practice session on Friday at 11:00 am ET.

Leading up to race day, INDYCAR fans can also tune in to exclusive programming hosted by two of the drivers who will be competing in the 2022 Indianapolis 500 field on Sunday.

Two episodes of Brick by Brick, SiriusXM’s exclusive INDYCAR show hosted by 2004 series champion Tony Kanaan and Jack Arute, will air during Indianapolis 500 week. The show will air in its regular timeslot on Wednesday (7:00 – 8:00 pm ET) on the NBC Sports Audio channel. On Friday, Kanaan and Arute will host a special three-hour episode of the show from the SiriusXM set (1:00 – 4:00 pm ET) outside the Pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the Carb Day festivities. Arute and Kanaan – who won the 2013 Indy 500 and will be competing in the race for the 21st time this weekend when he drives the No. 1 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing – will interview many of the drivers in the 2022 Indy 500 field. The show will air Saturday (1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 pm ET) and Sunday (8:00 am ET) on the NBC Sports Audio channel and throughout the weekend on SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation.

Drivers James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi will host a new episode of their SiriusXM podcast, Off Track with Hinch and Rossi, this week. Hinchcliffe is a six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES race winner who has competed in the Indy 500 11 times. Rossi, a seven-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES race winner, won the Indianapolis 500 in 2016 as the first American rookie to win at Indianapolis since 1928 and will be competing in the race for the 7th time when he drives the No. 27 Honda for Andretti Autosport. Off Track with Hinch and Rossi is available on all major podcast platforms, and it will air prior to Sunday’s race coverage on SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation.

2021 Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be competing to be the first driver in history to win a fifth Indy 500 title. SiriusXM will be along for the ride on his historic #drivefor5 as the co-title sponsor of the No. 06 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda he drives for Meyer Shank Racing. SiriusXM will also co-sponsor the No. 60 Indy car driven by his MSR teammate, 2019 Indy 500 winner and 2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Simon Pagenaud.

SiriusXM’s BPM channel will broadcast from the Indy 500 Snake Pit and air performances by Steve Aoki and more. The performances will air on Monday, May 30 on BPM (SiriusXM channel 51).

The SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation, NBC Sports Audio and BPM channels are available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios, the SXM App, and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Streaming access is included with all of SiriusXM’s audio trials and most popular plans.

SiriusXM’s Listen Free event runs from May 26 through June 6, so everyone can listen to the SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation channel and SiriusXM’s coverage of the Indianapolis 500. During the Listen Free event, anyone can turn on an inactive satellite radio and listen to more than 100 SiriusXM channels for free, with no credit card required.

Go to www.siriusxm.com/listenfreeinfo to learn more.

PowerBass Official Sponsor of Brian Obiedzenski Motorsports 2022 NASCAR Season

ONTARIO, CA (05.25.22) – PowerBass USA., Inc. and Brian Obiedzenski Motorsports are proud to announce a brand-new partnership for the 2022 NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts Weekly Series season. The PowerBass Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro will debut at South Boston Speedway featuring the Powerbass Car Audio logo prominently placed on the rear quarter panels and will continue throughout at various events across the Southeastern United States during the 2022 NASCAR Advanced Auto Parts Weekly Series Season.

PowerBass USA., Inc. will be using the Number 29 PowerBass Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro to feature its ever-popular OE Direct Fit Series speakers for GM Model Vehicles as well as the complete line up of OE Direct Fit Solutions. Look for the PowerBass Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro at races along the east coast, and at car shows, dealer events and on display at the SEMA Show 2022 North Hall Booth 11653.

“It’s great to see this sponsorship come together between myself and PowerBass. I have cross marketed and worked with Erik and the team previously on smaller ventures, but in the late hours of the preseason, we were able to put this massive deal together and get PowerBass to ride with us as our primary sponsor for 2022. I had a lot of fun working with the team in Ontario to come up with the perfect rendering to represent the company. In the end, the car looks amazing! We have some awesome races on the schedule, and we are focused on landing this hot rod in the NASCAR Victory Lane!” – #29 Brian Obiedzenski

Obiedzenski continued, “We are passionate about racing, but we are also very passionate about the car
culture as a whole. PowerBass is heavily involved in that, and we look to help show the brand to all of
those in attendance at the races this season and at special events in our region.”

“PowerBass is thrilled to finally be able to work with Brian and the crew at Obiedzenski Motorsports. This has been something we both talked about for a couple of years now but finally were able to make it work. Brian is very down to earth car guy by heart and his passion for that shows in the dedication to racing NASCAR as well as wanting to be involved with a car audio brand such as ours. We look forward to promoting our OE Direct Fit Series in a fun and fast 2022 season on and off the track with the PowerBass Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro.” – Erik Harbour Vice President PowerBass USA., Inc

2022 marks the 20th NASCAR season of competition that Obiedzenski has competed in. The
Franklinton, North Carolina driver has competed across the country in multiple divisions and has
claimed 48 Feature Victories in his career. The Number 29 Powerbass Chevrolet is set to compete next
at South Boston Speedway in Virginia on May 14th.

Visit powerbassusa.com for more. Race coverage can be seen on FloRacing.com.

SoundShield Welcomes Rob Kowatch As Sales Manager

ANCHORAGE, AK (05.25.22) — SoundShield has announced that Robert Kowatch is joining the company as Sales Manager. Kowatch will be responsible for enhancing frequency of the company’s outreach to retailers as well as conduct sales training efforts to convey the merits of SoundShield products on the sales floor.

John Schwartz, CEO of SoundShield and Perfectionist Auto Sound said “Rob is currently our Sales Manager at Perfectionist. He and I discussed his interest in growing his career path so we both felt taking on the Sales Manager role at SoundShield was a great fit.” Kowatch will continue his duties at Perfectionist as the SoundShield sales training efforts and dealer outreach gets underway. These efforts will be over the phone, via Zoom, in-person store visits and, of course, trade shows such as the upcoming SEMA Show in November 2022.

Kowatch comes to the role with deep experience in sales, having started in the 12 Volt industry in 1998. He participated in various sales training platforms within that time and arrived at Perfectionist Auto Sound in 2015. What Kowatch said really got him dialed in with focus and intent for his process was his attending the Grant Cardone University for Sales Training courses. “It moved me off of being naturally a good sales person to actively building a client pipeline so that I was top-of-mind whenever people thought about audio, remote starter or other vehicle upgrades.” He has specific processes in place on presenting and selling noise control and sound deadening that will be the basis on which he builds SoundShield’s sales training efforts for their existing retail partners, as well as pursuing outreach strategies to new dealers.

To his credit, Kowatch’s hard work in the front end of a successful retail store garnered him top honors at the Mobile Electronics Awards earlier this year in Las Vegas, Nevada by winning Sales Pro of the Year. “Winning that award was an incredible honor” said Kowatch. He has since appeared on multiple industry podcasts and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Mobile Electronics Magazine. “This and all of his other ascents in the sales professional calling makes him an ideal fit for SoundShield’s Sales Manager” added SoundShield CEO Schwartz.

Rob Kowatch can be reached at 907-563-8112 or rob@soundshieldusa.com.

To learn more about SoundShield, check out the range of newest products and see updated dealer profiles, please visit www.soundshieldusa.com.

Stacey David Joins DEI on Hot Rod Power Tour

AVON LAKE, OH (05.25.22) – This year’s Hot Rod Power Tour is heading south again, and Stacey David from hit shows “GearZ” and “Restoration Series” will join DEI during day two of the tour at Nashville

“Having Stacey in our booth is an especially perfect pairing in Music City,” Steve Garrett of DEI said. “Since he used to play guitar professionally in Nashville, ‘Cars and Guitars’ have a special connection for a lot of people, and David’s work reflects that. Fans can meet Stacey and get an autograph.”

Known as “America’s Gearhead,” David has decades of experience custom building and restoring cars and working in hot rod shops. You may remember some of his memorable custom vehicles like Copperhead, The V8 Interceptor, or Sgt. Rock. He has a solid reputation for his mechanical abilities and fabrication skills, but he doesn’t just build good cars – he shows people how to build cars and trucks that are cool.

Basically, he’s the guy you want to help you with your automotive project.

Stacey David

The 28th Hot Rod Power Tour is a chance for hot rod and car enthusiasts to get together, celebrate cars and car culture, and drive across part of the country. A multi-city event, one of the highlights is of course taking the scenic route on some of America’s country roads from one city to the next. DEI will be on site at each stop along the way.

Last year, more than 3,500 cars ventured through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois for the tour. This year’s event starts in Tennessee and winds approximately 1,000 miles across Alabama and Florida before finishing in Georgia.

Stacey David

Here is this year’s route and schedule:

Superspeedway for a special appearance at 11 am on June 14th.

Day 1: Monday, June 13 – Liberty Park, Memphis, Tennessee.
Day 2: Tuesday, June 14 – Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tennessee.
Day 3: Wednesday, June 15 – Hoover Met Complex, Hoover, Alabama.
Day 4: Thursday, June 16 – Pensacola Fairgrounds, Pensacola, Florida.
Day 5: Friday, June 17 – Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia.

Visit designengineering.com for more.