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.

SoundShield Welcomes End Result Rep Firm

ANCHORAGE, AK (03.03.2021) – SoundShield, the premium sound deadening brand launched in 2019 by 12 volt industry veterans John Schwartz and Bryan Schmitt, announces the addition of End Result as the brand’s representatives in Ohio, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

Ed Dalesandro, Principal of End Result said, “We are proactive about adding brands and categories that make our retailers healthier in business.” End Result has a 37 year track record of representing some of the most iconic and sought after brands in the business. “Sound deadening has always been an afterthought category. With the addition of SoundShield, we intend to show real world performance and additional profit opportunities to our retailers. The products are a cut above, just like we perceive ourselves, so it’s a great fit.”

Ed Dalesandro – End Result Principal

“We are extremely happy to welcome End Result to the SoundShield family,” commented SoundShield CEO Schwartz. He and co-founder Schmitt know Dalesandro and his team well from past industry trade shows, as well as regional training events known as the End Result Show. “Ed does a great job of supporting and training his dealer base, which is something important to us as a premium brand” added Schmitt.

For 2021, Dalesandro and colleague Rusty North plan to educate their entire dealer base on why to sell sound deadening and noise control products at all, plus what differentiates SoundShield from other products in the category. “A dealer introduction video for SoundShield is already recorded and circulating throughout our dealer base with about 70 having already watched and climbing every day,” remarked Dalesandro.

End Result typically puts on regional trainings via the End Result Show twice per year, but in the pandemic they were early to take the lead on Zoom meetings/trainings. Since Dalesandro feels some folks are ‘Zoomed out’ he is being increasingly creative about how to put together more interesting content for SoundShield, such as an interview format rather than a traditional product training with slides. Depending on the viability of an in-person End Result Show in 2021, Dalesandro is considering Pittsburgh, PA or Columbus, OH.

To learn more about SoundShield, visit www.soundshieldusa.com. To learn more about End Result and their company, visit endresultonline.com.