Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: Solar Gard

August 16th, 2012 by Editor

Editor’s Note: Window Film magazine is marking the days until the 2012 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ by introducing this year’s Supporters with company profiles. Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling each of the six Supporters you will see on the show floor – be sure to stay tuned.

Solar Gard is once again one of our Supporters of the 2012 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC). The event is set to be held this September 20-22 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky International Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Louisville and the Louisville Marriott Downtown. The Exhibition/Extravaganza will be held September 21-22.

During the conference, attendees are able to take part in educational seminars by industry leaders and expert speakers including a keynote address by Captain Richard Phillips; network on the Exhibition/Extravaganza show floor with window film manufacturers; and view the Tint-Off™ competitions. Today’s interview is with  Lawrence Constantin, director of sales for Solar Gard.

Window Film Magazine: Why did Solar Gard choose to sponsor the 2012 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (IWFC)?
Constantin: The International Window Film Conference is an important event for our industry, and Solar Gard is proud to stand behind the IWFA and Window Film Magazine as co-organizers. Dealer training and education is crucial in creating successful window film entrepreneurs and we are thrilled to be a part of it.

Window Film Magazine: Why is an event like the IWFC important to the film industry?
: Events like the IWFC are a perfect time for everyone in the window film industry to come together and share “tips and tricks” of the trade. Training sessions help advance the progression of the industry and the Tint-Off™ competition brings excitement to window film. The event showcases what the IWFA does behind-the-scenes and helps connect dealers with manufacturers, as well as with other dealers. It’s also a good forum for industry announcements and new product debuts. You’ll find the most leading-edge technology at the IWFC.

Window Film Magazine: What can attendees expect to see from Solar Gard at the 2012 show?
: We can’t wait to share with dealers the latest on Solar Gard Partner Points, our industry-leading rewards program. More than 1,300 dealers in the U.S. and Canada are already enrolled and earning Partner Points and we have several dealers who have already redeemed them for electronics and outdoor equipment. We also invite attendees to stop by our booth for a free welcome gift and learn more about our film offerings, dealer marketing tools and support, and architectural business resources.

Window Film Magazine: Does Solar Gard have any advice for the 2012 Tint-Off Automotive and Architectural Division competitors?
Constantin: We wish all the competitors the best of luck and are looking forward to a great Tint-Off!

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ is co-sponsored by Window Film magazine and the International Window Film Association. Auto Glass Week™ also will be held concurrently. The event is managed by Window Film magazine.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Solar Gard makes architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings and is a division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, a leader in the habitat and construction markets. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the Solar Gard®, Panorama®, Quantum® and Solar Gard Armorcoat® brands.

To register or for more information, visit the official event website,

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