3M Hosts Dealer Conference

April 30th, 2014 by Editor

Hosting its largest ever Window Film Dealer Conference to date in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the 3M Renewable Energy Division welcomed more than 200 dealers to celebrate the past year and partake in four days of education and resource-sharing about commercial, residential and automotive window films. In addition to naming 3M’s dealers of the year, attendees learned about new technologies from 3M, sales incentives for dealers and consumers, marketing programs and promotional tools to bring back to their respective communities.

In celebration of the upcoming installation of 3M window films at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, dealers were treated to an exclusive concert featuring a variety of musical legends including:

  • Jeff Carlisi, founding member of .38 Special;
  • Ricky Byrd, member of Joan Jett and The Blackhearts;
  • Damon Johnson, member of Brother Cane/Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders;
  • Jeff Adams, bass player from Starship featuring Mickey Thomas/Survivor;
  • Rob Arthur, keyboard player for Peter Frampton/Joan Osborne/Five For Fighting; and
  • Liberty Devitto, long-time drummer for Billy Joel.

After recognizing the accomplishments of all attendees, the National Dealer of the Year Award went to National Security & Window Film.

Regional Dealer of the Year Awards were presented to:

  • Dealer of the Year (Mid-Atlantic): ATD Solar and Security of Frederick, Md.;
  • Dealer of the Year (Southeast): Window Film Depot in Marietta, Ga.;
  • Dealer of the Year (Midwest): Akron Glass Tinting of Akron, Ohio, and Solar Tint of Fairfield, Ohio;
  • Dealer of the Year (South Central): Solar X of Texas in Houston;
  • Dealer of the Year (Northwest/Rocky Mountain): Solar Vision of Denver;
  • Dealer of the Year (Southwest): Campbell Window Film of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and
  • Dealer of the Year (Northeast): American Window Film Inc. of Foxboro, Mass.

In addition to Dealer of the Year honorees, Market Leadership Awards were presented to:

  • Thermofilms in Tulsa, Okla.;
  • Pro-Tect Film in Las Vegas;
  • Apex Window Films in Rochester, N.Y.;
  • Carolina Premier Window Films in Charlotte, N.C.; and
  • Mr. Tint Window Film in Columbia, S.C.

New Dealer of the Year Awards were presented to:

  • Energy Solutions Window Tinting of East Brunswick, N.J., and
  • A Better Tint in Gilbert, Ariz.

“As our industry keeps growing, it’s important for us to continually hold this conference to give us an opportunity to thank our dealers in person and recognize their efforts in promoting window films,” says Mark Keesling, U.S. business manager with 3M’s Renewable Energy Division. “Our dealers are instrumental in driving awareness of 3M Window Films at the ground level and helping us deliver innovative solutions to customers.”

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