Rumors Put to Rest, Dealers of the Year Announced at Eastman’s Annual Meeting

March 11th, 2015 by Editor

Top dealers converged recently in Palm Coast, Fla., for Eastman Chemical Company’s Elite Dealer Conference for educational and networking opportunities.

But perhaps most important for some dealers was hearing from company executives that its elite lines would not be replaced with the Llumar brand.

Eastman's elite dealers convened at the manufacturer's annual meeting. The theme of the event was "Winning as One."

Eastman’s elite dealers convened at the manufacturer’s annual meeting. The theme of the event was “Winning as One.”

“We value and are committed to having an elite dealer program,” says Darrell Reed, commercial director, North America. “We are committed to having an elite dealer program with Vista and FormulaOne products. While we have chosen to anchor our consumer engagement strategy behind our global LLumar brand, we will continue to develop growth opportunities for members of our elite dealer programs.”

After introducing an expansion of its Llumar AIR series, enhanced paint protection film for automotive applications and a new architectural Llumar ceramic series of films (more on those to come soon in the magazine), Dealers of the Year were recognized.

The 2014 National Dealer of the Year was Absolute Perfection Inc. of Sykesville, Md. Founder, owner and windowfilmmag.com blogger Bill Valway accepted the award on behalf of his company.

“Absolute Perfection rose to the top honor out of hundreds of dealers based on dealer loyalty,” and use of Vista’s marketing programs, a reads a company statement.

Bill Valway and his executive team with their newly-won Dealer of the Year award.

L-R: Michael Crockett, Bill Valway and Tim Cooke of Absolute Perfection Inc. with their newly-won Dealer of the Year award.

“Absolute Perfection has been an extraordinary partner,” says Reed. “They’ve enjoyed impressive growth year after year, due to Bill and his team’s hard work, marketing savvy, attention to detail, and customer service. We congratulate Bill and his team on another great year and look forward to continued success.”

“It’s an honor that Eastman selected Absolute Perfection as the 2014 National Dealer of the Year,” says Valway. “We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers, which has paved the way for our continued growth. We are so proud of this achievement and appreciative that Eastman provides us with the best products and marketing tools to reach our business goals.”

 

Other Eastman Regional Dealer of the Year Award Recipients Include:

2014 Canada FormulaOne Regional Dealer of the Year

Xtreme Graphix & Auto Trim in London, Ontario

Owner, Elite Dealers Bestward

2014 Canadian Vista Regional Dealer of the Year

Reflex Teinte, Quebec City, Quebec

Owners, Christian Bouchard and Eric Bouchard

2014 Western Region FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

RM Windowtint of the Greater Denver area

Owner, Bob Hubbard

2014 Western Region Vista Dealer of the Year

Sun Master Window Films of Napa (for the second year in a row), Napa, Calif.

Owner, Peter Mott

2014 Texas Region FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Arkansas Sun Control, North Little Rock, Ark.

Owner, JP Stalpers

2014 Texas Region Vista Dealer of the Year

Sunbusters Window Tinting, Austin, Texas

Owner, Jason Yancer

 

2014 Midwest Region FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Solar Shade Truck and Car Paradise, Waynesville, Ohio

Owner, Ken Steele

2014 Midwest Region Vista Dealer of the Year

Solaris, Carmel, Ind.

Owner, Kevin Koval

2014 Southeast Region FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Custom Car Stereo, Charleston, S.C.

Owner, Steve Kramer

2014 Southeast Region Vista Dealer of the Year

Pro-Tint, Inc., Kannapolis, N.C.

Owner, Steve Fricker

2014 Northeast Region FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Tint King, Billerica, Mass.

Owner, Brian Timm

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