Eastman Names 2016 National Dealer of the Year

March 8th, 2017 by Editor

Eastman Chemical Company presented its national and regional dealer awards recently at its annual Elite Dealer Conference, which was held in Austin, Texas.

Advanced Window Solutions of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., received the 2016 National Dealer of the Year award. The longtime business partners, Ross Jurman and Marc Vitaliani, accepted the award during the celebration. The company was selected from hundreds of dealers based on dealer loyalty, growth and use of Eastman’s sales and marketing programs.

(L-R) Travis Smith, Performance Films vice president and general manager; Ross Jurman and Marc Vitaliani, Advanced Window Film Solutions, partners; and Darrell Reed, Performance Films commercial director for Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Jurman and Vitaliani founded Advanced Window Solutions in 1994. Initially, they wanted to focus exclusively on architectural projects—educational, municipal and high-end residential—within the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. Through careful analysis and exploration, the company began to establish strong relationships with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). They have consistently demonstrated their value through precise application and use of industry tools such as the infrared camera and energy audit data. As a result of their subject matter expertise, they’ve become the go-to installation team for many ESCOs in their region.

“Advanced Window Solutions is no stranger to receiving this honor—it’s their third Dealer of the Year award in the last six years,” said Darrell Reed, commercial director, North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. “The success they’ve enjoyed is a direct result of their strong partnership, hard work and dedication that they’ve demonstrated to the markets they serve and the loyalty they’ve shown toward the Eastman products they use. We’re very happy to be a partner of Advanced Window Solutions.

“The world is constantly changing,” said Jurman. “You can’t wait for the business to come knocking at your door. You have to be aggressive. I think what sets us apart is the ability to form and maintain relationships. I would say this is probably the most important facet to our success. That, and surrounding yourself with positive people. I have always said I wanted to create an environment where people wanted to work. I believe we’ve achieved that.”

“I believe the key to our success is understanding your strengths and weaknesses,” added Vitaliani. “Ross and I have been business partners for many years, and we are also very close friends. We both have the same goals and, most importantly, we communicate about everything having to do with the business. At the end of the day, it’s all about the success of the company!”

Regional Dealer of the Year Awards


2016 Canadian FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Reflex Teinte inc., Quebec City, QC

Christian and Eric Bouchard, owners


2016 Canadian Vista Dealer of the Year

Maritime Window Film Specialists, Moncton, NB

Denny LeClair, Serge LeClair and Bert Sutherland, owners


2016 Southeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Custom Car Stereo, Charleston, SC Steve Cramer, owner


2016 Southeast Vista Dealer of the Year

Turkey Creek Tinting, Knoxville, TN

Yvette Moore, owner


2016 Midwest FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Tint To U, Orland Park, IL

Jeff and Terri Cipolla, owners


2016 Midwest Vista Dealer of the Year

Dalo Glass Tinting, St. Louis, MO

Danny Thakker, owner


2016 Texas FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

A-1 Glass Coatings, Universal City, TX

Mike Wanke, owner


2016 Texas Vista Dealer of the Year

Custom Tint Solutions, Austin, TX

Mike Cofield, owner


2016 Western FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Preferred Window Tinting, Lancaster, CA

Todd Cohen, owner


2016 Western Vista Dealer of the Year

The Tint Pros, Huntington Beach, CA

Greg Earl and Lonnie Earl, owners


2016 Northeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year

Atlantic Sun Control, Manassas, VA

Brien Looney and Chris Baccus, owners

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  1. It was a pleasure being at the dealer conference and an honour to receive the 2016 Canadian Vista Dealer of the Year. We strive to offer the best products and services and would like to thank all of our valued customers!

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