Solar Gard Hosts 2017 Panorama Dealer Meeting

March 22nd, 2017 by Editor

Held March 10-11 in Orlando, Fla., with more than 150 attendees from all over North America, Solar Gard’s 11th Annual Panorama Dealer Meeting celebrated “a new day” for its network. Dealers were encouraged to identify and approach their target markets with renewed energy and focus following the announcement of the 72-inch Hilite availability.

Stéphane Nicoli, president of Solar Gard, presents the first roll of 72-inch Panorama Hilite window film.

Featuring several guest speakers and dealer facilitators, the company’s workshop lineup offered attendees an opportunity to “roll up their sleevesˮ and play an active role in increasing their knowledge and skills on selling against competitive offerings; benefit from insight on reaching today’s online consumer with a strong web and social media presence; participate in hands-on technical sessions with hardware and software partners; and receive advice directly from peers who have successfully developed new lines of revenue.

“The marketplace for window film is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, so we designed this year’s Annual Panorama Dealer Meeting to function as a true working session—empowering our network to rise above their competition,” said Gary Clark, Solar Gard’s architectural business manager for the Americas.  “What results from a[n] … collaborative environment like this is a stronger dealer community, and, our goal as a manufacturer is to foster not only a deeper sense of partnership between ourselves and our dealers, but between them as well.”

The company also recognized its top-performing Panorama dealers in North America in 2016 during a closing awards banquet Saturday evening.

The full list of award recipients includes:

Solar Gard’s Panorama Dealer of the Year winners.

  • Panorama Dealer of the Year: Steve Clark, Window Innovations, Inc., Brentwood, Calif.
  • Outstanding New Panorama Dealer – East: Jeremy Shapiro, High Impact Glass Solutions, Pinellas Park, Fla.
  • Outstanding New Panorama Dealer – West: Andy Forte, Darkside Window Tinting, Clovis, Calif.
  • Ecolux Top Performer: Jim Bundick and Brian Sexton, Solar Control LLC, Glen Allen, Va.
  • CX Ceramic Top Performer: Manny Almeida, Clearview Sun Control, Inc., Redondo Beach, Calif.
  • Hilite Top Performer: Rick Puthoff, Eclipse Window Tinting, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Slate Top Performer: Michael LaFave, Window Tinting Company, Omaha, Neb.
  • Outstanding Panorama Business Growth: Jared Gray, Pacific Window Tinting, Portland, Ore.
  • Outstanding Dealer Branding: Kyle Fuller, Tint Pro, Bonaire, Ga.
  • Outstanding Large Project: Nick Johnson, Solas Window Tint, Gambrills, Md.
  • Outstanding Hilite Project: Bruce Slavich, Advanced Solar Control Tinting, Ventura, Calif.
  • Outstanding CX Ceramic Project: Greg Mares, Shutters International of Northern Ohio, LLC, Macedonia, Ohio
  • Outstanding Armorcoat Project: Carol Borow, C.H.B. Industries, Smithtown, N.Y.; Regina Sirico, Essential Glass Coatings LLC, Milford, Conn.
  • Project Honorable Mentions: Shanon Windecker, ATD of Southern New Mexico, Las Cruces, N.M.; Randall Hutson, Five Star Window Coatings, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Dean Alexander, Elegant Effects Glass Tinting, Loveland, Colo.
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  1. So proud of Kyle Fuller at Tint PRO in Georgia.

  2. So proud of Kyle Fuller at Tint PRO in Georgia.

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