Learn Advice from Top Dealers at WFCT 2017

August 30th, 2017 by Editor

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) is the one event all year where you can get caught up on the latest in education, watch the top PPF and window film installers in action, see the best industry suppliers and network with your peers. On Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., top dealers from throughout the country will take the stage to share their accomplishments, triumphs and even a few of the failures that are necessary to get to the top.

We have all tried to step outside our comfort zones when it comes to marketing, broadening our business or in general business practices. Why take a misstep when you can work on strategies that are tried and true? Ensure you make time in your WFCT schedule to listen in on What Works for Me: Top Dealers’ Tricks, Tips and Sometimes Trips.

Wednesday, October 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.| What Works for Me: Top Dealers’ Tricks, Tips and Sometimes Trips

The panelists include:

Chris DiMinico

President of AutoNuvo 

Chris DiMinico

Chris DiMinico is the president of AutoNuvo, a division of Protective Solutions in Holliston, Mass. He’s been in the adhesive tape/film business for more than 20 years. DiMinico has seen the paint protection film (PPF) business grow from its virtual inception. He has held assorted positions from product manager/product development to executive with OEM manufacturers, PPF distributors and installation companies.

Mike Feldman 

Owner, Advanced Film Solutions 

Mike Feldman

Mike Feldman has a long history in the window film business. He was formerly with 3M where he held numerous positions, including serving as the company’s national sales manager for its window film division. Feldman launched Advanced Film Solutions in early 2007 with a focus on residential, commercial and automotive window film in the Tampa Bay, Fla., region. The company has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for six consecutive years and was also named South East Dealer of the Year for Eastman Chemical Company in 2015. He is a regular columnist, writing the Dr. of Tintology column for Window Film magazine for several years.

Jeff Franson

President of Window Film Depot 

Jeff Franson

Jeff Franson started in the window film and glazing business after graduating from Boston College. During the past 20 years, his national sales and installation company, Window Film Depot in Marietta, Ga., has tackled some of the most impressive and difficult architectural film installations ever completed in the United States. Franson is responsible for more than 25,000 film installations in buildings and storefronts throughout the U.S. and internationally.

For three consecutive years, starting in 2014, Window Film Depot was named the No. 1 window film dealer in the U.S. by Window Film magazine. Franson has been named “Dealer of the Year” on six occasions by 3M’s Renewable Energy Division. He’s also a professional trainer, having taught more than 500 tradesman in North America film installation techniques.

In 2016, together with a small group of glazing security experts, Franson helped launch DefenseLite, a revolutionary glass security system.

Chris Robinson

CEO of The Tint Guy 

Chris Robinson

Atlanta native Chris Robinson is a veteran to the window film industry. He started his own business at the age of 16. Robinson has been installing film for more than three decades and his retail business The Tint Guy Window is one of the largest full-service 3M franchises in the Atlanta market. Robinson’s focus is on providing a level of retail products and services not usually found in the window film industry. During the past 10 years, he has put together a team of the best from installers to office staff allowing for the business to grow at a record pace. Robinson’s involvement in the industry does not stop with his own growth, he travels the country offering his experience and knowledge to others in the industry giving insight and advice for both the installer and small business owner.

Tommy Silva

Tommy Silva

Owner of T&T Tinting Specialists 

Tommy Silva has been in the window tinting industry for more than 39 years. He is the founder and CEO of T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc., Hawaii’s largest glass tinting company with more than 30 full-time employees. His team specializes in the installation of all types of window film, including automotive tinting, auto paint protection, residential and commercial solar control, safety and security films, glass graphics, environmental vinyl, as well as vehicle wraps. T&T Tinting is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and operates out of two locations in Honolulu, utilizing more than 17,500 square feet of office and shop space.

Bill Valway

Bill Valway

Founder and CEO of Absolute Perfection 

Bill Valway, founder and CEO of Absolute Perfection Window Tinting (AP Tinting), knew there was a large market and huge opportunity in the window film industry. As an entrepreneur, he acquired the skills he needed and started his company with a work van, some business cards and a vision. AP Tinting was officially founded in 2001 out of Valway’s parents’ garage with two installers: himself and Tim Cooke, now COO.

Since he began his company, Valway has been awarded with numerous certifications including: advanced solar control specialist, safety and security film specialist, automotive film specialist, EnerLogic Certified installer, certified architectural window film installer, in addition to certified architectural security and safety window film installer. AP Tinting has also been awarded the Vista Llumar Dealer of the Year and has been featured on the Inc. 5000 List in 2015 and 2016.

Educational seminars are tentative and subject to change. To view full descriptions and further details, please click here.

This is your opportunity to hear from the best in the industry. WFCT 2017 will be held October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Pre-registration discounts end September 18.

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