New “Top3” and “Top 5” awards honor vendors, techs and sales professionals

LONG BEACH, CALIF., – June 10, 2018 – Mobile Electronics magazine announced the finalists for the 2018 Industry Awards yesterday, live on its Facebook page. Editor-in-Chief Solomon Daniels held the first-ever Finalists Presentation, in which The Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers and new Top 5 Sales Professionals were announced. Also new were the first “Top 3” and “Top 5” awards for finalists in the vendor, expeditor, sales rep, rep firm and distributor categories, as well as the Top 5 Technicians denoting the finalists for the coveted Trusted Tech award. Each “Top” award recipient will receive a signed wall certificate.

While the final stage of the Industry Awards will be held in Dallas during KnowledgeFest, Daniels noted that yesterday’s announcement produced its own set of winners.

“It’s important to recognize that making it to the Top 12, Top 5 and Top 3 categories signals a major achievement in this industry,” he explained. “It means that these individuals, stores, brands and companies are part of a unique group that represents the best of our industry. We’re overdue in recognizing the significance of their efforts, and I am proud to create a special event for that purpose.”

Some of the award categories are decided solely on industry votes. For these, the top vote-getter will be announced at KnowledgeFest as the ultimate winner of the category. For the Top 12 Retailers, Top 12 Installers, Top 5 Technicians and Top 5 Sales Professionals, each recipient will submit additional materials for judging to determine the winner in each category.

The finalists lists can be viewed at by clicking on the Winners tab and selecting ‘2018 Winners.’ To view the 2018 Industry Awards Finalists Presentation, visit the Mobile Electronics magazine page on Facebook at The final awards will be announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards celebration during the KnowledgeFest trade show and conference in Dallas, August 17-19. For more information, visit

2018 Top 12 Installers

TJ Carlson – Musicar Nortwest – Portland, OR
David Cruz – Avant-Garde Design – Palm City, FL
Ata Ehdaivand – Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Aaron Garcia – Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security – Anchorage, AK
Adam Lewis – Sound FX – Seaford, DE
Erick Markland – Markland Designs of Atlanta – Lithonia, GA
Shaughnessy Murley – Visions Electronics – Red Deer, AB
Tyler Neault – Certified Auto Sound – Maple Ridge, BC
Chase Norman – Tint World Orlando – Longwood, FL
Jaime Palafox – Agoura Autosounds – Agoura Hills, CA
Sage Weir – Sounds Good Stereo – West Park, FL


2018 Top 12 Retailers

Absolute Electronix – Rockville, MD
Al & Ed’s Autosound – Los Angeles, CA
Cartunes Inc. – Atlanta, GA
Certified Autosound – Maple Ridge, BC
First Coast Auto Creations – Jacksonville, FL
JC Audio – Jackson, TN
Mobile Toys – College Station, TX
Showtime Audio – Chicago, IL
Sound FX – Lewes, DE
Sound Wave Customs – Virginia Beach, VA
SoundsGood Auto – Coquitlam, BC
Titan Motoring – Nashville, TN


2018 Top 5 Sales Professionals

Jayson Cook – Columbus Car Audio & Accessories – Columbus, OH
Jason Kranitz – Kingpin Car & Marine Audio – Wilsonville, OR
Brian Layton – Sound FX – Lewes, DE
Corbin May – Visions Electronics – Grande Prairie, AB
Amari Schwartz – Perfectionist Auto Sound – Anchorage, AK


2018 Top 5 Technicians

Andrew Evens – Industry Auto Designs – Las Vegas, NV
Nicholas Frazier – Innovative Concepts – West Springfield, MA
Adam Lewis – Sound FX – Seaford, DE
Shaughnessy Murley – Visions Electronics – Red Deer, AB
Carlos Ramirez – NVS Audio – Roselle, NJ


2018 Top 3 Expeditors

American Radio
Car Toys
Sound FX


2018 Top 3 Distributors

AM Distributors
DAS Distributors
DOW Electronics

2018 Top 5 Rep Firms

MAG Sales
Marketing Pros
Momentum Marketing
Progressive Sales and Marketing
Team Sales


2018 Top 5 Sales Reps

Nalaka Adikari – Orca
Neal McSweeney – AAMP
Trudi Moore – Metra
Mike Rundel – Sony
Ian Worrall – DAS Dist.

2018 Top 3 Vendors – Autosound & Processing

AAMP Global
JL Audio


2018 Top 3 Vendors – Accessories & Materials

AAMP Global
Metra Electronics
Mobile Solutions


2018 Top 3 Vendors – Infotainment & Multimedia

Alpine Electronics


2018 Top 3 Vendors – Security, Safety & Driver Assistance

K40 Electronics


2018 Top 3 Vendors – Powersports & Marine

JL Audio
Rockford Fosgate

About Mobile Electronics®

Mobile Electronics strives to grow the mobile electronics industry by supporting its retailers, salespeople, technicians and manufacturers with integrated services built around the group’s 1100-plus member industry association, the Mobile Electronics® Association, its Mobile Electronics® magazine, KnowledgeFest® tradeshows, Partnership Program, point-of-sale system and data products. Through these offerings, Mobile Electronics delivers education, networking avenues, business and marketing resources, and promotes partnership between retailers and manufacturers to increase sales and profits. For more information, contact Mobile Electronics at 85 Flagship Dr., Suite F, North Andover, MA 01845, telephone: 800-949-6372, or visit