Phase 1: Top 5 Techs Award
Description: Recognizes 5 retail installation professionals who have developed a reputation for their skill in areas other than fabrication. The individuals possess a unique grasp of wiring, integration, installation concepts and product knowledge and actively communicate this knowledge to others; to the point where they are recognized as reliable resources by staff and industry peers.
Qualification: Must have been selected as one of the Top 50 Installers in the same year.
Nomination Process: After the Top 50 Installers are chosen, the applicant nominates himself / herself by sending an email to the magazine staff, informing them of the desire to be added to the Trusted Tech voting process. (This does not preclude the applicant from being part of the Top 12 Installers process.) Video submissions from the Top 50 Installers nominations are used as a basis for industry voting.
Selection Process: The 5 highest vote-getters are determined and announced after all votes are verified and counted.
Award Process: Winners are announced via Mobile Electronics magazine’s Hotwire newsletter, and listed in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Winners receive a signed certificate and press release via mail, as well as digital versions of each and logos for marketing.
Phase 2: Trusted Tech Award
Description: Recognizes one retail installation professional who has developed a reputation for his / her skill in areas other than fabrication. The individual possesses a unique grasp of wiring, integration, installation concepts and product knowledge and actively communicates this knowledge to others; to the point where he / she is recognized as a reliable resource by staff and industry peers.
Qualification: Must have been selected as one of the Top 5 Techs in the same year.
Nomination Process: Nominees are required to submit materials for judging, via video and survey.
Selection Process: MEA staff and select judges will vote based on submitted materials to determine the 2018 Trusted Tech.
Award Process: The winner is announced at the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards gathering in August. He / she receives an award and certificate, as well as a digital certificate and logos for marketing.