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A&W Expo Rocked Big “D”

Attendees pay close attention as A&W President Maher Awad, mic in hand, makes an announcement.

Attendees pay close attention as A&W President Maher Awad, mic in hand, makes an announcement.

DALLAS, TX (05.10.2013) – The 9th Annual A&W Expo rocked Big “D” on Sunday, April 28th.

“We had a terrific event. There was a large turnout of dealers and many brought family members. Seeing our dealers having a good time and thanking them for their business is special for the entire A&W team. With the strong support from our vendor partners we offered terrific expo specials. Sales were up over 30% from last year’s show” A&W President Maher Awad related to 12voltnews.com.

Raul Camargo, order pad in hand, wiring up a Rockford order with this group of dealers.

Raul Camargo, order pad in hand, wiring up a Rockford order with this group of dealers.

The A&W staff worked to reconfigure the company’s Harry Hines facility for the expo. A large portion of the warehouse was set for vendor displays and demo vehicles. Tents were set up side for order writing and a tranquil place for dealers to sit and enjoy delicious items from the buffet.

Rydeen, one of many manufactures who understand the value of dealer shows, displayed its 2013 product line alongside other lines sold by A&W to hundreds of retail store owners, sales personnel and installation technicians.

Bob Connacher, Omega Research, answers a question for one of dozens of dealers he spoke with at the A&W Expo.

Bob Connacher, Omega Research, answers a question for one of dozens of dealers he spoke with at the A&W Expo.

“It was a great turnout and a great venue to meet with retailers, answer questions and provide personalized instruction,” said Robert Haynes, national trainer for Rydeen. “We sincerely appreciate A&W for hosting the event as we thank our other distributors for opening their doors to both vendors and retailers.”

Dealers enjoying a Sunday lunch catered by area restaurant Humperdinks.

Dealers enjoying a Sunday lunch catered by area restaurant Humperdinks.

“Our expo event began on Saturday night with a special evening for our highest volume accounts. A local restaurant, Humperdinks, catered the meal that included shiskabobs and other items from the grill. On Sunday they brought the big grill and we offered burgers and more for the crowd that totaled nearly 400” Awad added.

Omega’s Bob Connacher stated to 12voltnews.com “We were so busy and wrote a ton of business. Dealers wanted to know more about our OmegaLink plug and play units and of course the AL1850 was so strong. When I went by on Monday, following the show, I could hardly believe the Omega orders stacked up to be shipped.”

Pete Daley (L), Marketing Professionals, showing one of Power Acoustik's latest products.

Pete Daley (L), Marketing Professionals, showing one of Power Acoustik’s latest products.

“I have worked the A&W show for six years and this was the best to date. There is so much interest in PAC line and the Power Acoustik mini amps were put on many order at the show” Marketing Professionals Pete Daley commented to 12voltnews.com.

“A&W really put on a professional event. Everyone including their staff, the reps and most importantly their dealers were treated like VIP’s. Great food, supportive staff and incredible pricing had quality dealers ready to write orders. A&W has developed a very loyal dealer network for Logic SoundLabs. Almost every account I spoke with was very happy with the quality, features and profitability with the Logic line” Rick Andersen, Logic SoundLab’s National Sales Manager relayed to 12voltnews.com.

Vendors were busy all around the show floor.

Vendors were busy all around the show floor.

AlphaNav, Rydeen and RaceSport are three lines Alan Wojtas and Associates reps to A&W. “The team at A&W do a great job with these three lines. They have a very good fill rate on orders and their sales staff is knowledgeable. This year’s show produced very good sales and we are all looking for a strong season” Wojtas commented to 12voltnews.com.

Members of the A&W sales staff and show models paused for a photo op.

Members of the A&W sales staff and show models paused for a photo op.

Julio Reyes, International Sales Manager for Maxxsonics USA, stated “The A&W Distributor show was a huge success for our brands. More dealers attend this year than last, proving that A&W has what it takes to get business done and keep their customers excited.”

“The 2013 season has started on a high note and, based on what we heard from our dealers at this show, we look for a very good year. A huge A&W thank you to all who worked so hard to made this show a success for our dealers” Awad concluded.

A special time at the A&W Expo entered on company awards presented to employees for years of service and performance. Employee images on a large screen added to the award ceremony.

For more information, visit www.awdistributors.com.

A&W Expo models (L-R) Adaleigh, Andrea and Raven) took a moment to welcome Maxxsonics' Armando Triana to Dallas. Armando thinks working distributor shows is a very good gig.

A&W Expo models (L-R) Adaleigh, Andrea and Raven) took a moment to welcome Maxxsonics’ Armando Triana to Dallas. Armando thinks working distributor shows is a very good gig.

Julio Reyes, Maxxsonics USA Int'l Sales Manager, is flanked by Maher (L) and Maged Awad. The trio is pictured with the "Rockin' Partner Hall of Fame Award honoring A&W as the top Maxxsonics distributor for 2012.

Julio Reyes, Maxxsonics USA Int’l Sales Manager, is flanked by Maher (L) and Maged Awad. The trio is pictured with the “Rockin’ Partner Hall of Fame Award honoring A&W as the top Maxxsonics distributor for 2012.