GASTONIA, NC (03.18.2016) – Shiflet Dickson’s 2016 Car Audio Video Expo marked the company’s 27th annual event…and it was BIG. In addition, the event marked Shiflet Dickson’s 61st anniversary. The activities began on Saturday night, March 12th with a dealer appreciation St Patty’s Party that included casino action. Sunday and Monday, March 13th and 14th respectively, it was all business.
David Holland, GM/VP related to 12voltnews.com, “The show weekend was a fantastic success. From the Saturday night St Patty’s Party to the actual show days Sunday and Monday we were slammed. Our show days included sales tips and product training sessions from our vendors. All of our vendors and employees did a great job, especially Sunday, pulling orders and making sure all dealers got their closeout specials and 2016 products ready for shipment Monday.”
In the midst of all the activity Monday, the new roof on the Shiflet Dickson facility began to leak as a result of heavy rain.
Continuing, Holland offered, “We had new dealers from Virginia, Tennessee plus North and South Carolina that attended our show for the first time. Many dealers mentioned to our vendors and staff that they definitely found the trip to Gastonia was well worth the trip.”
JVC Mobile’s Hazim Jainoor relayed to 12voltnews.com “JVC offered killer deals. Powerful demos were JVC’s recipe for success at the Shiflet Dickson event.
CMA Sales was on site representing Rydeen and CRUX. Robb Bagnal commented, “Dealers were definitely interested in the latest from both Rydeen and CRUX. Both of these lines offer new business opportunities for 12volt retailers.”
Directed was in the house with Al Fontaine and Bob Hernandez. Hernandez stated, “The Shiflet show was terrific. Looks like the spring season has kicked off and the DEI security business is strong”
Vendors and staff on-site included: Kicker – Lori Boyer, Tech Marketing – Dennis Montgomery, JVC – Hazin Jainoor, Maxpro Films – Allison and Ricky Parker, Husky Liners – David Koester, Planet Audio/ Boss – Hamed Setarch, Whistler Radar – Bob Perez, Metra – Mike Demeter, Dash Connect – Oleg, Crux & Rydeen – Mark Barber & Rob Bagnal CMA, Powerbass – Brad Fair, Directed Electronics – Al Fontain & Bob Hernandez, Soundstream – Power Accoustik – Farenheit – Chris Gioreano, Bob Anderson, Putco – Steve Starr, Oracal – Eddie Hamilton, Cecil & Robbie Suite CMA, HushMat – Tim McCarthy and Roadview Concept – Dennis Montgomery.
Dave Maxon commented, “The Shiflet Dickson Expo was a great opportunity for our dealers to see, hear and touch the newest products in audio/video in-vehicle integration, HID/LED lighting, truck accessories, window film, remote start, security, radar and floor liners. New lines on the Shiflet Dickson line card for the 2016 Expo included Whistler, Husky Liners, DashConnect and Heise Lighting. We definitely thank our dealers and vendors for coming to our event.”
Visit www.shifletdickson.com for more.