Eastman Names “2018 National Dealer of the Year” for Window Film Excellence

February 27, 2019 - USA

Autoplex of Loveland, Colorado Awarded LLumar® SelectPro National Dealer of the Year

February 27, 2019: Eastman Performance Films, LLC, presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual Elite Dealer Conference, held in Amelia Island, Florida, February 21-24, 2019.

Top dealers come together annually during the Elite Dealer Conference for educational and networking opportunities. The Playbook for Success-themed conference had record turnout with elite dealers from both the United States and Canada in attendance. Dealers participated in seminars and training and shared experiences with one another. Eastman also recognized regional dealer achievements in 2018 during the awards dinner.

2018 NATIONAL DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Autoplex of Loveland, Colorado received the 2018 National Dealer of the Year Award. Josh Elliott, owner, accepted the award during the celebration. Autoplex was selected from hundreds of dealers based on dealer loyalty, growth and use of Eastman’s exclusive sales and marketing programs.

“The success Autoplex has enjoyed can be attributed to their desire to always evolve,” said Darrell Reed, commercial director, Eastman Performance Films. “Their collaborative approach and unwavering focus on innovation, customer service and growth embody everything we look for in a LLumar SelectPro dealer. We’re honored to share in the success Autoplex has experienced and we appreciate the loyalty they’ve shown toward the Eastman product portfolio.”

Autoplex has a long history of outfitting vehicles in Colorado with custom accessories to not only fit their customers’ needs but to also surpass their expectations. Elliott and his team grew sales 120 percent in 2018. They’re positioned to be their customers’ home for everything aftermarket!

When asked what Elliott attributes their success to, he responded, “It's 100 percent our employees. With the culture that Eastman has and the culture that we have, it's just a perfect fit for a partner that's just a perfect match for us. 100 percent hats off to our people that made this possible.”

This year’s National Dealer of the Year will receive the added benefit of a visit from the LLumar Mobile Experience and No. 88 Show Car. Designed to build LLumar brand and product awareness, the trailer features interactive visitor experiences – the highlight being a race car simulator with the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 LLumar Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Show Car.

2018 REGIONAL DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Canadian FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
The Tint Studio of Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta Phuong Tran, Owner

Canadian Vista Dealer of the Year
Spectra Light Window Films of Calgary, Alberta

Matt Bell, Owner

Western Vista Dealer of the Year
Eco-Tint of Las Vegas, Nevada

Mike and Brian Rhodes, Owners

Northeast Vista Dealer of the Year
Atlantic Sun Control of Manassas, Virginia

Chris Baccus and Brien Looney, Owners

Northeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Tint King of Billerica, Massachusetts

Brian Timm, Owner

Southeast Vista Dealer of the Year
Advanced Film Solutions of Lutz, Florida

Mike Feldman and Adam Feldman, Owners

Southeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year Solar
Shade Window Tint of Jacksonville, Florida

Andrew Peeler, Owner

South Central Vista Dealer of the Year
Jackie Cooper Electronics of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Donnie Chaffin, Owner

South Central FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Alta Mere of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greg Goodman, Owner

Mid-West Vista Dealer of the Year
Solartex of Dublin, Ohio

Brad Hulet and Jarett Hulet, Owners

Mid-West FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Chicago Auto Pros of Chicago, Illinois

Greg Natonson, Owner

About Eastman Performance Films, LLC
With more than 60 years of experience, Eastman is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-performance window tint and paint protection film for automotive applications and window film for residential and commercial applications. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, USA and is a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. For more information, visit www.llumar.com.

About Eastman
Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2018 revenues of approximately $10 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

For more information:
Andrea Sanders
andreasanders@eastman.com
314.674.1546