Pioneer Car Electronics Distributor Honors Announced

Every year the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by honoring its top three distributors in the United States, rewarding them for the past year’s accomplishments. “2015 Distributor of the Year” went to Audio America, Audio Electronics Distributing, and S.O.S. Associates for their outstanding service and dedication in helping Pioneer achieve its business goals. Among the three awarded, S.O.S. Associates was also honored with the prestigious “Overall Distributor of the Year Award.”

Pioneer evaluates distributors on overall sales, accurate monthly sales and inventory (S&I), execution of dealer agreements, assistance with dealer programs, speedy distribution of information to dealers, management and trainings, and commitment to customer service. The three distributors recognized consistently excel and deliver in these categories.

“We work with a great bunch of people and we’re excited to be able to recognize their hard work. Our distributors deserve recognition for helping Pioneer succeed and we want to focus attention on the top performers in the field and say thank you for their commitment to our business. Congratulations to Audio America, Audio Electronics Distributing, and S.O.S. Associates,” said Kevan Morris, executive vice president of sales for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Pioneer also honored internal employees for their hard work and dedication to the company. Harry Kroll, senior national training manager for the Car Electronics Division, received the “Corporate Leader of the Year” award for his work, having trained Pioneer employees, dealers and distributor network for more than 26 years.

Nick Czupek, district sales manager (DSM) for the Car Electronics Division, was presented with the “DSM of the Year Award.” Czupek covers the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, providing excellent service to the accounts in his territory. Czupek won this prestigious title once before in the nine years he has been with the company.

For 2015, Pioneer created a new award for internal “Sales Leader of the Year” to acknowledge outstanding sales performance during the year that has helped the company achieve its sales goals. The first employee to win the award is Nina Contreras, who has been with the company for 24 years and was selected as the winner for the strong relationships she has built with Pioneer’s customers, as well as her daily work helping the DSMs with orders and facilitating communication between the DSMs and corporate management.

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., is a preeminent manufacturer of leading-edge technology solutions for the mobile electronics aftermarket. Its affiliate Pioneer Automotive Technologies, Inc. (PAT) is a key supplier for Tier 1 automotive entertainment systems and components to vehicle manufactures. Pioneer is focused on creating the ultimate in-car entertainment experience with high performance audio and video components as well as connectivity with today’s smart devices. Building on more than 75 years of electronics experience, Pioneer has expanded into the cycle sports industry, designing world-class power meters and cycle computers for professional athletes and cycling enthusiasts.

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