Eastman Names “2017 National Dealer of the Year” for Window Film Excellence

2017 National Dealer of the Year

March 1, 2018 - USA

Suntrol of Cleveland, Ohio Takes Home Award

Kingsport, Tennessee - February 26, 2018—Eastman Performance Films, LLC, 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, presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual Elite Dealer Conference, held in Carlsbad, California, February 22-25, 2018.

Top dealers come together annually during the Elite Dealer Conference for educational and networking opportunities. This year’s conference, themed “Sharing in Success,” was well-attended by elite dealers from across the United States and Canada. Dealers participated in seminars and training and shared experiences with one another. Eastman also recognized regional dealer achievements in 2017 during the awards dinner.

2017 National Dealer of the Year Award
Suntrol of Cleveland, Ohio
, received the 2017 National Dealer of the Year Award. John Hansen, owner, accepted the award during the celebration. Suntrol was selected from hundreds of dealers based on dealer loyalty, growth and use of Eastman’s exclusive sales and marketing programs.

Their success is built on their company philosophy "Do the right thing…always. Work hard. Tell people the truth. Do your best." Hansen and his team grew sales nearly 200 percent in 2017. They are customer-centric and focus on delivering innovative solutions for their customer’s needs. Working together, Suntrol and Eastman have created unique solutions that save their customers’ glass replacement costs while enhancing the aesthetics of buildings.

“The success Suntrol has enjoyed can be attributed to the strong foundation their business is built upon,” said Darrell Reed, Eastman Performance Films’ sales and marketing director. “Their unwavering customer focus, hard work and dedication is second to none. We’re honored to share in the success Suntrol has experienced and we appreciate the loyalty they’ve shown toward the Eastman product portfolio.”

“On behalf of the Suntrol team, I extend sincere and humble thanks to Eastman for this outstanding recognition,” said Hansen. “It’s incredible to consider, but I started in this business when I was 15, and Suntrol has thrived for more than 40 years. I owe that to a combination of hard work, a dedicated team, great customers, Eastman’s exceptional products and programs, and one amazing wife. Sincere thanks to everyone that has contributed to Suntrol’s success and this very special award recognition.”

Regional Dealer of the Year Awards

2017 Canadian FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Reflex Teinte Inc. of Quebec City, QC
Christian and Eric Bouchard, Owners

2017 Canadian Vista Dealer of the Year
Spectra Light Window Films of Calgary, Alberta

Matt Bell and Doug Klumpp, Owners

2017 Western Vista Dealer of the Year
Scottish Window Tinting of Denver, Colorado

Martin Faith, Owner

2017 Western FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Trimline of Reno, Nevada

Dale Schuler, Owner

2017 Northeast Vista Dealer of the Year
Absolute Perfection of Sykesville, Maryland

Bill Valway, Owner

2017 Northeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Shades of Gray of Feasterville, Pennsylvania

PJ Cronce, Owner

2017 Southeast Vista Dealer of the Year
Super Dave’s Window Tinting of Tallahassee, Florida

David Sills, Owner

2017 Southeast FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Protective Solutions of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Jake Yorkis, Owner

2017 Texas Vista Dealer of the Year
Solarm of Joshua, Texas

Dave Gardner, Owner

2017 Texas FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Jackie Cooper Tint & Electronics of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Donnie Chaffin, Owner

2017 Mid-West FormulaOne Dealer of the Year
Chicago Auto Pros of Chicago, Illinois

Greg Natonson and Jason Otterness, Owners


About Eastman
Eastman Chemical Company is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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