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This is a list of VERIFIED Experts and Professionals in the field who can be trusted to give advice and accurate information, along with some of their credentials. These are the people who are at the forefront of the industry, and willing to share their knowledge and expertise to teach those with the same passion for the industry. They are in no particular order. Feel free to do a search and contact your local expert!


Mike Eckley - DOW Electronics - Orlando, FL - 23+ yrs industry experience in retail / installation / fabrication / sales / management. Former factory rep /  demo car builder / R&D for MB Quart, Rockford Fosgate, Lightning Audio, Precision Power, Orion, Lineage Motorsport, and Sony. MERA 2010 top 100 Installer, MECP Master certified, former instructor at R.T.T.I. (alongside Mark Fakuda),


Jeremy Doran - DOW Electronics - Tampa, FL - 17+ yrs in retail sales & installation of audio, security, remote start, and accessories, MECP since 1996, Graduated top of class Mobile Dynamics (Toronto) 1996 with directors endorsement from Derek Lee, Graduate RTTI Top Gun 2000


Rob DeCrane - Soundwaves - Tampa, FL - 15+ yrs in retail sales & installation, and yes, he's the guy from the first ever iPad mini video on Youtube.


Jon Kowanetz - Handcrafted Car Audio - Mesa, AZ - 12+ yrs in retail sales, installation & fabrication, MECP Master certified, MERA Installer of the Year 2010, member of MERA's elite Young Guns panel Knowledgefest 2012


Brad Eubank - Stereo One - Dickson,TN - 22 years experience,Over 30 spl and sq world championships, MECP master installer, MERA Top 10 Installer 2008, co-founder of MECA


Ken Ward - Musicar Northwest - Portland, OR - 26 years experience, former chair of CEA Mobile Education Committee, former member MECP Study Guide Committee, Contributor to 2nd Edition MECP Study Guide and initial Master Exam, former head of largest tech support group in 12-volt industry, former IASCA judge, granted US patent for anti-false-alarm feature now in most car alarms.


Eric Carter - Cartronix - Valparaiso, IN - Top 12 Retailer 2011/2012


Jeremy Clutts - Clutts Customs - Denison, TX - 19+ yrs Exp, MECP since 1994, USACI judge 1997-2000, MECA Judge 2008-Current, MECA Regional OK/TX Director 2011-Current, MECA World Finals SQ Judge 2012


L. Phil Chartier - Encore Automotive Systems - Lowell, MA - Rep Principal, The 12Volt Specialist of New England & Northern/Eastern Regional Sales Manager & Technical/Sales Trainer for Encore Automotive Systems. 20+ years sales and installation experience, former IASCA judge. Former owner of a successful retail store for 12+ years. Managed a successful distribution company for 3+ years, and has been a highly awarded Manufacturer Representative for 7+ years.


Chris Ott - Soundwaves - Tampa, FL - 18+ yrs in retail sales, installation & fabrication, Multiple IASCA-USAC-MECA SQ awards, Team Hybrids member, work has been featured in international news-web-magazines-and on TV (Unique Whips - Miami), and yes, he's the guy from the first ever iPad mini video on Youtube.


Brad Livingston - DOW Electronics - Tampa, FL - 17+ yrs in retail sales & distribution, manufacturer rep for Pioneer electronics 1996-1999


Ben Larson - Sound Connection Inc. - Sartell, MN - MERA Top 100 installer, MERA Top 50 Retailer, Established since 1995, Mobile Dynamics Grad, MECP certified, Mobile Solutions Master Tech Boot Camp Graduate


Spencer Richardson - Distinctive Ride - Wasilla, Alaska - 7+ years experience, ASE master certified, MECP certified, HID Specialist


Ray West - Sonus Car Audio - Clarksville, TN - MERA Top 12 installer, MERA Retailer of the year, MECP Advanced certified, ASE 6 certified,

founding member of Team Badass


Mike Thomas - Audio Video Extremes - Saint Cloud, MN - 13+ years experience, MECP Advanced certified, specializes in remote starts, custom fabrication, OEM integration and SQ vehicles


TC Holliday - Nu Image Audio - Salina, KS - 10+ years in industry, Mobile Dynamics graduate, MECP Advanced certified, Sonus Summit Graduate


William Collier - Jimmy's Car Stereo - Montgomery, AL -  15+ years experience, DB drag racing and Iasca SPL world champion


SunsetBlvd Ken - Sunset Blvd Music - Murray, KY - 22 Years of experience in sales, installation, fabrication, management, and pimpin'


Micah Williams - Sonus Car Audio - Clarksville, TN - 18+ year industry veteran, Master Fabricator, 8 time Installer of the Year nomination and finalist. 2012 Retailer of the Year. Founder of the Sonus Summit training seminars, member of MERA's elite Young Guns panel Knowledgefest 2012


Jerrold Branch - Mobile Solutions - Virginia Beach, VA - 15+ years in sales, management and installation of mobile electronics. MECP

Advanced certified


Parish Tanner - Ocala Car Audio - Ocala, FL -  18+ years, MECP certified, American Boat & Yacht council certified electrical, MERA Retailer of the Year 2012


Joe O'Byrne - Brentwood Car Audio - Brentwood, CA - 25 years in Retail sales, Installation, and Fabrication experience, well known as a

Security Specialist with over 20K car alarms done and counting


Joe Zelano - Elite Audio - Spartanburg, SC - 24 years experience, Retail and Installation. 12 Volts Top 12, Top 50 Retailer, Top 50 Installer, IASCA Judge, MECA Judge, Installer Institute instructor and graduate,  RTTI Top Gun graduate, MSE and Autosound 2000 attendee , IASCA, MECA and DB Drag Finalist. Show Promoter and all the other stuff that goes with this lifestyle


TJ Bruno - Autosound Company-  Plainville, MA -  5+ years installing, MECP Advanced certified, Auto Security and Remote Start specialist


B.J. Curcio - After FX Customs - Stamford, CT - Installer/fabricator 8yrs experience, 4 yrs sales experience, graduate of RITOP mobile electronics school, former MECA SPL state record holder


Joshua Landau - JML Audio of St. Louis - St Louis, Missouri - Named Elettromedia USA Retailer of the Year 2011,

MERA "Top 100 Installers"  '05-'06, '06-'07, '07-'08, '08-'09, ’09-‘10, '10-'11, & '11-'12,

MERA "Top 50 Retailers"  '05-'06, '06-'07, '08-'09, ’09-‘10, '10-'11, & '11-'12


Jason Ewing - ADS / Idatalink / Encore - Port Vue, PA - 22 year veteran installer. Prior IASCA pro competitor and install judge. Technical support and R&D at Idatalink. Technical director at Encore Automotive Systems. MECP advanced installer. Built several vehicles for display at SEMA in various years, cast member of "Pimp My Ride" and all around funny guy.


Jon Webb - Performance Audio - Las Vegas, NV - MERA 2010-2011 Installer of the Year, MERA 2011-2012 Top 100 Installers, MERA 2010-2011 Top 12 Retailers, Audison FULL DA graduate, Mobile Solutions Master Tech graduate.


Steve Ledford - Area-41 Customs - Kennesaw, GA - MECP Master certified, ASE A6, DEI Snake Pit training, Autopage certified training, Certified Rostra Cruise Technician, Parrot Certified Technician. 2005-2006 ME-Mag Top 100, Top 10 2010 and 2011


Mike Schwitz - Sound Connection Inc - St. Joseph, MN - 12+ years professional installation experience, MERA top 100 Installers, MERA top 50 retailer, 3x Usaci world finals judge, 4 years Usaci Spl judge upper Midwest, Multiple SEMA builds for optima batteries, Specializing in custom fabrication, sq and spl builds, Multiple Usaci state records and state record builds.


Rich DeSclafani - NAV-TV - Boca Raton, FL - National Sales manager and Technical Support manager, 16+ Years experience in the 12V industry: Sales, Technical, Installation, Consulting, Expediter, Retail, MERA-Mobile Electronics Retailers Association factory sales rep of the year 2012


Brian Piwonski - Hamilton Car Audio & Security - Winnipeg, MB, Canada - 17+ Yrs experience, 12 volt expert specializing in car audio and fabrication.


Jeremy Lambertson - Driven Sound & Security - Negaunee, MI - 18+ yrs of professional installation and sales experience, Remote Start and Security specialist,


Mike Barcia - Maximum Audio Video - Tampa, FL. -  20+ years of 12 volt industry experience, MERA Top 12 Retailer 2011-2012, NOPI Certified Judge, Cruzin Customz Judge, Personally owned and built 7 magazine quality show vehicles, Common Treads Magazine Contributing Photographer, 22 year Car and Truck Show Promoter and 11 year Negative Camber FL. Chapter Rep.


Josh Gobble - Dynamic Audio Design- Goshen, IN. 10+ yrs experience. Mobile Dynamics Grad 03. Awarded Outstanding Achievement. MECP 1st Class


Brad Marvin - S&C Automotive - Urbandale, Iowa - 10 + yrs experience, OEM Integration, Auto Security & Remote Start specialist


Greg Kopp - GDK Electronics - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada -  25+ years automotive repair and electronics experience. Specializing in remote starters/security systems.


Ian Worrall - DAS - Enola, Pa - 15+ years, Product Specialist and Tech Support for Consumer Electronics Department. Experience in custom fabrication, Multiple Award winning SEMA builds, Car Show planner/promoter/judge for a variety of events on the East Coast


Jeff Meece - Meece Car Audio - Lancaster, CA -  20 plus years experience, Mecp Master, 2010 top 10 Mobile Electronics installer. 2010-11 top 50 retailer. MERA presenter 2011 and 2012. CES top 10 installation 2012... and yes, he's the dude on the cover of the new MECP Advanced Study guide.


Jason Kranitz - Kingpin Car & Marine Audio - Wilsonville, Oregon - 22 years of dedication to the craft of great audio and a Master of fabrication. MECP Master installer, MERA retailer of the year,MERA top 12 finalists, MERA young guns panel, 32 Magazine articles, Featured reality build in Ride Culture the Movie, member of MERA's elite Young Guns panel Knowledgefest 2012


Jay Kent, EET, CETm - Rancho Cucamonga, CA - 23 year veteran of the mobile audio industry. Started as an installer apprentice, and have worked in every aspect of the industry, from retail to wholesale to product development (speakers, amplifiers, processing, source units, and navigation) to sales at every channel. I also train OEM technicians to work with and around aftermarket equipment.


Chad Beyer - Radioactive - Tullahoma, TN -  25+ years experience retail sales and installation. MERA Top 100 Installers 2010,


Mitch Schaffer - Mobile Edge - Lehighton, PA. - 22 Years in the industry. 19 years as a shop owner. Named one of the top 12 Mobile Electronics Retailers in the country every year from 2008-2012. 2010 Mobile Electronics Retailer of the Year. Published in various industry and consumer magazines. Speaker at Knowledgefest. Author of the Ultimate Remote Car Starter Buying Guide.


Bryan Piper - Innovative Audio & Styling - Albuquerque, NM - 27 years experience, Car Audio National Series (CAN) Competitor, Certified Judge and Judge Trainer.  IASCA  Competitor, Certified Judge and Judge Trainer.  USAC Competitor and Judge,  MECA  competitor, Judge, and Trainer.  MB Quart Competition Support Team in 2000-2001.  Mobile Electronics Magazine’s Top 100 Installers 2010-2011 and 2012.


Joe Cassity - Tunes & Tint / Alarms Etc - Lakeland, FL -16+ yrs experience in sales, installation, and management. MERA Top 50 retailer 3 yrs running.  MECP Advanced certified, ASE A6 certified, MERA, ICE, CEA member


James Drinkut  - Tunes & Tint / Alarms Etc - Lakeland, FL - 20+ yrs experience, Former Installer Institute Instructor, MECP Master certified, MERA  Top 12 Installers. MERA, ICE, CEA member


Brandon Green- The Car Audio Shop- St. Louis, MO- MECP Master Certified Technician, 2011 MECP SME, Installer Institute Graduate- 19+ years installation experience (Mobile Audio and Video, Security & Remote Start, Custom Fabrication, and more)- Built or teamed with others on vehicles for display and/or competition at SEMA, CES, MECA, IASCA, USACi, dbDrag, Spring Break Nationals, manufacturer specific competitions, as well as industry magazine cover and articles


Jason Robertson - Audiovox / All Wired - East Meadow, NY - Tech support rep for Audiovox for over 8 yrs, expert in expeditor product installation and procedures, also specializes in wiring race/street performance cars from the ground up. ie: adding gauges, to installing fuel injection, multiple stage nitrous systems, data loggers, etc.


Dan Ungaro - Soundscape Car Audio, Plano TX. 13+ years experience in installation, custom fabrication and retail sales.


Nelson Hays - Bobwires Audio - Ketchikan, AK - 8+ years industry experience in sales, installation, and fabrication. Mobile Dynamics Grad '06. MECP Master certified at 20 years old.


John Schwartz - Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security - Anchorage, Alaska - 22+ years industry experience as an installer, remote start and security specialist, and owner. MECP certified. 2011 MERA Retailer of the Year, Mera Member Young Gunz Panel, Chamber of Commerce Finalist for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Former CompuStar Tech Manager, Global trainer for CompuStar


Russ Balazs - Octave - Orlando, FL - ME Mag "Top 100 Installer" 2010, 2011, 2012. 17+ years experience sales, installation, fabrication - Specializing in SQ oriented systems, Built demo cars for METRA, JL Audio, Kenwood. Car builds featured in "Car Audio and Electronics" magazine. Worked alongside car audio legend Dave "Fishman" Rivera for 5 years


Don Lester - (Integrity Marketing Group) 10yrs + Experience in Retail Sales, Installation & 2yrs + Manufacture Rep in the southeast for Focal, Arc Audio, Hushmat, Elettromedia (Audison/Hertz), Illusion Audio, Mosconi, Gladen Audio, Blackhole Damping & H&H Sports Protection.


Tony Dehnke - Driven Audio - Abbotsford, BC. Canada - 18+ years experience, former Factory Rep for Clarion, Rockford Fosgate, Focal, Audison and JBL. Former DB Drag Judge, IASCA trained judge.


Ryan Kuhlmann - St. Peters,MO - Sony Tech Team - 15+ years of experience in installation, sales and fabrication. MECP Advanced, BA-Graphic Design, specializes in smartphone integration