Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, recognized its leading franchise owners during its 13th annual International Franchise Convention in February.
Tint World’s convention pivoted to a virtual event due to safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its virtual nature, the event still included vendor training, Q&A sessions and the annual awards ceremony.
The conference featured keynote speakers Cordell Riley, a top franchising professional who has spent 20 years helping businesses thrive, and Dorien Morin-van Dam, a marketing specialist that works with various entrepreneurs, eCommerce and international brands.
“This year’s event is a little different from previous years because we had to host it virtually,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, CEO and president of Tint World. “While we were not able to enjoy being in person, we were dedicated to giving our franchisees the same experience as in years past. Our franchise owners still were able to enjoy vendor training and several Q&A sessions geared toward enhancing their knowledge.
“With that said, our franchisees are always looking for ways to improve and better their companies. Despite the challenges, we were able to thrive in 2020 without losing a single franchise. We look to building on that momentum moving forward in 2021.”
Tint World presented these awards at the 2021 Tint World International Franchise Convention:
Top Gun Franchise Award: Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York)
Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (U.S): Austin Gurba (Olathe, Kansas)
Franchise Ambassador of the Year Award (Canada): Robert Lebovic (Pickering, Ontario)
Franchise Mentor of the Year Award: Jason Heller (Wilmington, Delaware)
Local Marketing Impact Award: Dee Patel (Chamblee, Georgia)
Rookie of the Year Award: Greg and Melissa Alan (San Marcos, California)
Most Improved Franchise Award: Mark Eastland (Hutto, Texas)
Brand Ambassador Vendor of the Year Award: AAMP Global
Manufacturing Vendor of the Year Award: Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc.
Best Performing Franchise Award: Todd and Michelle Simms (St. Petersburg, Florida); Jason Hempel (Katy, Texas)
Outstanding Growth Award: Sam Jowkari (Missouri City, Texas); Tom and Drew Nixon (Charleston, South Carolina); Scott Lemmon (Cumming, Georgia)
Social Media Achievement Award: Todd and Michelle Simms (St. Petersburg, Florida); Santiago and Dominica Rojas (Massapequa Park, New York); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Grapevine, Texas); Randy Silver and Austin Silver (Cary, North Carolina); Pete and Barbra Muller (Longwood, Florida); Jeff and Penny Rackley (The Colony, Texas); Arif Notta (Dallas, Texas); Chris and Michelle Mays (Port Charlotte, Florida); Greg and Melissa Alan (San Marcos, California); Sohail and Talha Khan (Livonia, Michigan); LeRoy Schubert (Sterling, Virginia); Jian Guan (San Diego, California); Michael Richards and Dylan Thiel (Rowlett, Texas); Todd and Michelle Simms (Palm Harbor, Florida)