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For the second straight year, DOW Electronics was named the Distributor of the Year (2014-2015) at the 2015 Mobile Electronics Industry Awards. Mobile Electronics magazine determined award winners through the voting of vendors and retailers working in the 12 volt industry.

“This is an incredible honor for us. We worked to continue our growth while maintaining the high level of customer service that DOW’s retailers have come to expect,” stated Dave Elkin, vice president of sales, east at DOW Electronics. “With our acquisition in March, we’ve added to our outstanding sales team and are excited to bring our award winning philosophy to our expanded territory.”

Added Mike Barcia, 12volt strategic sales manager, east with DOW Electronics, “We were proud to have won the award last year, and strived to build upon that level of excellence this year. Our 12volt team has worked hard all year to provide expert product knowledge and customer support. It’s great to see that effort rewarded for a second consecutive year.”

Two vendors distributed by DOW also received honors at this year’s awards. Joining DOW as a back-to-back winner was Firstech LLC as the Top Vendor for Security, Convenience and Safety. Metra Electronics won the Top Vendor for Accessories and Materials.

“To win an award like Distributor of the Year, you need strong partnerships with quality vendors,” stated Mickey Ural, vice president of sales, west. “It’s great to see our partners being recognized for their quality products. We work with the best names in the industry and they support our efforts to engage retailers and promote the industry. Our knowledgeable sales team is already working with vendors to build upon the foundation of success we’ve had over the last two years!”

Award Marks Sixth Win in Eight Years

TAMPA, Fla. (March 8, 2022) – DOW Technologies, the leading independently owned electronics and technology services distributor, was recently awarded Distributor of the Year at the Mobile Electronics Association Industry Awards. DOW also received the award in 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

The Mobile Electronics association presents the awards annually to recognize and honor those in the mobile electronics industry. The Industry Awards are voted on by the retailers and vendors working in the 12Volt industry nationwide.

“I am really proud of the effort our team gives every day,” said Mike Hurwitz, 12volt strategic sales manager. “We are focused on providing our customers the best customer service and this award recognizes the work we’ve put in over the last year.”

“This award recognizes the dedication of our entire company to support our 12Volt customers,” stated senior vice president Dave Elkin. “The sales team provides great service, building meaningful relationships with the customers. Our purchasing team works with our vendor partners to work through inventory and supply chain issues to help customers. And the warehouse teams ensure rapid order processing, getting products shipped out quickly. All of our employees can take pride in being honored by the industry.”

To learn more about DOW Technologies, please visit or call 1.800.627.2900. To read more about the Mobile Electronics Industry Awards, please visit

Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., DOW Technologies is one of the largest independently owned and operated electronics distributors servicing independent retailers in the United States for 63 years. With seven locations serving Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., DOW Technologies focuses on distributing products and technologies that enhance lives at home, work and on the road.

DOW Technologies’ areas of business include:

                       • Car Audio/Video                                       • Custom Integration/Consumer Electronics

                       • Broadband                                              • Satellite & Terrestrial Television

                       • Surveillance                                             • Marine Audio and Accessories

                       • Commercial Audio/Video                          • UCaaS

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