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Stillwater Designs, manufacturer of KICKER products, recently awarded Gem-Sen as International Distributor-of-the-Year representing the Americas, for its outstanding record in sales and customer service. Stillwater Designs recognizes its best distributors from around the world annually for their hard work and dedication.

“They consistently go above and beyond just supplying product,” said Bart Deal, KICKER Director of International Sales. “They help the Canadian retailers market and promote to better serve the consumer.”

Gem-Sen, located in Concord, Ontario, has been going above and beyond for more than 10 years, creating a better overall experience for the consumer, according to Stillwater Designs.

Stillwater Designs recognizes each member of the Gem-Sen crew (Dave Singh, Melissa Mastrogiacomo, Mike Danbrook and Mike O’Connor) as a shining example of marketing prowess, and KICKER is grateful to Gem-Sen and its continuing dedication to the brand’s slogan and motto, “Livin’ Loud.”  

Consumers needing more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at Follow KICKER socially at, or

It’s been over two decades since 12-volt expert Chuck McLennan has been able to call himself a Stillwater Designs employee, but he never lost his fondness for the mobile-audio manufacturer. After 23 years of gaining experience and prowess at several reputable marketing and sales companies, McLennan is returning to where he started his audio career as the new KICKER Channel-Development Specialist.

“We have found our ‘tall-order’ man,” said Charlie Schultz, KICKER Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning

His homecoming to KICKER will have him working to increase sales and build product awareness of the Vehicle-Specific Solutions (VSS™) line across the country.

McLennan’s interest was a stroke of luck for the Sales team, who had a big role to fill. Finding an individual with automotive and sales experience, an extensive knowledge of all car audio and the ability to test equipment seemed nearly impossible until McLennan’s name came across Schultz’s desk. Back in 1988 when McLennan began working with KICKER product as a Technical Representative, he was able to have his hands in various areas of the business. He helped build and maintain demo vehicles, trained dealers and traveled to many trade shows.

KICKER® Highlights Big Bass and Innovation at the 2024 KnowledgeFest in Las Vegas

STILLWATER, USA – KICKER® returns to the MEA KnowledgeFest at the Paris Hotel and Convention Center, February 2-4. The brand will be unveiling two new training courses from the KICKER Tech Force, along with being headquartered in booth 706, facing the Main Entrance of the show floor.

KICKER premiers a bevy of new products on the show floor, including an expansion of the Pro Class, Marine, Powersports, and 12-volt product lines. including new Dual L7T Truck-Specific Enclosures. A perfect, form-fitting under-seat solution for select versions of the Ford® F-150®, Chevy®Silverado® and GMC® Sierra®, and RAM®, these truck enclosures house a pair of Solo-Baric® L7T thin subwoofers in heavily braced MDF enclosures, delivering up to 1,200 watts RMS. KICKER audiophile-grade KS-Series 3-Way Component Systems also debut as a drop-in solution for select models of GM®, Ford, Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge®, and more.

Showgoers will preview the powerful new Warhorse™ line of high-power amplifiers and branded accessories. In addition to a new line of power wire and distribution solutions, the WXA3600.1 bass amp and four-channel WXA1000.4 will both be on display at the show. A perfect match to KICKER SoloX subwoofers and Warhorse line, the ST Street-Series of midrange and bullet tweeters will also be on display. 

Powersports amplification will also have a strong showing with the PXA-Series line of waterproof amplifiers on display, in addition to the new KPX line of compact amplifiers.

A custom-wrapped GMC Sierra will be in the booth showcasing four 15-inch SoloX subwoofers in a powerful 8,000-watt system. The rear of the truck features a completely independent system, perfect for tailgating. KMA-Series Marine Amplifiers, the KICKER KXMARLC Multi-Zone Controller, KM Tower Systems, and TB-Series Tube Subwoofer Systems make it a party the moment it is parked. In 2024, the truck will tour across the country, attending shows and inspiring KICKER dealers from coast to coast.

Jacob Luckey of the KICKER Tech Force will conduct two training courses during the weekend. Focusing on the ST-Series of high-power midrange and tweeters, Luckey will review the features of the “PA”-style drivers and how to properly power them. The second class will cover marine audio system design and installation best practices.  The first training is on Friday at 3 p.m., and the second is on Saturday at 4:45 p.m. Both classes will be held in Versailles 2.

For more details, attendees can visit

KICKER Performance Audio products, a division of Stillwater Designs and Audio, Inc.®, are available for the mobile and home audio aftermarket at authorized retailers worldwide, and also as Original Equipment for boat and automobile manufacturers. Consumers seeking more information on KICKER or Livin’ Loud® may call the Consumer Information Line at 1-800-256-5425 or visit the brand website at Consumers can follow KICKER socially at,,, or, and use the hashtags #kickeraudio and #livinloud.

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