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KICKER Announces Founders Award Winners and Reps-of-the-Year

KICKER recently announced its Founders Award recipients, Reps-of-the-Year, and Rep Firms-of-the-Year for 2015.

KICKER presents its Founders Award to distribution firms in appreciation of their long, productive partnerships with the company. This year KICKER President Steve Irby presented the awards to long-time reps Tom Ebeling of the sales firm Tree and Associates (Chicago, Ill.), Gerry Overweser of Weser Sales (Salinas, Calif.), Kevin and Scott Reil of Reil and Associates (Denver, Colo.), and Ron Holtzman of Tech Marketing (Roswell, Ga.).

KICKER also presented regional Rep Firm-of-the-Year awards to Reil and Associates in the Central Region, Opus Marketing (Bel Air, Md.) in the Eastern Region, Dynamic Sales (Port Richey, Fla.) in the South-Central Region, and Murfco (Murrieta, Calif.) in the Western Region. All four firms showed significant growth and excellence in customer service over the course of 2015.

In addition to the firm awards, KICKER recognizes outstanding regional sales reps. These honorees represent excellence in customer service, responsiveness to KICKER as well as to their clients, and an outstanding overall attitude.  The winners were Steve Abbott of Santa Fe Distributing (Lenexa, Kan.) in the Central Region, Matt Gonzalez of Trent Partners and Associates (New York, N.Y.) in the Eastern Region, Dennis Montgomery of Tech Marketing in the South-Central Region, and Randy Bowen of Murfco in the Western Region.

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 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 Follow KICKER socially at,,, or

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