Dallas - Kenwood came to MERA's KnowledgeFest with a $300 rebate for its flagship DVD/navigation system, a new Eastern regional sales manager, and an announcement that more than 190 dealers won an all-expense-paid vacation for two to Jamaica.
The rebate program runs from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 for consumers who buy the company's DNX9980HD in-dash DVD/navigation receiver.
The rebate is a follow-up to the annual rebate program run in the summer in conjunction with Garmin. That program targeted three Kenwood in-dash A/V-navigation units, including the flagship, all with Garmin technology. The rebates ran from $100 to $300 depending on the model.
"Considering the tough economy, this is a perfect time to drive consumer floor traffic to Kenwood Excelon dealers and increase ASPs in the process," said sales VP Dave Hoag.
In new personnel, the company announced the appointment of Ed Meenan to the position of Eastern regional sales manager. He has more than 20 years of CE experience, the majority of that in regional and national sales manager positions. Most recently he was with Eclipse by Fujitsu Ten, where he established the company's expediter sales program. He has also had sales management experience with Clifford, Code Alarm and Boomerang Tracking.
In updating the progress of its annual six-month-long dealer incentive program, the company said more than 190 dealers will get an all-expense-paid vacation for two in Jamaica from Oct. 8-16.
"Amidst this year's tumultuous market, a record number of dealers placed their focus on Kenwood, achieved their individual sales goals, and will soon be Jammin' in Jamaica with Kenwood," said Hoag.