Manasquan, New Jersey – In September 2021 Wintron teamed up with Garmin in an unprecedented campaign to support NMEA’s educational mission by offering to reimburse 100% of its dealers’ NMEA training course tuition expenses. With tuition reimbursement initially set to expire on December 31, 2021, Wintron has extended the deadline to include courses taken through March 30th of this year.

March 30th has come and gone, and Wintron is very pleased to announce that the WINTRON – GARMIN – NMEA reimbursement campaign met with success far beyond anything they could have imagined.

Eddie Winder, president of Wintron, says that, “Industry wide and throughout my entire 40-year career in the wholesale marine electronics business, I have never heard of any other distributor offering this kind of support to the educational mission of NMEA.

“Our installing dealers quickly recognized the value of our offer and took full advantage of it. I am very pleased and proud to announce that we reimbursed NMEA tuition for 65 individuals, totaling nearly $100,000 in reimbursed tuition fees.”

Mr. Winder continues, “We made a fantastic investment and we know that it will pay dividends for years to come. Installing dealers who are abreast of the latest advancements in electronics, and who have mastered the skills required to assure quality installations, are going to provide their customers will a high level of satisfaction that will benefit everyone in the industry, from manufacturers to the folks selling bait at the shore.

“In addition, through the campaign, installing dealers were introduced to Garmin’s dealer installation rebate program. In Garmin’s program, certified installing dealers get cash back from Garmin for simply doing what they do: installing marine electronics! Certified installers can also help customers by offering extended warranties.

“NMEA benefited, too, as many of the dealers were new to NMEA and became members.

“It’s been a WIN-WIN-WIN for everyone involved.

“We owe a special thanks to Garmin for their support. This program would not have been possible without their strong backing.”

Installing dealers who want to participate in Garmin’s dealer installation rebate program should contact us. Please email [email protected] or call 732-449-4211.