Carrie Sahotsky • (805) 484-4355
• Orca and Mobile Solutions will host a “Best of” training session at KnowledgeFest
• Panel features instructors of previous Orca-sponsored classes at Mobile Solutions, including Installer of the Year Chris Pate
• “We want it to be a bunch of guys sitting around talking shop and looking at installs with our panel and enjoying some pizza in the process. We hope that the tools and techniques they’ll experience from the projects our collaboration has produced will inspire them to want to be better at their profession. We want to give them some great ideas to put into practice when they get back to their shops.”
Special two-hour session to recount best work and techniques on class vehicle projects
CAMARILLO, CALIF., July 30, 2018 (MEDIAWIRE) –
Orca Design and Manufacturing will host an all-invited gathering in conjunction with fabrication training company and product supplier Mobile Solutions, just prior to the opening of the upcoming KnowledgeFest tradeshow and education conference, August 17-19 in Dallas. The Focal & Mosconi Master Tech Training workshop will take place August 16 at the Dallas Convention Center in room C141, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The goal of the workshop is to share innovative design ideas and fabrication techniques performed by guest instructors at previous Orca / Mobile Solutions Master Tech training classes.
Over the past two years, Orca has sponsored four Master Tech training sessions, paying for installers at qualifying Focal, Mosconi and Illusion Audio retailers to attend the exclusive classes at Mobile Solutions. In addition to lead instructor and Mobile Solutions founder Bryan Schmitt, an award-winning group of guest instructors have been on hand to teach the latest techniques. The highlight of each class is a live installation by the instructor group on a project vehicle, performed over the three-day period using products from Orca’s represented brands.
The KnowledgeFest workshop panel will include Schmitt and Nalaka Adikari, sales director for Orca, along with current Installer of the Year Chris Pate. It will also feature former Installers of the Year Matt Schaeffer, Juan (JT) Torres and Tom Miller, along with current Top 12 Installer Sage Weir. The group will highlight different aspects of past projects to discuss the tools used, design philosophies, processes, problems and solutions that resulted in the finished work.
Attendees will also gain tips on system design, construction and fabrication—including creating two- and three-dimensional drawings—and get instruction on how to better manage and price custom labor.
“Despite the name of the workshop, it’s really going to be a casual affair,” said Adikari. “We want it to be a bunch of guys sitting around talking shop and looking at installs with our panel and enjoying some pizza in the process. We hope that the tools and techniques they’ll experience from the projects our collaboration has produced will inspire them to want to be better at their profession. We want to give them some great ideas to put into practice when they get back to their shops.”
KnowledgeFest attendees can reserve a seat in the workshop at https://mea-events.as.me/orca4. Attendees can visit Orca on the KnowledgeFest show floor in booth No. 120, and reserve seats in its Focal, Mosconi and Illusion Audio workshops at https://mea-events.as.me/orca.
About Orca Design and Manufacturing
Based in Southern California, Orca acts as importer/distributor, designer and manufacturer for a variety of notable brands. We are the sole U.S. distributor for Focal mobile audio, and import speakers by GLADEN Audio of Germany and Italian-made Mosconi amplifiers. In addition, we design quality products under the Illusion Audio brand, and offer Blackhole damping materials and Raven pure ribbon tweeters for home and mobile installations alike. For more information, visit our website at orcadesign.com.
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