Aquion Inc. Promotes Edward Meil

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Aquion
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Meil promoted to vice president of finance and administration

Edward Meil has been promoted from corporate controller to vice president of finance and administration of Aquion Inc. His position with the company has been expanded to include the corporate human resources function and he will continue to report to Cal Stuart, president and CEO of Aquion.

Publication Date: 
September 11, 2012

Carmel Financial Corporation

Providing consumer financing options to the water industry

Address

101 E. Carmel Drive
Carmel, IN 46032
USA
Phone: 800-964-0672
Fax: 866-664-4329

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EcoWater Systems LLC

Since 1925, EcoWater Systems has developed innovative, high-quality water treatment systems sold through our network of authorized dealerships. Today, we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential water treatment systems, designed and manufactured at our St. Paul, MN and Ripley, MS facilities, with a network of approximately 345 U.S. and Canada dealerships. EcoWater is a member company of The Marmon Group, an international company of over 140 autonomous manufacturing and service companies and a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Company.

Address

P.O. Box 64420
St. Paul, MN 55164
United States
Phone: 888-560-6881
Fax: 651-731-7497

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The Power of the Payment

Does your dealership offer financing? I hope not. That may be a shocking statement coming from the sales manager of a finance company, but allow me to explain.

Pick up your local newspaper or listen to a local radio station—everyone from plumbers to roofers “offers financing.” If you or your staff are using those words when speaking to customers or in advertisements, then you are just one of the pack. Your message lacks focus and becomes meaningless, which could cause customers to drift away, thinking they cannot afford to buy a quality water system for their home.

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Improving sales with effective use of financing

About The Author: 

Gary Lukoski is sales manager for ISPC. Lukoski can be reached at gary@ispcfinancing.com or 800.345.4772.

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012
Activation Date: 
June 18, 2012
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Facing Financing Challenges

In the spring of 2009, Water Quality Products (WQP) talked to Steve Webb, EcoWater VP of dealer sales and marketing, about the current state of financing for independent dealers. WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm checked in with Webb to talk about what has changed since their last discussion.

Rebecca Wilhelm: How has the financing issue impacted dealers?  

About The Author: 

Rebecca Wilhelm is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Wilhelm can be reached at bwilhelm@sgcmail.com.

Steve Webb is EcoWater VP of dealer sales and marketing. Webb can be reached at webbs@ecowater.com.

Publication Date: 
June 1, 2010
Activation Date: 
June 1, 2010
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Grow Your Business & Margins, Even Now

The recession has caused businesses and consumers to tighten their belts, rethink purchases and attempt to negotiate prices at every opportunity. Selling and financing in this environment is difficult, yet savvy dealers are able to grow their sales and even their margins. How do they do it? The following is a compilation of the best business and financing practices by water quality dealers that are not only surviving but thriving.

Analyze Your Business

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Ten guidelines for growing your business

About The Author: 

Carol Francis is marketing manager for TimePayment Corp. Francis can be reached at 877.868.3800 or by e-mail at carol.francis@timepaymentcorp.com.

Publication Date: 
June 1, 2010
Activation Date: 
June 1, 2010
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Factoring in Finance Companies

Every dealership has an opinion on what is most important in a finance company. Some care only about the interest rate the customer will pay; others worry more about how they will be treated or how quickly their loans will be funded.

By focusing on only one specific aspect of a program, a dealer may be missing out on some great financing opportunities. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to what makes the best finance company. Here is a look at just some of the criteria to consider.

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Selecting the right finance company for your dealership

About The Author: 

Andrea McCullion is vice president of sales and marketing for Aqua Finance Inc. McCullion can be reached at andreas@aquafinance.com or 800.234.3663.

Publication Date: 
February 24, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 24, 2012
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Tough Times, Tougher Financing

It’s been a tough couple of years for the financing industry. Homeowners, once considered the safest borrowers, were defaulting on loans as foreclosures increased. This factor alone has caused finance companies to rethink credit models and underwriting guidelines.

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Tips from a finance company’s perspective

About The Author: 

Joseph Helstom is chief financial officer of Carmel Financial. Helstrom can be reached at joeh@carmelfinancial.com.

Publication Date: 
May 31, 2011
Activation Date: 
May 31, 2011
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Partners in Profit

Dealers seem to be of two opinions when it comes to consumer finance companies: some can’t live with them and some can’t live without them. While some dealers thrive without offering any financing, most dealerships could benefit from a partnership with a finance company. Because of the tumultuous nature of the financing market over the past two years, it is understandable that some dealers are wary of finance companies.

But as the economy improves and credit starts flowing again, dealers who embrace financing in this new economy can pull ahead of competitors and close more sales.

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Building strong finance company relationships

About The Author: 

Andrea McCullion is vice president of sales and marketing for Aqua Finance Inc. McCullion can be reached at andreas@aquafinance.com or 800.234.3663.

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
Activation Date: 
March 24, 2011
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22612

Grow Your Business and Margins, Even Now

Ten guidelines for growing your business

About The Author: 

Carol Francis is marketing manager for TimePayment Corp. Francis can be reached at 877.868.3800 or by e-mail at carol.francis@timepaymentcorp.com.

Activation Date: 
May 27, 2010
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