WESTON, Fla. — Tint World has announced Rodney Thiel as its 2014 Franchisee of the Year, according to a press release.

Thiel will be recognized at the International Franchisee Association 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., said the release. Thiel will have the opportunity to discuss franchise opportunities with members of Congress at the event.

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More than 500 franchise business leaders will meet at the Sept. 16 event to discuss issues like minimum wage, the Affordable Care Act, changes to overtime regulations and business tax extenders, stated the release.

Thiel owns Tint World Grapevine in Texas. Before joining the company he served as director of technology for Deloitte University, noted the release.

Tint World provides window tinting and security film services in the U.S. Its Tint World Automotive Styling Centers specialize in mobile electronics, performance and styling accessories, custom wheel and tire packages, auto detailing and reconditioning services, reported the release.

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