Gunder & Associates Receives Rep of the Year

Friday, April 20, 2007

Chandler, Ariz. - The HVAC Advanced Products Division of Mitsubishi Electric awarded Gunder & Associates, Inc., Dallas, the distinction of 2006 Manufacturer's Representative Agency of the Year at its annual Distributor Conference, February 6-9, 2007, Sheraton Resort & Spa at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Ariz. As the 2006 Manufacturer's Representative of the Year, Gunder & Associates played a key role in the overall success of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, according to Bud Nardello, national sales director.

The Manufacturer's Representative of the Year award acknowledges a representative's overall growth in sales territory and commitment to the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance program.

"Gunder & Associates has been a long-time supporter of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC and our products" says Nardello. "Last year, we saw just how important their efforts were to the success of our company as a whole, and we look forward to working with them in the future to further strengthen Mitsubishi Electric brand loyalty throughout the South."

During the Distributor Conference, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC also honored Gemaire Distributors, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla., as Distributor of the Year and GSC Ltd., Smith, Bermuda, as International Distributor of the Year. Additionally, five distributors received Excellence in Alliance awards for their commitment to Mitsubishi's Diamond Alliance; 26 distributors received Superior Sales Awards for significantly exceeding their 2006 sales quota; and 43 distributors received Quota Buster Awards for meeting their sales quotas.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division

For more than 25 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of The PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit


A 2006 survey by ACH&R News listed Mitsubishi Electric as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications. In 2004, Mr. Slim received a Bronze Award in ACH&R News' Dealer Design Awards contest and CITY MULTI received a Bronze Award in the HVAC product category in 2005 for Consulting Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year contest. Additionally, in 2003 and 2004, the Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute (ARI) recognized Mitsubishi Electric HVAC for achieving a 100 percent success rate for the Mr. Slim product for three consecutive years. In 2005, CITY MULTI was named as one of the top 100 smart products for buildings by Buildings Magazine.

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