2006 Distributor of The Year

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Chandler, Ariz. - At its recent annual Distributor Conference, February 6-9, 2007, Sheraton Resort & Spa at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Ariz., the HVAC Advanced Products Division of Mitsubishi Electric honored Gemaire Distributors, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla. as the 2006 Distributor of the Year. Gemaire exceeded expectations in 2006 and played an integral role in the overall success of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, according to Bud Nardello, national sales director.

The Distributor of the Year award distinguishes exemplary sales, growth and overall effort with Mitsubishi Electric HVAC products. Along with providing their customers with a complete inventory of high-quality equipment and parts, Gemaire offers unmatched service support and proactive marketing, both of which are integral to their success.

"Having terrific distributors like Gemaire makes it possible for Mitsubishi Electric to continue to increase sales and be the leader in innovation throughout the HVAC industry," says Nardello. "Gemaire went beyond the call to grow the market for Mr. Slim® and CITY MULTI® products in Florida. We appreciate their efforts and look forward to continuing our successful business relationship in 2007."

During the Distributor Conference, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC also honored GSC Ltd., Smith, Bermuda, as International Distributor of the Year and Gunder & Associates, Inc., Dallas, as Manufacturer's Representative 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 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, 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 www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments

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.