AHA Distributing acquires Electronics Source Distributors
AHA Distributing (located in Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte) has acquired fellow Catalyst AV Distributors Group member, Electronics Source Distributors.
Electronics Source Distributors is a CEDIA channel solutions-specialized distributor based in Boynton Beach, Florida. Via the new deal, AHA is expanding its reach to South Florida and Caribbean markets and growing its arsenal of CEDIA channel brands that can be delivered the same-day/next-day throughout Florida.
“I’m extremely pleased and excited to see Electronics Source become part of AHA Distributing,” Mike Hench, founder and president of Electronics Source, said in a statement. “This is a real benefit for all the dealers and will greatly enhance AHA Distributing’s presence in the entire state of Florida and the Caribbean.”
All the lines that Electronics Source offered to its Florida/Caribbean markets will remain available from the Boynton Beach location. Through the acquisition, Electronics Source’s lines are now available at AHA Tampa. Its lines include Onkyo, Screen Innovations, Seura, Total Control, Tivo and URC.
“We have tremendous respect for what Mike Hench and Electronics Source achieved in Florida and Caribbean and are excited to now make these markets part of the AHA family,” AHA founder and CEO, Chris Gilray said in a statement.
“Dealers will love our special touch of lucrative loyalty rewards programs, frequent newsletters/product updates, aggressive on-site training schedule and of course our CEDIA channel-centric sales and tech support.”
AHA will also bring Boston Acoustics, Definitive Technology, Denon, Ethereal, Just Add Power, Key Digital, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Origin Acoustics, Parasound, Platinum Tools, Seura, Speco, Transformative Engineering, Vivitek and Wilson Electronics.
AHA is hosting an Open House Event on March 29th that features 15 exhibiting manufacturers, product giveaways, promotions and refreshments. Admission is free.
AHA Organizational Changes : As part of the expansion into South Florida, AHA has made some organizational changes. Chris Gentile, previously GM of AHA Atlanta, has been promoted to VP of Operations across all four AHA warehouse locations. AHA has also appointed Mark Burke as GM of Tampa. Burke was previously with integration firm Dynamark Systems.