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Mitsubishi Electric to Sponsor 2018 Rugby Barbados World 7s Tournament

SUWANEE, Georgia, July 24, 2018 – Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC, a leading supplier of Zoned Comfort Solutionsand Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) cooling and heating systems, through its Mitsubishi Electric brand, is proud to be the title sponsor of the 2018 Mitsubishi Electric Rugby Barbados World 7s (MERBW7s) Tournament. 

Scheduled to take place December 8-9, 2018 at the world-renowned Kensington Oval in Barbados, the Tournament will see 32 Men’s and Women’s Club Rugby teams from around the world compete for US$30,000 in prize money.

“Mitsubishi Electric is excited to sponsor the 2018 Rugby Barbados World 7s,” said Carlos Nino, international business unit sales manager, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “We look forward to building an engaging program that familiarizes rugby fans from all over the world with the Mitsubishi Electric brand, specifically our technologically advanced cooling and heating systems for residential and commercial applications.”  

In his address to the media at the official launch of the Tournament last month, MERBW7s General Manager Brian Stollmeyer, said his vision for the Tournament was to see it rival the likes of the Hong Kong Sevens and Dubai Sevens, especially in the Women’s Division.

“This Tournament is the longest running Club Rugby 7s Tournament in the Caribbean, and with the calibre of teams looking to participate this year in Barbados, it’s sure to secure our reputation as one of the biggest tournaments on the global Rugby events calendar,” said Stollmeyer.

“We are delighted to have Mitsubishi Electric on board as our official 2018 Title Partner. To have such a prestigious global brand partnering with us is testament to the standard of the Tournament we are hosting,” said George Nicholson, manager of the MERBW7s local organizing committee.

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