CYPRESS, CA – January 12, 2015 – Mitsubishi Electric announces its first global, corporate, player sponsorship with the signing of PGA TOUR, European Tour and Champions Tour golfer, Miguel Ángel Jiménez as its brand ambassador.
As part of the agreement, Jiménez, currently the 39th ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking, will wear the Mitsubishi Electric corporate logo on his golf shirt. He’ll wear the logo for the first time in the United States at the 2015 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., a corporate sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour since 2007, is title sponsor of this annual, season-opening Champions Tour event each January.
A global engineering and manufacturing company with major offices in Europe, Asia, China, the U.S. and Japan, Mitsubishi Electric is proud to align itself with Jiménez and have him represent the company while expanding its support of golf around the world. Jiménez has a global presence, and his highly recognizable personality matches Mitsubishi Electric’s objective to continually improve by applying both creativity and discipline to all aspects of its business.
“Miguel Ángel Jiménez embodies our goal to always strive to achieve ‘something better’ as we continue to innovate and grow,” noted Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. president and CEO, Kiyoshi Furukawa. “We are very pleased to be affiliated with Miguel. His approach to life and each accomplishment demonstrates a passion and commitment we can appreciate and enjoy.”
“We very much look forward to having one of the most distinguishable players around the world represent our brand globally, but particularly at next year’s Nordea Masters (Sweden) and the BMW PGA Championship (United Kingdom), two events we partnered with for the first time last year,” added Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. president and CEO, Kei Uruma.
The sponsorship will promote the Mitsubishi Electric corporate brand worldwide. Mitsubishi Electric will also explore different partner and community engagement opportunities with Jiménez.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez
A Spanish professional golfer since 1982, Jiménez has 21 European Tour titles and one Champions Tour title. Six of his European Tour wins have taken place in Asia. He has played in more than 700 Tour events in his career and has been a Ryder Cup team member on four occasions. Jiménez holds the record as the oldest winner on the European Tour at 50 years and 133 days, after winning the Open de España in 2014. Miguel Ángel’s success at the 2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship, presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, made him the 18th player to win his Champions Tour debut.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric
Corporation is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 4,054.3 billion yen (US$ 39.3 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.