Southeast Catalyst AV Distribution Network member AHA Distributing, with locations in both Atlanta, GA, and Tampa, FL, has opened a third facility in Charlotte, NC.
In addition, AHA has appointed Kim Brown as general manager, Zach Simpson and Mike Moreno as regional account managers, and Johnny "JJ" Jackson as warehouse manager at the new facility.
With its new location, AHA brings together more than 80 lines under one roof, including Origin Acoustics, Denon, Ethereal, Key Digital, Just Add Power, Luxul, Marantz, Middle Atlantic, and Screen Innovations, along with Catalyst AV Network brands ClearView CCTV, Definitive Technology, IC Realtime, Ring, Nest, Vanco, and Vivitek. AHA's sister company, rep firm Aim High Audio Sales, will also display product lines in the facility, including Martin Logan, Seura, Draper, and RTI.
“During the five years that AHA has been servicing the Carolinas, we’ve experienced growth that has doubled from year to year, so the demand was more than warranted for us to move in,” said AHA founder and CEO Chris Gilray. “Our facility offers after-hours pickup and its locale now makes it possible for us to reach North and South Carolina in a single day. This is huge for dealers’ just-in-time needs.
“Having brick-and-mortar in Charlotte also greatly benefits those direct-to-manufacturer dealers who purchase through our rep firm Aim High Audio, as now they too have a destination to access these great lines and in-person support.”
AHA displays all products in a warehouse club environment where dealers can browse, purchase, and pick up, as well as interact with sales and support staff.
“The layout and transactional process is all about having the dealer in mind—understanding that time is money—and that they need to get to their next job quickly," said Gilray.
The new facility boasts a state-of-the-art presentation room equipped with interactive displays of today’s key technologies, including networking, home control, 4K TV, Dolby Atmos, and more. AHA will also host trainings on a wide variety of products. Dealers can visit the company’s website for schedules.