America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that the company will be an official partner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“America II was founded right here in the Tampa Bay area over 25 years ago, and we have an ongoing commitment to support our local community,” said Michael Galinski, CEO and founder of America II Electronics. “So we’re extremely excited to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning. They’re simply a world-class organization with an incredible vision for success, while also making it a priority to give back to our community. We’re proud to support the Lightning and look forward to a long-lasting partnership with them.”
“We are pleased that America II has elected to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning,” said Steve Griggs, President of the Lightning and Amalie Arena. “Since Jeff Vinik purchased the franchise in 2010, we have looked to align ourselves with companies that share our vision and values off the ice, and America II is emblematic of that. Having been in business in Tampa Bay for more than 20 years represents America II’s stability and commitment to the Tampa Bay community, and we value that greatly. We welcome America II and its employees to our Lightning family.”
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, America II Electronics is an active sponsor for many local events. The company is currently the title sponsor for America II Corporate SportsFest and America II Extreme Mud Wars, held on St. Pete Beach and historic Downtown St. Petersburg respectively. In addition, the company was a sponsor of the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl in December.
To learn more, contact America II Electronics at (800) 767-2637 or visit www.americaii.com.
About Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC:
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC is an entity controlled by Jeff Vinik and its holdings include the National Hockey League’s Tampa Bay Lightning, the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm and the leasehold rights to the newly named Amalie Arena, the 19,204-seat downtown Tampa home in which the teams play their games. Vinik purchased the Lightning and the leasehold rights to the arena in March 2010 and has since led a complete brand and business transformation, establishing the company as one of the leading sports and entertainment entities in the United States.
About America II Electronics:
Established in 1989, America II Electronics, Inc. is a global leader in component distribution. The company stocks more than four billion components, making it one of the world’s largest distributors of semiconductors and electronic components. Through its franchise and direct distribution lines, America II serves as a primary partner for all OEM and EMS customers. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida and with offices in the UK, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore and Mexico, the company also provides value-added services and inventory solutions from its ISO 9001:2008 and ESD-certified 420,000 square foot North American distribution facility.