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HARDI Welcomes Four New Board of Directors Members

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced four new members of the 2021 Board of Directors.

  • For Director: Loran Liu, Standard Supply & Distributing Company, Inc., Dallas, Texas
  • For Director: Brian Blaushild, Famous Enterprises, Akron, Ohio
  • For Director: Michael Gallagher, Design Air LLC, Kimberly, Wisconsin
  • For Chair: Jim Luce of Luce, Schwab and Kase Inc., Fairfield, New Jersey.

This slate was approved by HARDI’s Distributor membership during a vote at the 2020 Virtual HARDI Summit. They replace Greg Toler, Andrew Barton, Steve Carboni, and Tom Boutette, whose terms have ended.

“The addition of Loran, Brian, and Michael is the latest achievement of the governance model installed by the Board in 2018,” says HARDI CEO, Talbot Gee. “This year’s was perhaps our most impressive set of candidates and Loran, Brian, and Michael bring unique talents and experiences specifically sought by our Nominating Committee. Their diverse skill sets will make immediate impacts on the next stage of HARDI’s strategic direction and growth, and our efforts to further wholesale distribution’s share of the HVACR channel.”

The new directors will join the other 5 directors and will serve a three-year term, while the new chair serves for one year.
HARDI looks forward to their leadership in the years ahead.

Please contact Emily Frost at efrost@hardinet.org with any questions.


HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 suppliers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.