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HARDI Hosts 2018 Annual Conference

Themed “Legacy,” the Heating, Air-conditioning, Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) 2018 Annual Conference was held at the JW Marriott in Austin, TX on December 1 – 4, 2018. The theme honored those who built the HVACR distribution industry while encouraging those building their legacies to “forge their futures.” HARDI CEO Talbot Gee opens the conference. HARDI CEO Talbot Gee greeted the attendees, stating “Our goal as an association is to be the channel of choice for… Read More

Women in HVACR at 2018 HARDI Conference

The Women in HVACR (WHVACR) held a workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration International (HARDI) conference in Austin, TX on December 1, 2018. More than 40 industry members were in attendance, sharing ideas on leadership in hiring, growth as leaders and improving soft skills to improve business. The leadership panel: Ruth Ann Davis, VP of Strategic Markets and Relationships at Williams, Lauren Roberts, President/CEO at CFM, Danielle Putman, President of The… Read More

Meachum Passes the Gavel to 2019 HARDI Chairman Brian Peirce

The Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Board of Directors saw the next step in its leadership succession take place earlier this month at HARDI Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. The 2018 Chairman Troy Meachum, President of ACR Supply Co., oversaw an incredibly pivotal year for the HARDI organization, facilitating governance changes which saw his position title on the Board change. “I am the only HARDI President to have done this one thing –… Read More

Congressman Scott Peters to be Featured in Upcoming HARDI Documentary for Workforce Recruitment

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced Congressman Scott Peters, D-Calif., as having a feature in HARDI’s upcoming workforce recruitment documentary. Congressman Scott Peters, D-California Peters co-sponsored H.R. 2353, the bipartisan Strengthening Careers and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on July 31, 2018. “What I’ve seen is that there are a lot of high-paying jobs that do take training, but they don’t require… Read More

Danbee CEO Barry Brandman to Address the Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International Conference on White and Blue Collar Crime

The upcoming HARDI (Heating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) Annual Conference, being held December 1-4, 2018 in Austin, Texas will feature Barry Brandman, CEO of Danbee Investigations. Barry Brandman His presentation, “Insider Theft: What Every CEO Should Know About Protecting Your Business,” will reveal the biggest myths about business security and why most “safeguards” that companies oftentimes depend upon are ineffective at stopping or exposing these crimes. Using actual examples taken from… Read More

HARDI Hires In-House Economist Paul Hallmann

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) this month hired full-time economist Paul Hallmann to its Benchmarking department. Paul Hallmann Hallmann, who will be based at the HARDI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, previously served as a corporate strategist for Scotts Miracle-Grow Company, a multinational, publicly-traded corporation. “I look forward to bringing added-value to HARDI members with these exciting programs we offer,” said Hallmann. “My near-term goal is immersing myself in the HVACR distribution industry to… Read More
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