Contact: Anthony Lagunzad, HARDI Public Affairs Specialist

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HARDI Promotes Nick Benton to Director of Talent Development



COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 13, 2018– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has promoted Nick Benton to Director of Talent Development.


Benton, previously Manager of Training & HR Solutions, has overseen a substantial expansion of HARDI Talent resource offerings, and recently expanded his team with the addition of Training Specialist Liz Rock.


“We have had the privilege of seeing the Talent pillar experience major growth recently with more and more members learning about and taking advantage of these resources available to them,” said Benton. “This is an exciting time to be part of a growing HARDI organization, and we’ve set our sights on some lofty goals for HARDI Talent that are looking increasingly tangible.”


“I have watched Nick take the Talent pillar to the next level numerous times since he took on this role of being the point person for those programs,” said EVP Emily Saving. “It truly fitting to have such a talented individual heading up our Talent initiatives, and the pillar is continually a growing asset to the HARDI organization under his leadership.”


HARDI Talent offerings include training courses and curriculum available through the HEAT.U learning management system (LMS), the Emerging Leaders program and HR consulting services with attorney Pam Krivda.


“We know that members are seeing the value in our tools and training solutions, and we know that Nick will continue building the quality and quantity of these resources, as well as boost member engagement as HARDI grows,” Saving continued.


For more information, contact HARDI Public Affairs Specialist Anthony Lagunzad at



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.




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