Contact: Anthony Lagunzad, HARDI Public Affairs Specialist

Direct: 614.345.4328 x119


COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 3, 2018– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has expanded its training solutions operations capacity with the hiring of Training Specialist Liz Rock.


Rock brings a trove of experience in HR and employee training from her previous tenures as a business analyst at HealthSCOPE Benefits and as a training specialist at Progressive Medical.


“HARDI members are increasingly becoming aware and taking advantage of the resources available to them under our ever-growing Talent pillar,” said Manager of HR & Training Solutions Nick Benton. “Liz is the perfect fit for what our team needed to be able to sustain and improve how we serve HARDI members.”


HARDI Talent initiatives that Rock will be directly involved with include updating and refining the HEAT.U course library, growing HARDI’s certification programs, and providing support to members on any of their Talent-related needs. Rock’s addition also enables HARDI to expand custom Talent services for interested members.


“I am very excited to be joining the team at HARDI,” said Rock. “I look forward to helping grow our resources under the Talent pillar and expanding the access to HARDI training solutions for members.”


“Liz not only has the specific background we were looking for in this role – she is a very bright and down-to-earth individual who fits in well with the HARDI association culture.” said CEO Talbot Gee. “She will soon be the point person for any HEAT.U or Talent calls, so our members will see that for themselves first-hand in the near future.”


For more information contact 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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