Contact: Anthony Lagunzad, HARDI Public Affairs Specialist

Direct: 614.345.4328 x119



COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 29, 2018 – Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has expanded its Membership & Sales team with the hiring of Senior Membership & Sales Representative Justin Clary.


“We are very excited have Justin join the HARDI team,” said Director of Marketing & Sales Chris DeBoer. “He will be a great asset to the association and will help us continue to advance relationships with our current members and pursue reputable potential members. Justin has a background in establishing, building and maintaining relationships, and will be a perfect fit for this newly created position within our membership team.”


Clary will be assisting in the restructuring of HARDI sales and service offerings to membership. As part of this initiative, he will be performing regular site visits and needs assessments at member locations. This is part of HARDI’s commitment to providing distributors with products/services that maintain them as the channel of choice between supplier manufacturers and contractors.


“This is a fantastic organization that I am happy to be a part of,” said Clary. “I look forward to working with HARDI members as we continue to improve and expand our services and resources for HVACR distributors.”


Clary graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was the Marketing Coordinator for an international car wash group prior to joining HARDI.


“Justin excelled in his previous position that was focused on building relationships, finding new ways to grow the business, and listening and learning how to best help profit center leaders,” said CEO Talbot Gee.  “Justin is going to be a tremendous resource for current and potential HARDI members looking to take their businesses to the next level.”


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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.