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HARDI to Host Live Webinar on Controls Research Findings, Open to HVACR Industry

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 7, 2019– Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) will be hosting a live webinar, in partnership with MaxIt, LLC, demonstrating their HVACR Controls research and findings, relating to the broader channel. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST.

HARDI has partnered with Ron Mackiewicz of MaxIt, LLC to better understand HVACR Distributors who work with Controls. Ron is a 45-year veteran of the HVACR industry. The project evaluates the unique aspects of controls distribution and how it relates to the broader wholesale channel.

In the webinar presentation, Ron will share his research and focus on:

  • Quantifying wholesale distribution’s share of the controls business to provide a baseline
  • Defining distributors who sell controls and how they are changing
  • Understanding the trends driving vendor and customer decisions
  • Looking for potential common issues with other HVACR distribution

“This project is long overdue, and an example of the research HARDI is committed to doing so our channel can rise above anecdotes and potentially extinct perceptions about which markets are growing and shrinking, and how those markets are being served,” said HARDI CEO, Talbot Gee.  “The controls segment has experienced massive changes over the last ten years, and projects like these will help ensure that the distribution channel keeps its eyes forward on where the segment’s future may lie.”

This webinar will pave the way for a controls focused session at HARDI’s Annual Conference in December.

The webinar is open to anyone in the HVACR industry who would like to learn more about controls distribution. It is free for HARDI members and $200 for non-members.

To sign up for the live webinar, visit

To register for Annual Conference, visit

For questions and more information, contact Sarah Jilbert 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.