This council provides a focus for the needs and concerns of HARDI’s supplier members. Its mission is to provide a forum for supplier members to discern what HARDI is or could be doing and make recommendations to the association. The Supplier Members Council also discusses the possibilities of engaging with wholesale members on useful programs and activities.

The Supplier council provides an inside track for wholesale distributors to collaborate with suppliers in the HARDI Channel. Our council’s focus is to bring best practices between the Supplier and Wholesaler together to improve efficiencies.

Sometimes HARDI’s Supplier Member team needs the assistance of HARDI Council members. We ask that all of HARDI’s Council members make it a priority to contribute when these issues arise.

The Supplier Council will also assume the responsibility of incorporating manufacturer logistics and operations leadership into the Supply Chain & Operations Council and the Supply Chain & Operations Focus Conference. 



Ruth Ann Davis, Williams Furnace

Vice Chair

Matt McGrath, Parker-Sporlan

Membership Chair

Jeff Dahm, White-Rodgers

Booth Chair

Justin Merrit, IR Energy Inc.

Advocacy Chair

Patti Ellingson, Cooper-Atkins Corp.


Ideal Member

A Supplier Committee member should be an active participant at HARDI functions, voice his or her opinions and ideas at open meetings and provide positive feedback for advancing the relationship of Supplier and Wholesaler. Skillsets required are a good understanding of the working relationship between the Supplier and Wholesaler.

Membership Requirements

Supplier member/member company must be a listed HARDI member/member company during the calendar year of the term(s) served.

Meeting Times

Conference calls throughout the year as needed.


If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Chris Deboer at