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HARDI Staff Changes

December 3, 2021
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HARDI has promoted Nick Benton to Vice President of Operations.

Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced the departure of long-time Executive Vice President, Emily Saving, at the end of the year and the promotion of Nick Benton to Vice President of Operations.

Saving joined the HARDI team in 2010 and played an integral role in the association’s considerable growth throughout her tenure. Saving is departing HARDI to pursue small business ownership outside of the HVACR or association industries.

Nick Benton joined HARDI in 2014. Most recently, Nick served as HARDI’s Director of Information Systems. Nick’s rapid success in upgrading HARDI’s technology infrastructure in that role earned him this latest promotion to Vice President of Operations where he will oversee the execution of HARDI’s products and services and administration.

“This month is bitter-sweet for HARDI and me. Emily had grown into a true jack-of-all-trades and a strong leader who I’m excited to watch thrive in her next chapter. It will take a lot for us to replace what Emily had done for us and our members. Thankfully, we have talents like Nick eager and capable of growing their roles and careers with HARDI and I’m so excited to see Nick’s vision for our continued excellence and improvement,” said HARDI CEO, Talbot Gee.