SAN ANTONIO — During an executive committee meeting at the Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Annual Conference, members of the committee promoted Talbot Gee to CEO of HARDI.

“It’s a true honor to serve such an exceptional membership and leadership so dedicated to improving the industry and enhancing value for our members and key partners,” said Gee. “Our leadership is always asking if I have everything the staff needs to be successful, and they have empowered us to invest in new initiatives, take some risks, and reward our exceptional performers. They’ve created a perfect recipe for HARDI’s success and I’m just fortunate to be part of it.”

Michael Meier, vice president and chief operating officer of Meier Supply Co. Inc., said, “Talbot’s promotion to the CEO of HARDI is well-deserved. He is an exceptional leader and always thinking three steps ahead, which makes the HARDI organization much more proactive. The benefits of being a HARDI member in recent years have risen significantly. Kudos to Talbot and his HARDI team.” Meier currently serves as president-elect of the HARDI board of directors.

Gee has been with HARDI since 2006. He joined the association as vice president and since 2010 had been executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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Publication date: 12/22/2014

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