COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International’s (HARDI) board of directors and CEO Talbot Gee announced the promotion of Jon Melchi and Emily Saving to vice presidents, effective immediately. Melchi’s new title is vice president of government affairs and business development while Saving will assume the role of vice president of professional and program development.

“Emily and Jon, in a very short time, have grown into my most trusted advisors and confidants as we constantly strive for new and better ways to serve HARDI members,” said Gee. “They’ve played key leadership roles in the development of the HARDI staff and our pursuit to provide an ever-growing list of resources to fuel our members’ competitive advantage.”

Saving and Melchi join Gee on HARDI’s leadership team, working under the direction of HARDI’s elected leadership to identify and implement HARDI’s strategies and develop the best professional staff possible to serve HARDI members.

“The devotion and commitment to HARDI and our industry is what truly sets Melchi and Saving apart,” said Bill Bergamini, president, HARDI. “It’s that spirit that puts them in a class of their own.”

“The board of directors is especially pleased to endorse these two promotions as Saving and Melchi have excelled at both their individual specialties as well as their organizational leadership skills,” said Tom Roberts, vice president, HARDI. “Their passion for the industry and our members’ success is exciting and contagious, and we have every reason to expect even more from them soon.”

Publication date: 2/2/2015

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