Kansas City, Missouri based cfm Distributors, Inc., a 100-percent employee-owned heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor operating six branches in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, has named Lauren Roberts president and CEO, effective January 1st, 2018.

A third-generation leader of cfm Distributors, Lauren Roberts joined the company in 2004 and has worked her way up through the company in various leadership roles for over 13 years. Roberts has spent the last several years focusing on leadership, company culture, talent development, and customer experience. Roberts is passionate about giving back to the HVACR industry. She has held the role of marketing committee chair for HARDI (Heating, Air-Conditioning Refrigeration Distributors International) for the last three years, was an active member of the HARDI Emerging Leaders Task Force from 2013-2016, is currently president-elect for HARDI's philanthropic organization HALO, is a board member for Women in HVACR, is a member of the York Distributor Advisory Council, the Source 1 Parts Advisory Council, and serves on the HARDI Human Resources committee. Roberts is a graduate of HARDI's Emerging Leaders Program and Branch Manager Certification Program. In 2015, Roberts was named to HARDI's Top 40 under 40.

Publication date: 12/18/2017

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