COLUMBUS, Ohio - Heating, Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced the board’s unanimous vote of the first members in the recently developed affiliate partner and Energy Efficiency Partner membership categories.
William Blair & Co., an
independent, employee-owned global investment firm, is HARDI’s first Affiliate
Partner member. Recently ranked No. 2 in the Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the
Street” Analyst Survey, William Blair & Co. provides services in investment
banking, asset management, equity research, institutional, private brokerage,
and private capital.
“HARDI believes it is vital
that trends, opportunities, challenges, and expectations for our industry are
accurate and reasonable, so I couldn’t be happier to welcome our first affiliate
member, William Blair & Co., who is the first to recognize the role HARDI
can play in giving them a deeper understanding of what’s really happening in
residential and commercial HVACR,” said Talbot Gee, HARDI executive vice
president and chief executive officer.
Resource Solutions Group
(RSG), the first member as a HARDI Energy Efficiency Partner, was founded in
2006 as a consulting firm specializing in the design, development, strategic
marketing, and delivery of resource efficiency programs for a wide variety of
market sectors and clients. The new membership category, developed to
facilitate and encourage collaboration between distributor members and those
who run and implement energy efficiency incentive programs, will provide
California-based RSG with a platform to communicate with HARDI manufacturer and
distributor members who have played an integral role in the success of many
past energy efficiency rebate programs.
HARDI Announces First Affiliate Partner and Energy Efficiency Partner Members
January 12, 2012