COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning, & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) recently announced new leaders to its Refrigeration Council.

The new co-chairs, effective immediately, are Larry Brown, sales manager, Johnstone Supply; Kevin Mills, sales engineer, Southern Refrigeration; and Doug Wight, vice president of sales and marketing, Refrigeration Sales Corp.

HARDI President Bill Bergamini and outgoing council chair Troy Meachum of ACR Supply advised the search and recommended the candidates.

“I’m completely confident in their ability to lead this council,” said Meachum, who served on the council for three years. “As we move forward, I know they’ll successfully guide the refrigerant conversation among manufacturers, distributors, and our customers. They’ll do a great job providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and providing input on ever-changing policy changes.”

HARDI's Refrigeration and Refrigerants Council addresses the concerns of manufacturers, distributors, and their customers with regards to refrigerant products and applicaitons. The council provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, enabling them to guide and direct future business endeavors for mutual benefit. Subcouncils focus on refrigerants, refrigeration equipment, and recovery and reclamation.