COLUMBUS, Ohio — After 25 years serving HVACR distribution, Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) Member Services Supervisor Sue Calvin has announced her retirement from the association, effective June 30.
“Sue has an unwavering commitment to the mission of the association and can always be counted on to serve as a surrogate voice of our members here at HARDI headquarters,” said Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI. “Her tireless contributions with HALO and more recently advancing the cause of Homes for Our Troops are appreciated deeply and will be proudly carried on.”
Calvin started in 1991 at HARDI’s predecessor, Northamerican Heating & Air-conditioning Wholesalers (NHAW), serving in the membership department under the leadership of Jim Wilder. She took over as staff liaison to the Impact and Manufacturer Rep committees in 2010, adding HALO (Helping All Live On) in 2011, when the group began supporting Homes for Our Troops.
“As I close this chapter of my life, I will miss all of the wonderful friends I’ve made in our members over the years,” said Calvin. “I’m most proud of the impact HALO and our members have made for our Veterans though HFOT, growing annual contributions five-fold since 2011. I lost someone very close to my heart in the Vietnam War and this has been my tribute to him.”
“I always had fun working with Sue on membership drives and my wife Frances is especially appreciative of Sue for all the help Sue gave the year she served as HALO president,” said longtime HARDI member George Wheelock, vertical marketing manager for Mingledorff’s Inc. “From NHAW to NHRAW and now HARDI she was always there and will be greatly missed. Farewell, good friend!”
Sue is looking forward to spending more quality time with her husband, Chris, children and four grandchildren and plans to spend some of her newfound free time traveling to visit friends around the country.
Sue can be reached at her HARDI email address (email@example.com) or by phone (614-345-4328) through June 30.