SILVER SPRING, Md. — D+R International, Ltd. has announced that Dan Vida, D+R’s manager of data and analytics, will serve as the unitary market analyst for Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), effective immediately.

As HARDI’s unitary market analyst, Vida will draw on his extensive experience with HVAC equipment and the HVAC market, as well as his proven data analysis skills, to provide analyses to HARDI and its members about important changes in the unitary HVAC market. He will also represent HARDI at regional and industry meetings and meet with manufacturers, efficiency organizations and other HARDI partners to provide insights into this dynamic market

 “I am very excited to be able to support HARDI and its members in this role,” said Vida. “The HVAC market is going through significant change with new technologies and new standards and I look forward to helping illustrate what these changes are and what they mean for HARDI members.”

Talbot Gee, HARDI CEO, said: “Over the past five years we’ve relied on D+R’s market guidance, and we are very excited to bring Dan on as a member of the HARDI team. His knowledge of the market and exceptional analytical skills will help us provide more market insights to our members.”

“We are so pleased to strengthen our partnership with HARDI,” said David P. Steiner, president of D+R. “Dan’s skills are a great match for HARDI’s forward-thinking approach to data and analytics, and we look forward to working together for many years.”

D+R and HARDI partner to produce the Unitary HVAC Market Report, which launched in 2013. The report includes analyses of aggregate sales of unitary products (air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and boilers) nationwide and by region with breakdowns by efficiency level, equipment type, fuel type, capacity and refrigerant type. It is based on D+R’s analysis of more than 20 million sales records submitted voluntarily by 3,500 branches of HARDI member distributors. D+R also provides its clients with custom reports that help explain the complicated and growing HVAC market.