COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 22, 2017 – HARDI is pleased to announce the expansion of its Sales & Membership Engagement and Marketing & Communications teams with the recent hires of Brandon Baulo, Connor Luft, and Anthony Lagunzad.

Baulo joins the Sales and Membership team as a Member Services Specialist to assist providing exceptional customer service to HARDI’s growing member base. With previous sales experience in nutritional supplements, Baulo brings an addition of passion and energy in serving current and prospective HARDI members.

“We are truly excited to have Brandon join our team,” says Jessica McKinney, Manager of Sales & Membership Engagement. “He brings a valuable set of skills to the table, including his sales experience, and we feel he will be a great addition to the HARDI team.”

Also new additions to HARDI are Connor Luft and Anthony Lagunzad, who join the Marketing and Communications Team under Marketing Manager, Chris DeBoer, as Creative Design Specialist and Public Affairs Specialist, respectively.

Luft has been instrumental in creating quality content for HARDI as an independent contractor since June 2015, right after her graduation from the Columbus College of Art and Design. HARDI officially brings Luft onto the team to continue her work building our member-focused brand.

Lagunzad combines his recent experience as the Public Relations Manager for Varsity Magazine with his educational background from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University to bring another layer of public policy and PR awareness to the HARDI marketing team.

“I am beyond thrilled to have two extremely talented additions to the marketing team,” says DeBoer. “Connor and Anthony bring a lot to the table, and I am pleased to get the opportunity to work with both of them and can’t wait for them to dig in and start putting their respective skills to use. It is an exciting time for us and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for HARDI.”

For more information, please contact Anthony Lagunzad at, or visit the HARDI website at

HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International) is the single voice of wholesale distribution within the HVACR industry.

HARDI members market, distribute, and support heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, parts and supplies. HARDI Distributor members serve installation and service/replacement contractors in residential and commercial markets, as well as commercial/industrial and institutional maintenance staffs. HARDI proudly represents more than 480 distributor members representing more than 5,000 branch locations, and close to 500 manufacturers, manufacturer representatives and service vendors.