COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has announced Constance McCall Baxley, corporate vice president and COO of McCall’s Supply Inc. based in Johnsonville, South Carolina, as its inaugural HARDI Annual Conference Contest winner.

The contest was open to employees of HARDI members who have never attended a HARDI Annual Conference. Baxley was one of 70-plus entrants who entered the contest, which ranged from branch and territory managers to presidents and CEOs of HARDI member companies.

“I am super excited about being the winner of this contest and am looking forward to attending the 2017 Annual Conference in December,” said Baxley. “I want to thank HARDI for this awesome opportunity.

“HARDI is a wonderful organization that represents wholesale distributor and their suppliers with strong leadership, knowledge, and an awesome team of individuals with a true understanding of the obstacles we face each and every day in the HVACR industry,” continued Baxley. “We here at McCall’s are proud to be members of such an outstanding organization that truly cares.”

HARDI’s Annual Conference is one of the premier events in the industry and THE event for HVACR distribution, said Chris DeBoer, marketing manager, HARDI.

“We held this promotion to encourage members who have never attended before to see why annual conference attendance is a staple to HARDI membership with all of the value and opportunities it brings to their businesses,” DeBoer said. “The HARDI team looks forward to seeing Constance at annual conference, as well as any other first-timers who make it out to Vegas,” continued DeBoer.

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Publication date: 10/25/17