COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has appointed Stephen Torrice, president of S.G. Torrice Co., Wilmington, Massachusetts, as the interim northeast region director on the HARDI board of directors.

“Stephen is a fantastic addition to this great group of industry thought leaders that we are privileged to have on the HARDI board of directors,” said Talbot Gee, CEO, HARDI. “His expansive knowledge and experience will be incredibly valuable to our mission of making distributors the channel of choice for HVACR manufacturers and contractors.”

Torrice replaces Joe Fernandez, who retired from F.W. Webb Co. earlier this year.

“The impressive growth he’s achieved at S.G. Torrice makes him a perfect fit for our board and the mentality and direction of the organization," Gee said.

The northeast region director on the HARDI board of directors represents Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

For more information, contact Anthony Lagunzad at or visit

Publication date: 11/15/17

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