COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) has expanded its training solutions operations capacity with the hiring of training specialist Liz Rock.

Rock was previously employed as a business analyst at HealthSCOPE Benefits and a training specialist at Progressive Medical.

"HARDI members are increasingly becoming aware and taking advantage of the resources available to them under our ever-growing Talent pillar," said Nick Benton, manager of HR and training solutions, HARDI. "Liz is the perfect fit for what our team needed to be able to sustain and improve how we serve HARDI members."

Rock will be directly involved in multiple HARDI Talent initiatives, including updating and refining the HEAT.U course library, growing HARDI's certification programs, and providing support to members on any of their Talent-related needs. Rock's addition also enables HARDI to expand custom Talent services for interested members.

"I am very excited to be joining the team at HARDI," said Rock. "I look forward to helping grow our resources under the Talent pillar and expanding the access to HARDI training solutions for members."

"Liz not only has the specific background we were looking for in this role, but she is a very bright and down-to-earth individual who fits in well with the HARDI association culture," said Talbot Gee, CEO, HARDI. "She will soon be the point person for any HEAT.U or Talent calls, so our members will see that for themselves first-hand in the near future."

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Publication date: 05/03/18