COLUMBUS, Ohio — Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) announced the addition of two new employees, Joe Hartge, data analyst, and Warren Patrick, account manager.

Under the Market Intelligence pillar, Hartge plays a key role in helping HARDI achieve its vision to provide economic analysis and forecasts that allow HARDI members to realize a competitive advantage. Hartge will join Tim Fisher, team leader of Market Intelligence, and Brian Loftus, market research and benchmarking analyst, and will play an integral part in supporting HARDI’s Market Intelligence services, including the research and econometric analysis essential to delivering insightful industry forecasts.

“Joe is incredibly bright as has the necessary pedigree to help Market Intelligence support the needs of HARDI members,” said Fisher. “He also shares our team’s vision for how to grow Market Intelligence, and will be integral to our efforts moving forward.”

Hartge is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Economics at The Ohio State University and is an Eagle Scout.

Patrick joins HARDI’s membership team as an account manager, assisting HARDI members in capitalizing on the products and services HARDI offers. With previous experience in managing and supporting accounts in different industries, Patrick brings added knowledge and passion to support current and prospective HARDI members. Patrick’s role will have a focus on HARDI’s wholesaler membership categories.

“Warren is an excellent addition to the team. He not only brings previous experience establishing and cultivating valuable relationships, but also is a great team player and collaborator,” said director of marketing and sales, Chris DeBoer. “I look forward to Warren meeting and connecting with our members very soon.”

Patrick is an avid Columbus Blue Jackets fan and co-runs The CBJ Artillery fan group and podcast.

Patrick takes on the account manager role following Sarah Jilbert.

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