Talbot Gee will be the group's executive vice president and COO. 

HARDI has a new executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Talbot Gee is replacing Donald Frendberg, who is taking a yearlong advisory role as chairman of the Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International. Frendberg has been HARDI vice president and COO for the last 10 years.

Gee has been the group’s vice president for five years.