HARDI’s directors board has a new member. 

Stephen Torrice, president of S.G. Torrice Co., based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, was named interim Northeastern region director by the Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International. 

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

“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 HARDI CEO Talbot Gee. "His expansive knowledge and experience will be incredibly valuable to our mission of making distributors the channel of choice for HVACR manufacturers and contractors. 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."