Columbus, Ohio - In keeping HARDI a top source of innovation and advancement within the industry, HARDI EVP & COO Talbot Gee has proudly accepted a position on the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) Institute Board of Directors. HARDI looks forward to being part of an organization that regularly conducts groundbreaking research in distribution, and is eager to use this research to improve member business practices and ultimately give members the tools they need to successfully evolve in the future.
The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence’s mission is to conduct research into strategic management issues affecting the wholesale distribution industry. Much of this research stems from distribution industry executives who seek to discover practical solutions to real-world problems. Major current research revolves around trends in wholesale distribution, profit, pricing, operations improvement, financial management, supply chain management, warehouse and inventory management, and more. By combining forces with this well-respected organization through the HARDI Foundation, HARDI can maintain its position as thought leaders and knowledge generators. HARDI looks forward to working together with the brightest minds in the industry to remain on the forefront of research and development in order to keep members ahead of the curve.
“We’re delighted that Talbot will be joining the NAW Institute Board,” said Dirk Van Dongen, President and Treasurer of NAW. “He’ll bring innovative and creative thinking to a Board made up of some of wholesale distribution’s best strategists. Talbot is a strong industry leader. He’ll make many contributions as the Institute continues its work to help wholesaler-distributors remain the most effective and efficient distribution channel.”
HARDI EVP Talbot Gee echoed this sentiment. ”The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence has a very similar mission to our own HARDI Research Foundation, though obviously not focused on the HVACR industry, so I’m excited to be a part of this excellent institution of higher learning for progressive wholesale distributors.”