SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Todd Barnhart has been promoted to President of GARDINER, the Solon-based commercial HVAC & energy services provider announced today. He succeeds Bob Case, who will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer.
The move comes a few months after GARDINER announced a key long-term strategy by forming a partnership with Daikin, the world's largest HVAC manufacturer. Barnhart, 44, has been serving as the company's General Manager and played a key role in guiding the company's strategy and securing the Daikin relationship.
"Todd has proven himself through his continued growth as a leader, his vision & leadership in our strategic planning, his role in our new partnership with Daikin and most importantly his commitment to our Associates & our Clients," said Case. "This is yet another big step in our long-term plan to ensure that GARDINER continues as the leader in our market and a great place to work for decades to come."
Barnhart will be responsible for Gardiner's sales organization which includes locations in the Cleveland, Akron/Canton and Toledo markets, and he will continue to be actively involved with Clients and the business community. He joined GARDINER in 1996 as a Sales Engineer in the company's new systems group, and has been leading GARDINER's fast-growing Energy & Performance Solutions business over the last decade.
"I'm excited to have the opportunity to lead this company into its next 55 years," said Barnhart referencing GARDINER's history, which began in 1962. "The team and culture we have in place, our 211 Associates and their experience and expertise is not something you can buy. I'm looking forward to continuing our legacy and building on it in the years to come."
Barnhart cited the company's relationship with Daikin as a key part of the overall long-term plan and considers his appointment to President as another step toward securing the future for GARDINER.
"Daikin's commitment to independent, locally-managed distribution gives us a great opportunity to continue doing business in a way that makes sense for our Clients," said Barnhart. "And when you look at the investments that Daikin is making into the market and their business in the United States, we really think we're joining a company at the beginning stages of becoming a dominant player."
In addition to Barnhart & Case, Chairman & Founder Bill Gardiner and Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operations Officer Rick Reder will continue in their current roles in the leadership of GARDINER.
GARDINER is a full service HVAC manufacturer's representative, energy services and professional building services company serving Northern Ohio's commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, engineers and contractors since 1962. More than 2,500 clients in Northern Ohio trust GARDINER to solve their building comfort, reliability, energy, facilities planning, and project funding challenges. To learn more call 440-248-3400 or visit, www.whgardiner.com.
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