COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) in partnership with The HARDI Foundation, named Troy Rybicki the second recipient chosen to receive the David M. Lawson Scholarship. As the recipient of this award, Rybicki won a $1,000 scholarship intended to cover the cost of travel expenses associated with attending the 2014 HVACR & Mechanical Conference, which HARDI and other industry associations financially support in order to eliminate any registration expenses.
Rybicki has shown exceptional dedication and leadership during his time as an HVACR professional. He has been an employee of G.W.Berkheimer since 2001, where he worked as a Service Manager. Throughout his time with Berkheimer, he made self-improvement and professional development a priority, regularly attending manufacturer schools and independent seminars for service management.
By 2011, Rybicki was promoted to manager of Technical Training for the company. This role requires conducting, coordinating, and delivering the technical training courses that benefit employees and customers. He has excelled in the position, receiving consistently positive feedback from customers and outstanding ratings as a teacher. He looks forward to attending the HVACR & Mechanical Conference because he feels staying on top of industry trends is crucial to his success.
HARDI has full confidence that Rybicki will take the knowledge gained from the 2014 HVACR & Mechanical Conference and use it to continue putting forth highly skilled HVACR professionals.
“The HARDI Foundation is excited to provide Troy and G.W. Berkheimer the opportunity to attend the 2014 HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals,” said Emily Saving, director of the Education & Research Foundation at HARDI. “The foundation trustees strongly believe in the value that this conference provides to our industry and feel that Troy will bring home new tools and strategies that will make his company stronger as a result.”