Jonathan Melchi

Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) added Jonathan Melchi to its staff as manager of government affairs. Melchi will augment and grow HARDI’s government affairs activities, with particular focus on securing an extension of the $1,500 residential tax credit for high efficiency HVAC retrofits. He also will manage the new industry Web site,, and will lead much of HARDI’s policy coordination with industry partner organizations such as ACCA and AHRI. Formerly Melchi directed government affairs and public relations initiatives for the Franklin County Recorder.