DHI has appointed Keith Pardoe as the director of technical development, effective March 1. His primary responsibility and focus will be the ongoing development of the company’s technical education products.

As the chief technical spokesperson, Pardoe also will represent the organization and the industry to the numerous codes and standards bodies within the U.S. He will continue to assist as a technical instructor, as well as handle advocacy and awareness presentations for the Door Security and Safety Foundation.

The rest of the education department staff, Greg Drake, Hanne Sevachko and Amee Patel, will focus on the delivery, marketing and administrative aspects of the company’s technical education program, and report to Stephen Hildebrand, executive vice president.