IDEA’s board and management team share a common goal: to anticipate customers’ needs and to deliver innovative solutions that make the supply chain’s processes faster, easier and more efficient. To make this vision a reality, IDEA has selected a board that reflects our customer base—half manufacturers and half distributors. IDEA’s tagline “by the industry, for the industry” is not just a catchphrase. We want to know what our customers think so we can meet their needs on time, every time.
The IDEA team is constantly striving to help customers meet their eBusiness goals. Fast response times and attentive support are one of IDEA’s top priorities. Whether you have a quick question or a large concern, we want you to feel comfortable reaching out to us. We’ll connect you with the right product specialist or department manager, and we’ll work with you step by step until you are where you want to be.
Chief Information Officer, Elliott Electric Supply
Hale is responsible for the company’s software development, hardware, networking, B2B and B2C eCommerce, business intelligence, and documentation of processes and systems.
Mr. Waltz was promoted to this position in September 2017 with
responsibility for overall management of the Atkore Electrical
Raceway reporting segment. Previously, Mr. Waltz was PresidentConduit
and Fittings business unit, a position he held since
VP of Sales Operations, WESCO Distribution
A WESCO Distribution associate since 1978, Rick Gigliotti began as a District Trainee. He’s been at WESCO’s Corporate Headquarter Office in Pittsburgh, PA for the past 15 years, serving in Functional Leadership roles throughout the organization.
President, ILSCO Corporation
Andrew Quinn is President of ILSCO Corporation, a manufacturer of electrical connectors. Quinn is a member of NEMA’s Power Equipment Division Board as well as a member of NEMA’s Business Innovation Council and the Government Relations Committee.
Ted serves on the board of directors for Rexnord Corporation and on the board of
governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. He is also active in
the community and is a current board member and the past board chair for Junior
Achievement of Wisconsin.
DiBella joined Legrand, North America in 2004 as Chief Information Officer (CIO). In 2007, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the Wiremold operation, and was named President of the EWS division in 2014.
Prior to joining Legrand, Brian held various management consulting positions with PwC and Arthur Andersen.
Brian holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and a BS from the University of Connecticut in Accounting.
Mr. Stern is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). He previously has been involved with NAED serving on the LEAD Committee, as a member of the South Central Regional Council, leading the Region as its Vice President in 2008, and more recently as treasurer of the NAED Board of Directors and Chairman of its Education and Research Foundation. Mr. Stern also previously served on the Board of Directors of SupplyFORCE and the Industry Data Exchange Association and the Electrical Division Executive Board of Affiliated Distributors.
President & CEO, Connexion
David Rosenstein is president and chief executive officer of Connexion, a privately held provider of electrical and energy business solutions headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL.
President & CEO
Paul Molitor came to IDEA from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in Rosslyn, Virginia. At NEMA, he was responsible for the association’s strategic initiatives, interfacing with electrical utilities, manufacturers, state and federal agencies, and the U.S. Congress.
Director, Finance and Administration
Aneesha has been in the finance and accounting industry for over 18 years, and has expertise in a variety of industries. Prior to joining IDEA, she worked in the audit industry, entertainment, advertising, manufacturing, subscription services and pharmaceuticals.
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Mike has more than 30 years of electrical industry and technology provider experience and has expertise in a variety of industries including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, industrial, medical, electronics, lighting, safety products, fasteners and food distribution.
Director of Product Content Services
Sherri Thorne joined IDEA over four years ago as a Distributor Specialist before becoming the Director of Product Content Services. She is responsible for the IDEA Connector product release planning and management, and oversees both the Client Solutions customer support team and Data Content team.
Director of Marketing
Reina has been a marketing professional for more than 20 years and has an expertise in branding, campaign development, and execution. Prior to joining IDEA, she worked in healthcare, entertainment, advertising and media. Reina has a business and marketing degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director, Digital Integration Services
Tom brings to IDEA nearly 30 years of experience working with electronic data interchange (EDI), 20 of which have been in the electrical industry. Prior to joining IDEA, he also worked with SAP systems, inventory control, logistics and warehousing, and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).
Director, Strategic Accounts
Susan has over a decade of electrical channel experience and more than 25 years’ experience working with product content and product data analysis. Prior to joining IDEA, Susan was integral to Vista Information Services while working at Epicor and spearheaded the market research project in the electrical industry.
eBusiness Standards Consultant
Mary has been part of the electrical industry for over 30 years, specializing in eCommerce and data standards development and integration. She facilitates the development of electrical industry product data and eCommerce standards via the IDEA Industry Standards Committee.