Board of Directors

IDEA is proud to have a Board that shares a common vision with our Management Team—to anticipate and deliver innovative applications that help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. Our unique board is made up of our customers, half manufacturers and half distributors. IDEA was created by the industry, for the industry.

Chairman

Chris Curtis, Senior Advisor, Schneider Electric

Chris Curtis is currently a Corporate Advisor to multiple firms and formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric North America. His experience with Schneider Electric spanned two decades as he oversaw all operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While with Schneider Electric, Curtis placed a particular emphasis on services activities and directed the North American region to develop the leading platform in the industry. In addition, he served as a member of the Corporate Executive Committee and led Schneider Electric’s Global Buildings Business. Curtis brings with him extensive strategic and operating expertise in areas of general management, business strategy, M&A, industry/government affairs, investor relations, sales/marketing, services and operations. A graduate of LeMoyne College, Curtis has also studied at both the Harvard Business School and Guanghua School of Management in Beijing. Today, Curtis sits as the chairman of the NEMA Board of Governors and an IDEA Board member along with other for profit governance roles.

Vice Chairman

David Rosenstein, 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. Rosenstein spent the first 23 years of his career at Brook Electrical Distribution Co. serving as its president and chief executive officer from 1994 through 2006, and leading the company through its sale to Sonepar in 2000. He currently sits as an at-large member of the NAED Board of Trustees and is former chair of the strategic technology task force for that organization.  He also serves on the Electric Association Chicago Board of Directors and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in finance.  

Treasurer

Andrew Quinn, 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 and serves on IMARK's Supplier Council. Quinn has a BA from Georgetown University and MBA from Syracuse University, where he is a member of the Whitman School of Management Advisory Board. He lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, Alex, and three young children, Olivia, Victoria, and Andrew.

Secretary

Rick Gigliotti, VP of Sales Operations, WESCO Distribution

A WESCO Distribution, Inc. associate since graduating from Penn State University in 1978, Rick Gigliotti began as a District Trainee, gaining valuable warehouse and inside sales experience. Throughout his career, WESCO has provided Gigliotti with a broad spectrum of opportunities, starting with field sales and multi-level management roles throughout the Northeast in the Manufactured Structures and Industrial/Construction business units. He’s been at WESCO’s Corporate Headquarter Office in Pittsburgh, PA for the past 15 years, serving in Functional Leadership roles within Pricing, Data Services, CRM, Sales Reporting & Analysis and E-Business.  As VP of Sales Operations, Gigliotti works closely with Sales Leadership and Category Management on Pricing Strategies, Customer Relationship Application Development, Sales Analysis and Product Data Management.

Voting Directors

Jack Carlson

EVP & President, North American Business
Southwire

Ted Crandall

Senior VP & CFO
Rockwell Automation

Phil Hale

Chief Information Officer
Elliott Electric Supply

Wes Smith

President
Mayer Electric Supply

Observers

Don Leavens

Vice President and Chief Economist
NEMA

Tom Naber

President and CEO
NAED