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.


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 is the current Chair of the AD ESD U.S. Divisional Board, sits as an at-large member of the NAED Board of Trustees, and also serves on the Electric Association Chicago Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a BS in finance.  

Vice Chairman

Phil Hale, 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. Driven by his innovative ideas, Elliott Electric Supply developed one of the first electrical websites with dynamic content and converted its network to use Internet VPN's, reducing connectivity costs and improving user experience. The company also introduced barcode hardware/software for warehouse automation, designed EDI/Web-service systems to reduce channel costs, developed new software/processes to eliminate mistakes in the SPA process, and released mobile apps for both customers and employees. He also helped to establish new server architecture to improve the company’s use of clusters and virtualized environments. Hale has worked at Elliott for 30 years, starting out part-time in the warehouse while attending Stephen F. Austin University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a member of the Computer Science Advisory Board for Stephen F. Austin University and Louisiana Tech University. Hale also serves on the NAED Strategic Technology Committee.


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.


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

Bill Waltz

President, Conduit & Fittings
Atkore International

Ted Crandall

Senior VP & CFO
Rockwell Automation

Brian DiBella

President, Electrical Wiring Systems
Legrand North America

Wes Smith

Mayer Electric Supply


Don Leavens

Vice President and Chief Economist

Tom Naber

President and CEO