Paul Newman, Senior Account Executive
Paul Newman, formerly of Activant Solutions (www.activant.com), has joined the Sales and Marketing team as a Senior Account Executive. Newman will prospect and drive new businesses to take advantage of IDEA’s standardized products and professional services. Newman began his career in distribution and continued to build
on his experience at Management Information Systems Group (MISG) and most recently at Activant Solutions. He has extensive knowledge of the Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC vertical markets and has experienced the value of EDI firsthand.
Melissa Longnecker, Business Analyst - Project Lead
Melissa Longnecker, formerly of Ontuet Inc., joined the team as the Business Analyst - Project Lead. She will research market trends, forecast opportunity potential and help identify current and future service needs in the marketplace.
Longnecker has 12 years experience helping organizations define and achieve strategic goals. She spent the past 10 years with Ontuet Inc., a technology solutions provider focused on Global Data Synchronization (GDS).
Sarah Earleywine, Account Manager
Sarah Earleywine, formerly of Ontuet Inc., joined the Account Management team as an Account Manager. During her time at Ontuet, she gained experience and knowledge in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) requirements, standards and business processes.
Earleywine will provide technical support and service consultation to IDEA customers. She will work in collaboration with her fellow Account Managers: Tony Gaffney, Ricky Montoya, Edwin Lopez, Fahad Shamshad, John Etrie and Christine Arczynski, to act as the single point-of-contact and primary interface for all customer engagements.
Welcome to the IDEA team!