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Leadership

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.    

Board Officers


Bill Waltz

Board Chair
President & CEO, Atkore International

Before becoming CEO, Bill had over 5 years in roles of increasing responsibility with Atkore, including the overall management of the Atkore Electrical Raceway reporting segment and President of Conduit & Fittings business unit. Bill also serves on the NEMA Board of Governors.

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Rick Gigliotti

Vice Chair
VP Business Process Management & Transformation, WESCO Distribution

A WESCO 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.

Larry Stern

Board Secretary
President & CEO, Standard Electric Supply

Stern is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the 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.

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Andrew Quinn

Board Treasurer
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.

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Phil Hale

Board Officer
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.

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David Rosenstein

Board Officer
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.

Frank Kulaszewicz

Board Officer
Sr VP, CP& S, Rockwell Automation

Frank has over 30 years of experience with key leadership roles in Drive Systems, Standard Drives, Control & Visualization, as well as Senior VP, Architecture & Software. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration.

Brian DiBella

Board Officer
President, Electrical Wiring Systems, Legrand North America

DiBella joined Legrand in 2004 as Chief Information Officer. In 2007, he was appointed VP & GM of the Wiremold operation, and named President of the EWS division in 2014. Prior to Legrand, Brian held various management consulting positions.

Team


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Paul Molitor

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.

Kevin Corcoran

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kevin has an extensive background in GS1 Standards based Product Information Management and draws on 20+ years of success in the enterprise software market. His expertise includes aligning solutions that match business needs to foster mutually beneficial long-term relationships.

Bill Ferguson

Vice President, Products & Services

Bill joined IDEA in Sep 2018 after 20 years of working with ERP & MDM. Bill has worked with electrical distributors, plumbing manufacturers, and the worlds largest CPG, grocery & ad companies, focusing on the distribution of product data and combining the effort to produce global e-commerce platforms.

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Aneesha Mehra

Vice President, 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.

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Sherri Thorne

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.

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Reina Munsch

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.

Tom Guzik

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).

Susan Streich

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.

Bill Shomo

Director of Information Technology

Bill has over 35 years of system development and IT management. Bill’s experience includes cloud computing, info assurance, network design, data center operations & software development. Before joining IDEA, Bill worked in the Federal and Dept. of Defense providing secured system managed services for 16 years.