July 23, 2018

IDEA Announces Thomas as Newest Member of Tech Affiliate Program


IDEA Announces Thomas as Newest Member of Tech Affiliate Program

IDEA announces newest member of Tech Affiliate program, the Thomas Product Data Solutions Group, an information and technology company which focuses on content creation and management solutions for manufacturers and distributors. This newest member will augment IDEA’s capability to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and efficiency in the supply chain.


MEDIA CONTACT: Reina Munsch, IDEA, 703-562-4681

Arlington, VA—Today IDEA announced a new member to its Tech Affiliate Program, Thomas Product Data Solutions. Thomas, headquartered in New York City, has been in business for over 120 years. They focus on serving both manufacturers and distributors in the industrial and construction marketplaces to increase sales opportunities, share data effectively with their partners, and focus on digital marketing strategies that promote a positive digital customer experience for the design & construction communities.

In the future, this affiliation will be able to allow IDEA to reach out to even more manufacturers and distributors, giving them a wider array of options as they look to bring richer and more detailed product information to their specifying and sourcing clients. “We have seen an increasing demand for a deeper level of product information, like BIM, from the electrical design and  construction community,” said David Bandi, Director of AEC/BIM Solutions at Thomas. “We are looking forward to bringing our experience in electrical products to help manufacturers create and maintain the highest quality BIM data for their distributors and end-users.”

“This has been a banner year for IDEA’s Tech Affiliate program,” said Mike Wentz, Executive Vice President of IDEA. “We’ve made great progress welcoming a number of new affiliates that understand our business and its unique needs. In particular, Thomas’ exceptional ability to enable manufacturers to deliver rich product data like CAD and BIM from a scalable cloud-based platform stood out to us. Thomas is a very welcome addition to our Tech Affiliate family.”

The IDEA and Thomas affiliation went into effect on June 15th. For more information about Thomas and their products and services, please visit https://www.thomasnet.com

About IDEA: The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. Since its founding by the partnership between National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and (NEMA) partnership in 1998, IDEA’s applications provide value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. Every year, thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods through IDEA’s innovative products and processes. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and profitable while maintaining the highest standards of data quality. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA (idea4industry.com)

About Thomas: Thomas provides actionable information, data, analysis and tools that align with and support today’s industrial buying process. Its solutions include the Thomas Network at Thomasnet.com®, industry’s largest and most active buyer/supplier network. Through Thomas Marketing Services and Thomas Product Data Solutions, the company provides full-service industrial marketing programs, website development, CAD/BIM solutions and digital product data syndication. Thomas Insights delivers original content to help marketers and supply chain professionals inform their decision-making, through leading titles including Thomas Industry Update, Thomas Index, Inbound Logistics® and Industrial Equipment News® (IEN®).