March 17, 2010

Barbara Prince Joins the IDEA Team

Barbara Prince, formerly of Thomas & Betts ( and Carlon/Lamson & Sessions (acquired by T&B in 2007), has joined the Data Synchronization Platform team as a Data Quality Analyst. Prince will monitor and manage activities and processes that impact the quality of data available to IDEA customers. She will work with manufacturers, distributors and software providers to help resolve data quality issues and define and execute strategies to improve data quality.

Prince has a variety of technical and business skills with proven expertise in:

  • Customer service management    
  • eCommerce standards including EDI, barcoding, and data synchronization
  • SAP order management, quotation and contract management, and pricing procedures
  • SAP master data
  • Process improvement

While at Thomas & Betts, she played an active role in developing and maintaining pricing guidelines to optimize market share and profit margin goals for the Carlon product lines, and she was responsible for integrating Carlon’s SAP customer service and pricing procedures with Thomas & Bett’s system. Prince also served as a main contact for IDEA and was an active member of the IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC). She graduated with a B.A from Notre Dame College (OH).

Barbara can be reached at or at 703-562-4683. Welcome to the IDEA team!