February 18, 2015

IDEA Announces 2015-2016 Board Directors and Officers

IDEA Announces 2015-2016 Board Directors and Officers

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ARLINGTON, VA – The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) today announces its 2015-2016 Board of Directors and officers.

Wes Smith, President, Mayer Electric Supply, has ascended to the role of Chairman, from Vice Chair, and Christopher Curtis, Senior Advisor, Schneider Electric, is now Vice Chair/Chairman Elect.

Rick Gigliotti, VP, Sales Operations, WESCO Distribution, and Andrew Quinn, President, ILSCO Corporation, have joined the IDEA Board as voting directors, replacing outgoing directors, Bob Siegel, VP Investment & Inventory Management, Graybar, and Tom Gross, Vice Chairman & COO, Eaton Corporation, respectively.

“IDEA continues to advance toward its goal of increasing the depth, breadth, and quality of the IDW through initiatives like the Data Certification Program,” said Smith. “Manufacturers and distributors alike are receiving enhanced value from IDEA and the Industry Dara Warehouse, and I look forward to working with the new and returning directors in my role as IDEA Chair to maintain this momentum.”

The Board’s eight voting directors are appointed by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). Curtis and Phil Hale, CIO, Elliott Electric Supply, have each accepted an additional two-year term on the Board, and all others, except Gigliotti and Quinn, are returning directors.

Gigliotti has been with WESCO Distribution for more than 35 years, where he currently works on pricing strategies, customer relationship application development, and product data management. Quinn manages the day-to-day operations of US and Canadian sales and manufacturing at ILSCO Corporation and 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.

The 2015-2016 IDEA Officers:

  • Chairman: Wes Smith, President, Mayer Electric Supply
  • Vice Chairman: Christopher Curtis, Senior Advisor, Schneider Electric
  • Treasurer: David Rosenstein, President & CEO, Connexion
  • Secretary: Ted Crandall, Senior VP & CFO, Rockwell Automation

NAED-Appointed Board Members:

  • Rick Gigliotti, VP, Sales Operations, WESCO Distribution
  • Phil Hale, CIO, Elliott Electric Supply
  • David Rosenstein, President & CEO, Connexion
  • Wes Smith, President, Mayer Electric Supply

NEMA-Appointed Board Members:

  • Jack Carlson, EVP & President, North American Business, Southwire
  • Ted Crandall, Senior VP & CFO, Rockwell Automation
  • Christopher Curtis, Senior Advisor, Schneider Electric
  • Andrew Quinn, President, ILSCO Corporation                                                                                      

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About IDEA: The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. The company helps thousands of manufacturers and distributors find the most cost-effective methods for running day-to-day business. IDEA’s applications help connect the supply chain and make business processes efficient, easy and enjoyable for people every day. IDEA was founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members. Their applications also bring value to vertical markets such as industrial, retail, and consumer-packaged goods. IDEA is headquartered in Arlington, VA (idea4industry.com).