March 18, 2015

IDEA Announces Appointment of Susan Streich to Director, Strategic Accounts

IDEA Announces Appointment of Susan Streich to Director, Strategic Accounts

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ARLINGTON, VA – The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) today announces its appointment of Susan Streich as Director, Strategic Accounts. 

Streich was formerly Manager, Wholesale Data Services at IDEA. In her new role as Director, Strategic Accounts, she will focus on managing key manufacturer and distributor business relationships. 

“The cost savings that IDEA’s services bring to the electrical channel are clear to me, and I look forward to working with our current customer base to increase the value they receive from IDEA’s offerings,” said Streich. “I’m prepared to help our customers improve the efficiency of their businesses, communicate more clearly with their trading partners, and populate the Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) with the most accurate, complete product data possible.”

Streich brings to the position 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, Streich was integral to Vista Information Services while working at Epicor (formerly Activant Solutions) and spearheaded the market research project in the electrical industry. Among other accomplishments during her tenure as Manager, Wholesale Data Services at IDEA, Streich actively pursued efforts to assist manufacturers in loading product information to the IDW. She also supported the launch of the Data Certification Program and has helped to secure commitment from more than 100 manufacturers to achieve IDW Compliance by October 1, 2015.

“Susan holds deep channel experience and a strong record of success to focus on IDEA’s key accounts,” said Mike Wentz, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, IDEA. “We are investing her talent and energies to ensure our customers’ satisfaction while expanding their utilization of the IDW and other related solutions.”  

Streich has been active in the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) Women in the Industry group for many years and will continue to participate in key industry events.

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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).