July 31, 2018

IDEA’s Mary Shaw Elected to ETIM International’s Executive Board


On June 20th, Mary Shaw, director of eBusiness standards and ETIM representative for North America, was elected to the executive board of directors of ETIM international.


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Arlington, VA—On June 20th, Mary Shaw was elected to the executive board of directors of ETIM International. She and Frank Jaegtnes from Norway were selected by ETIM International’s General Assembly to replace board members Eric Piers and Sverker Skoglund, whose terms had ended.

Shaw is looking forward to applying her three decades of experience in standardization, to bring a fresh perspective on the needs of the emerging ETIM market in North America.

“It is an enormous honor to be elected,” said Shaw. “This is a unique opportunity to leverage both my experience and perspective to serve the needs of the expanding standards market in North America.”

Paul Molitor, CEO and president of IDEA, agreed that Shaw’s appointment is significant.

“It’s not often you get a chance to capture a governance seat on a global standards committee,” he said.

ETIM is an international product classification model for the electrotechnical, HVAC, sanitary, shipbuilding and general construction sector.

Shaw’s tenure as a board member began on June 20th, and will run for three years, at which point she will be eligible for re-election for another three years.


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)