July 6, 2015

Introducing New IDEA Employees in 2015

Over the past few months, we have seen a few new faces around the IDEA office, who we expect will add value to the experience of our staff and customers alike. Please join us in welcoming them to the IDEA team!

Brenda Maxwell has joined the Standards team as a full-time Standards Development Administrator. Maxwell will be assisting with the organization and facilitation of the Industry Standards Committee (ISC), and working closely with committee officers and members to manage, maintain, and develop eBusiness Standards.

Maxwell has 17 years of experience in the electrical industry and was previously the IT Project Manager at Acuity Brands Lighting.

Maxwell works remotely from Atlanta, GA and can be reached at bmaxwell@idea4industry.com, or (703) 562-4639.

Gail Mayo has joined the IDW Client Services team as a full-time Data Management Specialist. Mayo will be engaged with manufacturers to assist and support them in achieving high levels of compliance and excellence through the IDW Data Certification Program while following the guidelines set forth by the industry.

Mayo joins the team with over 10 years experience in the electrical industry and was previously with Werner Electric.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and doing DIY projects around the house.

Mayo works remotely from Appleton, WI and can be reached at gmayo@idea4industry.com, or (703) 562-4612.

Bill Nay has joined the IDX team as a full-time EDI and IDX Sales Representative. Nay will be building upon our Industry Data Exchange (IDX) EDI service, expanding outside the electrical channel. Nay says he believes the IDX is applicable to any industry, with a large market to tap into.

“I am encouraged by the early-on momentum,” Nay says. “I expect this opportunity to be a great and fun time to build business in all sectors!”

Nay joins the team with over 29 years of sales experience in the telecommunications and services industry. Nay’s experience selling to enterprise, commercial, and SMB accounts provides a solid foundation to pursue new business at IDEA.

In his spare time, Nay’s passions are music and high-end audio systems, and he enjoys jazz, big band, and rock music. He attended Virginia Military Institute for electrical engineering.

Nay splits his time between IDEA’s Arlington office and his home office and can be reached at wnay@idea4industry.com, or (703) 562-4690.

Shahan Syed has joined the IDEA IT Team as a full-time Software Developer. Syed will be working closely with the IT team and the rest of IDEA’s dedicated experts to maintain and improve the Data Management Platform (DMP) and other internal applications. He will also be creating new (and exciting!) software for use by IDEA customers, in addition to managing external development resources to ensure projects meet deadlines.

Syed joins IDEA from Anybill Financial Resources, where he worked as a software developer.

“I was always intrigued with everything IT,” Syed says. “I convinced my management to let me fix a defect or two on their web application, after which I was offered a junior development role, and I haven’t looked back since! Nerds rule!”

In his free time, Syed is a self-acclaimed karaoke champ. (Fellow IDEA colleagues have already decided to put his claims to the test!)

Syed works from IDEA HQ in Arlington and can be reached at ssyed@idea4industry.com, or (703) 562-4603.

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