January 5, 2011

Lynn Sheppard Joins the IDEA Team

Lynn Sheppard, formerly of Panduit Corporation, has joined the Data Synchronization Platform team as a Data Quality Analyst. Sheppard 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.

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

  • Technical support and analysis for EDI systems
  • Designing, coding, testing and supporting application programs
  • Creation of system documentation and training materials
  • Participation in software acquisitions and installations
  • Project management

    During her 25 years at Panduit, she was involved with IDEA’s Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) from its inception and the implementation of the EDI transactions to communicate Panduit product information to IDW. She provided technical support for EDI systems and interfaces with Panduit’s ERP system and was responsible for upgrading EDI translation software and testing back-end interfaces. From her early involvement in the IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) and with IDW, she understands the need for data accuracy across the electrical industry. She graduated with a B.S in Information Systems and Computer Programming from Purdue University (IN).

    Lynn can be reached at lsheppard@idea-esolutions.com or at 703-887-1463. Please join us in welcoming Lynn to the IDEA team!

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