Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA), (Arlington, Va.): IDEA today announces its 2015-2016 Board of Directors and officers. Wes Smith, president, Mayer Electric Supply, is now chairman, from vice chair, and Christopher Curtis, senior advisor, Schneider Electric, is now vice chair/chairman elect. Rick Gigliotti, V.P., sales operations, WESCO Distribution, and Andrew Quinn, president, ILSCO Corp., have joined the IDEA Board as voting directors, replacing outgoing directors, Bob Siegel, V.P. investment & inventory management, Graybar, and Tom Gross, vice chairman & COO, Eaton Corp.
“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 Data 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.