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IDEA's Bob Gaylord is stepping down.

IDEA’s Bob Gaylord Step Down, Schneider’s Chris Curtis to Manage Day-to-Day Operations During Search for New Exec Officer

The IDEA Board of Directors, chaired by Jack Carlson (president of Southwire’s North American Business), announced today that CEO and President Bob Gaylord has stepped down to pursue other areas of interest.

IDEA, Rosslyn, Va., is jointly owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). “The IDEA board and the entire organization thanks Bob for his leadership and service to the electrical industry community during the last seven years as CEO,” said Carlson.

With Gaylord’s departure, the IDEA board has named Chris Curtis, former CEO of Schneider Electric’s North American Operations, current chairman of the NEMA Board of Governors, and an IDEA board member, to manage the day-to-day operations of IDEA while chairing the search process for a new executive officer. Details

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