Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) (Arlington, Va.): IDEA has announced its 2016-2017 board of directors and officers. Christopher Curtis, senior advisor, Schneider Electric, has ascended to the role of chairman, from vice chair, and David Rosenstein, president & CEO, Connexion, is now vice chair.
The Board’s eight voting directors are appointed by the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The 2016-2017 IDEA Officers are: Chairman - Christopher Curtis, Schneider Electric; Vice Chairman - David Rosenstein, Connexion; Treasurer - Andrew Quinn, president, ILSCO ; Secretary - Rick Gigliotti, V.P., sales operations, WESCO Distribution; NAED-Appointed Board Members: Rick Gigliotti; Phil Hale, CIO, Elliott Electric Supply; David Rosenstein; Wes Smith, president, Mayer Electric Supply; NEMA-Appointed Board Members: Jack Carlson, executive V.P. and president, North American Business, Southwire; Ted Crandall, senior V.P. & CFO, Rockwell Automation; Christopher Curtis; and Andrew Quinn.
“Over the last year, IDEA made significant strides to better address the data needs of our channel, particularly through the rising success of the Data Certification Program” said Curtis. “With plans in place to further enhance the value that manufacturers and distributors receive from IDEA’s services and applications throughout 2016 and beyond, I anticipate that we’ll see continued drive and growth from IDEA.”