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Ideal Industries Promotes Sanford to COO

Sept. 22, 2023

Ideal Industries (Sycamore, IL): Doug Sanford was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position for the company. In this role, he manages the three global brands under the Ideal Industries umbrella: Ideal Electrical, Anderson Power and Enatel.

“Doug’s thoughtful approach in executing a focused business strategy has ensured the company’s position to win in all markets where business is conducted,” said Ideal I Industries CEO Steve Henn in the press release. “We are confident his promotion will further strengthen our company’s focus, vision and values.”

Sanford joined Ideal Industries in Oct. 2016 as the group president for Ideal Electrical. He was promoted to senior VP, E&I in Aug. 2019 and for the past four years has been driving strategic focus and global alignment across the divisions to support greater organic growth and profitability.

Prior to joining Ideal Industries and beginning in 2003, Sanford held general management roles within HA International, International Equipment Solutions and Hendrickson. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bradley University.