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NEMA welcomes IDEA president.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 30, 2007 - NEMA applauds IDEA, a partnership between NEMA and NAED, for hiring Robert E. Gaylord as president. Gaylord, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, brings to IDEA in-depth expertise in leading large, complex, dispersed organizations of both military and civilian personnel. He joins IDEA after serving as president and chief executive officer of the Leader to Leader Institute in New York.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Welcomes New IDEA President

Press release date: Nov 26, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) applauds IDEA for its hiring of Robert E. Gaylord as its president.

IDEA is a partnership between NEMA and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

Gaylord, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, is a versatile senior executive with a proven record of accomplishment as a leader, manager and communicator. He brings to IDEA in-depth expertise in leading large, complex, dispersed organizations of both military and civilian personnel. He joins IDEA after serving as president and chief executive officer of the Leader to Leader Institute in New York.

"I know Bob Gaylord as a remarkable officer and a fantastic leader," said NEMA President and Chief Executive Officer Evan R. Gaddis. "I am confident that Bob will work with our industries to lead IDEA to new levels of service and accomplishment."

For more information about IDEA, go to www.idea-esolutions.com .

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

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