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New Officers Bring Years of Experience and Dedication to the IDEA Mission to the Positions

CLEVELAND, GA, October 18, 2016 – The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) announces the election of Board Officers for the 2016-2017 term. The Officers were elected by the IDEA Board of Trustees and began serving their terms earlier this month.

Hande Meissner was elected President. Meissner has served on the Board of Directors since 2014 and is the Vice President of Operations of NexGen Digital, Inc., an IDEA Member since 2003. Hande also serves on numerous IDEA Committees and is providing leadership as Co-Chair for the creation of a new purchasing guidelines standard specific to the open market.

WEST BADEN SPRINGS, IN / ACCESSWIRE / October 13, 2014 / The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lia M. Powell as Executive Director. She will transition from her position of Program Director and begin her tenure as Executive Director on October 15, 2014. Powell will succeed Debra N. Eggeman, who is leaving the Association on October 31, 2014.

"This is an exciting time for IDEA as we move into our second decade now under the leadership of Lia Powell," stated Paul Romano, President of the IDEA Board of Trustees. "Lia brings experience, creativity, energy and a lot of new ideas to the Association, and we are very fortunate to have her in the Executive Director role."

QAV Technologies Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia approved as first global participant of new program

WEST BADEN SPRINGS, IN / ACCESSWIRE / October 6, 2014 / The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) announces the launch of a new program that encourages designated participation in IDEA for companies that are not Independent Distributors. The Qualified Program Participant Company (QPPC) Program was developed to expand access to IDEA’s products and services and to broaden the reach of its highly detailed standards that help organizations to develop and maintain their counterfeit mitigation efforts.

The QPPC Program has launched for Test Services Companies, the first category of many other company categories in development. For the QPPC – Test Services Program, an applicant company must meet a comprehensive and rigorous set of requirements, including the requirement to maintain IDEA-ICE-3000 Professional Inspector Certifications, and the applicant company must be approved by the Membership and Ethics Oversight Committee.

America II Electronics' President, Brian Ellison, has been elected to the Independent Distributors of Electronics Association's Board of Trustees.

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2013

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronic components, today announced that its president, Brian Ellison, has been elected to IDEA’s Board of Trustees. Ellison has been with America II for 10 years and, as president, is responsible for the company’s business in North America and Europe. He has 23 years of experience in the electronics industry.

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