Key People

Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

Chief Executive Officer

Paul joined IDEAL Networks in 2013 and is responsible for IDEAL Networks operations globally. Paul was previously with ITW for 15 years and was General Manager of ITW Industry offering market leading brands in the construction industry.

Scott Paterson

Scott Paterson

Chief Financial Officer

Scott joined IDEAL Networks in 2016 and is responsible for the Global Finance and IT functions. He is a CIMA qualified Finance professional, specialising in both statutory accounting and commercial finance. Scott joined from Manrose Manufacturing LTD. Prior to that, Scott held senior finance posts at Guinness World Records and The Royal Opera House. 

Peter Kent

Peter Kent

Development Director

Peter joined Trend Communications in 1996 which was later acquired by IDEAL INDUSTRIES INC. He is now responsible for IDEAL Networks Product Development. Peter has 24 years’ experience in product development and software engineering.

Tim Widdershoven

Tim Widdershoven

Marketing Director

Tim joined IDEAL Networks in 2014 and is responsible for Marketing Globally. With IDEAL Networks Tim has helped increase brand awareness using a digital strategy and create a pipeline of new products based on customer research. Prior to IDEAL Networks Tim was with ITW for 15 years. 

Russell Stratton

Russell Stratton

Operations Director

Russell joined IDEAL Networks in 2016 and is responsible for the Operations Globally. He came to us with over 20 years’ experience in various Senior Management positions including Operations and Supply Chain.

Russell’s previous roles span a variety of industries including commercial fitness equipment, food preparation and satellite news gathering equipment.

Joe Di Santo

Joe Di Santo

Business Development Manager (Australia)

Joe Di Santo joined IDEAL INDUSTRIES Australia as Business Development Manager in July , 2016.

Joe comes to IDEAL Industries after a 16 year term with one of Australia’s leading electrical wholesaler companies – Middendorp Electric Pty. Ltd. During that period Joe progressed through the organization from purchasing and sales and marketing roles with his most recent stint as being the National Sales Manager – Technologies. In that role, Joe was able to successfully establish unique brands and product solutions targeting specialized technology requirements across a range of end-user customer segments.

Joe’s brief at IDEAL is to determine what our attractive end-user customer segments in Australia are and design specific marketing and sales strategies to drive success across a range of our existing, new and about to be released product initiatives.

Tony Pham

Tony Pham

Product Manager (Australia)

Tony joined the IDEAL team in January, 2017, as our Product Manager for the IDEAL Australia business. Tony, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from RMIT University in Melbourne, comes to us from Cigweld, where his last role was Associate Brand Manager, Gas Equipment and Plasma Cutting. Tony’s brief is to provide product management support for the IDEAL Networks Range and our wider electrical portfolio in Australia.