Key People

Paul Walsh

Paul Walsh

General Manager

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.

Tim Widdershoven

Tim Widdershoven

Global Marketing Manager

Tim joined IDEAL Networks in 2014 and is responsible for IDEAL Networks operations globally. Tim was with ITW for 15 years and Marketing Manager of ITW Industry.

Claire Mann

Claire Mann

Customer Service Manager (EMEA)

Claire joined IDEAL in 1994 and is responsible for Customer Services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Starting with IDEAL as the office administrator, Claire has worked for each department, progressing and growing with IDEAL, giving her a unique understanding of the company and customers needs.

In her spare time, Claire likes to sculpt and enjoys reading.

Peter Kent

Peter Kent

Development Manager

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.

Andreas Bregler

Andreas Bregler

Business Unit Manager (EMEA)

In 2010 Andreas joined IDEAL Networks and is the Business Unit Manager (EMEA).  Previously Andreas had experience in leading several Commercial Team’s within Arrow Electronics, Central Europe and was a Vice President of Product Marketing (IP&E), Europe for Avnet Electronics Marketing.

Ajay Agrawal

Ajay Agrawal

Country Manager (India)

Ajay joined IDEAL India as Financial Controller in August 2011 and was promoted as Country Manager in February 2014. Ajay is responsible for developing the business of IDEAL INDUSTRIES in India.

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.

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.