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.

Wendy Thomas

Wendy Thomas

National Account Manager

Wendy joined IDEAL Networks in February 1998 and is responsible for the US sales and our channel parters. Wendy has experience in various regional and national roles in sales, support and account management.  Prior to IDEAL Networks Wendy spent 3 years with Ortronics, now Legrand.

Fernando Barrera

Fernando Barrera

Latin America Manager

Fernando joined IDEAL in 2016 and is responsible for IDEAL Networks and IDEAL Industries as Latin America Manager. Fernando has almost 23 years of experience in the Networks Market. Fernando joined from Tyco Electronics (AMP Netconnect) where he was Mexico & Central America Manager. Prior to that, Fernando worked at two of the most important Networks Distributors worldwide, Anixter & Graybar.

Dennis rossi

Dennis rossi

Brazil Country Manager

Dennis joined IDEAL INDUSTRIES in 2003 as Technical Support for the datacomm family of products. In 2013 he became responsible for all business operations in the country. Prior to that, Dennis held technical positions in telecommunications distributors and worked with software localization for IBM.