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Management

IEM executives and managers have long-standing careers in the power distribution and systems industry. Most have worked at IEM for more than 20 years. We know the business and the value of dedication.

Ed Rossi

President, CEO

Rossi joined IEM in 1989 as vice president of marketing and later became executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. In 1995, he was named president of the company spearheading new product development and general management. He left IEM in 2001 to form e4 Solutions but returned to the new IEM as president in 2003.

Under his direction, IEM annual sales have grown over 400% since 2004 and the Company has forged a solid reputation as a manufacturer of custom electrical distribution equipment.

Prior to joining IEM, Rossi held various sales and marketing roles for GE, becoming National Sales Manager for GE Supply in 1987. He began his career in the electrical industry at ITE Imperial in 1974 before moving on to GE in 1978.

Rossi earned a BSME from Santa Clara University. He remains active in local charities and his family’s wine business in Napa.

Doug Kristensen

Chief Operating Officer

Doug Kristensen is chief operating officer at IEM, overseeing operations for the Fremont, CA, and Vancouver, BC facilities.

Kristensen has over 23 years’ experience in power systems switchgear and control experience in various senior roles in sales, marketing and product development.

He is actively strengthening the IEM operation to reflect the Company’s growing design expertise and its ability to deliver custom equipment for larger projects.

He looks forward to bringing both his experience and passion for power system solutions to IEM and assist with process/product integration of all IEM business units and establishing IEM as the premier power systems/quality provider in the industry.

Kristensen graduated from SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary, AB with diplomas in both Power and Chemical Engineering Technology.

John Hulme

Chief Information Officer

John Hulme is chief information officer at IEM.

He has been affiliated with IEM since 1976 and is responsible for accounting, finance, and systems.

Hulme pioneered the development and use of computer-aided-design software at IEM, putting the Company at the forefront of CAD/CAM deployment in the electrical equipment industry. His FISI and configuration software is still in use at IEM today, enabling custom designs and fast turnaround.

Hulme earned a BS in Math, BA in Asian Languages, and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. He maintains a long-standing membership in Vistage International, an executive leadership group with over 14,500 members worldwide.

Cindy Goodsell

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy Goodsell is the chief financial officer for IEM and IEM Power Systems.

Goodsell has worked closely with IEM for over 10 years and joined the company in 2012 as part of their financial management team. Goodsell is responsible for overseeing the accounting departments as well as the corporate reporting and income tax filing requirements for the IEM group of companies.

Goodsell, a Certified Public Accountant, has over 30 years of experience. Her strong analytical skills and extensive knowledge in the financial sector have helped support IEM’s growth.

Goodsell earned a BS in Finance from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Santa Clara University. For 20 years she has served as an elected trustee for the Union School District in San Jose, California, working to improve the education of the 5,000 students in her district.

Frank Cavezza

Executive Vice President Operations - IEM Fremont

Frank Cavezza is executive vice president of operations at IEM’s main plant in Fremont, CA.

Cavezza is a cornerstone of the IEM management team.

He joined the Company in 1975 and is responsible for building an exceptional and experienced operations team that includes:
Greg Fitzgerald – Production Manager, 20 years;
Bob Strack – Design Manager, 30 years;
Don Kreitzer – LV Plant Manager, 45 years;
Dennis Sapp – HV Plant Manager, 30 years;
Tony Perreira – SM Plant Manager, 35 years; and
Bob Walter – QC Manager, 35 years.

His career includes time with Westinghouse and ITE, and Anixter Power (acquired by IEM in 1975) – but for Frank and his team, it’s all about IEM.

Don Kozerski

Vice President Sales - Western Region and Marketing

Don Kozerski is vice president of sales and marketing at IEM, managing all corporate marketing and sales support initiatives.

Kozerski has been with IEM since 1995 with previous experience at GE, Cutler Hammer, and Square D in various sales and sales management roles. He is actively strengthening the IEM brand to reflect the Company’s growing design expertise and its ability to deliver custom equipment for larger projects. His knowledge of the industry and the challenges facing IEM’s customers enable the Company to maximize its contribution on every project.

Kozerski graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University.

Tom Cook

Vice President Sales – Eastern Region

Tom Cook oversees all IEM sales activity and reps in the Eastern Region of the U.S.

Cook joined IEM in 2008 after a 21 year career with GE in the electrical distribution industry. He’s responsible for expanding the role and awareness of IEM among east coast customers and partners.

Cook brings a well-rounded background to IEM that includes experience working at both a manufacturer and electrical distributor, holding a variety of positions in sales, sales management, marketing, general management, and operations management. This gives him a strong background on the market, products, customer requirements, competition, and complementary products.

Cook earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a BS in Industrial Distribution at Clarkson University.

Guy Anderson

Vice President Sales and Operations - IEM Canada

Guy Anderson is vice president of IEM Canada, overseeing all Canadian sales and engineering operations.

Anderson joined IEM in 2007 after 12 years in sales, management, and research with Thompson Technology, Dirk & Price Engineering and Nova Solar Systems.

He's an expert in the design of control and parallel switchgear systems and is well versed with Canada's electrical distribution business requirements.

Anderson received a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Assiniboine College, Brandon MB Canada in 1993

Polly Bodin, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources

Polly Bodin is Director of Human Resources at IEM, responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function for the Fremont, CA, Vancouver, BC and Jacksonville, FL facilities.

Bodin joined IEM in 2012 with over 30 years’ experience in all facets of HR including employee relations, recruitment, compensation, benefits administrations, and specializes in HR department startups. She has been instrumental in developing processes to improve overall employee satisfaction, enhancing productivity and fostering a conducive work environment.

Bodin has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Human Resources Management from University of Louisiana at Lafayette and certified as a PHR, SHRM-CP since 1993.