Archive for August 2012

Who Let the Smoke Out?

August 15, 2012

It’s not always this easy for our electronics repairs technicians.

Magic Smoke in an AC Drive from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

A tale of donuts, a customer, and a grateful salesman

August 10, 2012

Today, we commemorated the 100,000th donut delivered by Innovative-IDM to MultiCam with a customer appreciation event. That’s nearly 500 donuts waiting for hungry employees — hey, it’s Friday, it’s payday AND free donuts. Life is great, right?!

Innovative-IDM is grateful for its business partnership with MultiCam. Which brings to mind one of my favorite factory automation bedtime stories . . .

Once upon a time, oh about 12 years ago, there was a company just getting started in the automation and controls parts distribution business. And there was a salesman.

The company needed customers, and the salesman found a customer who believed in him and his upstart company. The salesman was grateful for that customer’s confidence, so he thanked the customer sincerely by bringing donuts by one Friday morning. The next Friday, he brought donuts again. And for the next several weeks, months and years, this same salesman brought donuts every Friday morning for his customer, because it was gratitude he had, and the customer’s confidence he depended on.

Twelve and one-half years later, the donuts have been delivered to MultiCam, rain or shine, bear or bull market, orders up or down, every Friday morning. That first salesman was Innovative-IDM president Gene Gray (shaking hands with Multicam president Kris Hanchette below). — ph

Buzz Welcomes Jennifer Minier to Innovative-IDM

August 9, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Jennifer Minier to Innovative-IDM!  Jennifer joined Innovative in late July after 4½ years as a customer care representative with U-Haul in Houston.  In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys reading, watching street racing, and riding her motorcycle.

Buzz Welcomes Jennifer Minier to Innovative-IDM


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Houston Omron Basic and Advanced PLC Training August 23 and 24

August 2, 2012

Omron PLC training is coming back to Houston on August 23 and 24!  If you missed signing up for Basic and Advanced PLC training earlier this year, now is the time to act!  Seats are limited to 12 – reserve your seat today!

Houston Basic PLC and Advanced PLC Training
Two classes to choose from!
August 23, 2012  Basic PLC
August 24, 2012  Advanced PLC – CX Programmer: Advanced Techniques & Troubleshooting
Innovative-IDM Training Room Houston
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
$299 per class or attend both classes for $399!
(includes catered lunch and PLC hardware)

Plus, you leave with $200 in actual hardware and software (see below or click here.)

How easy is it to sign up for Houston Omron PLC training?  Give us a call at 877.906.2100 or send us an email at and sign up NOW.

Omron PLC training Houston August 2012

Omron Recognizes Innovative-IDM for 10 Years of Service

August 1, 2012

Charlie Clark, Darren Henderson, and Ricardo Gomez of Omron added a special touch to the morning Hoopla meeting today as they presented Innovative-IDM president Gene Gray with a plaque recognizing 10 legendary years of partnership between Omron and Innovative-IDM.

Omron Recognizes Innovative-IDM for Ten Years of Service

From left to right: Ricardo Gomez, Gene Gray, Darren Henderson, Charlie Clark

Buzz Welcomes Frank White to Innovative-IDM

August 1, 2012

Join Buzz in welcoming Frank White to Innovative-IDM!  Frank joins Innovative-IDM after 11 years with Industrial Automation Controls and 10 years with Siemens E&A, both in Memphis.  He grew up in Memphis and attended State Technical Institute of Memphis.  Frank’s interests and hobbies include fitness and playing golf.

Buzz Welcomes Frank White to Innovative-IDM