Posted tagged ‘Charles Manning’

What Do I-IDM Houston and Wittenstein Have in Common?

August 22, 2012

A new RaceWay gas station and convenience store recently opened in a shared parking lot with our Houston office. One of the perks of the construction was a new “retaining pool” behind the RaceWay. I couldn’t help but think of the resemblance between Innovative-IDM Houston (middle photo) and Wittenstein’s US HQ in Bartlett, Ill. (Top photo). I guess the main difference is there is water in Wittenstein’s pond. And without water, I guess our pond is really just a ditch.

The dramatic photo at the bottom shows thirsty Innovative-IDM employees stampeding the RaceWay on opening day. That’s Houston operations manager Charles Manning with the nonchalant look of hands in pockets as he sashays toward the door, trying not to draw attention to himself. But don’t let that conservative approach fool you; seconds later, he had recklessly squandered $1.49 of his family’s savings on a Crush drink.

It Took Less Than a Week . . .

September 3, 2010

As you might have heard, Innovative Automation purchased Omron Service Centers on Monday, creating Innovative-IDM in the wake. So our new employees in Houston already get it after four or five days– you got to live it, or take it elsewhere. Innovative-IDM is the HOME of LEGENDARY customer service, as evidenced on Charles Manning’s office window. Hug it.