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.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul Cooper is Chief Operating Officer at IEM, overseeing operations for the East Coast.
Cooper joined IEM in 2012 with over 25 years of manufacturing executive experience. His most recent position was President of Trantech Radiator Products, Inc., a manufacturer of radiators and other cooling solutions.
Cooper is responsible for growing new Rotary UPS business while strengthening the existing businesses through new product development, production rationalization, and other profitability initiatives.
Cooper's extensive experience provides opportunities for IEM to continuously improve across all job functions by driving a culture of excellence at all levels within the company.
Cooper earned a BSE from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and an MBA from Wilmington College, in Wilmington, DE.
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.
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.
Vice President Sales – Renewables and Energy Storage
Jerry Gierke is vice president of sales for Renewables and Energy Storage at IEM Power Systems.
Gierke began his career at IEM as vice president of sales for the utility and commercial markets in 1970. He developed and marketed IEM’s proprietary 15kV Vacuum Circuit Breaker which was later sold to Square D and was instrumental in IEM’s growth. He joined LGE Electrical Sales as president in 1985 but returned to the new IEM in 2002 in his present capacity. Since his return, he’s expanded sales from a local/regional to national basis and has managed many of IEM’s largest accounts.
Gierke received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Heald College. He prides himself on his many long-standing relationships with notables in the industry.
Vice President of Product Development and Analysis
Andy Pardue oversees all development of new products and the application of computer analysis in the product development process.
Pardue brings a well-rounded background to IEM that includes experience as president of PAR3 Technology and director level positions at Cummin’s providing design, analysis and manufacturing expertise in the development of next-generation products. Andy has a broad range of skills in the mechanical and thermal design of systems and expertise in building computer modeling skills in companies.
Pardue earned a BS, MS, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. He has issued numerous patents and publications as well as coordinated programs with international committees, production facilities and universities.
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.