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.

Ed Rossi

Paul Cooper

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.

Paul Cooper

Clayton Such

Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Managing Director – IEMPS SA

Clayton Such is Executive Vice President at IEM Power Systems, overseeing all direct sales support and corporate marketing initiatives.

Such joined IEM Power Systems in 2011 and has over 10 years’ experience in the power and control systems industry in various senior roles in sales and engineering where he has developed over 50 MW and 75 MWh of distributed resource projects.

He is actively strengthening the sale and marketing of large scale systems and products that manage and store energy to enable more effective, efficient, and economical power delivery while establishing IEM Power Systems as the premier power systems/quality provider in the industry

Such graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering.

Clayton Such

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.

Cindy Goodsell

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.

Tom Cook

Jerry Gierke

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.

Jerry Gierke

Andy Pardue

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.

Andy Pardue

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.

Polly Bodin