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Ideal Industries promotes Doug Sanford to COO

September 15, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

September 15, 2023 – Ideal Industries Inc. promoted Doug Sanford to chief operating officer (COO)—a new position in the company.

In this role, he is responsible for the organizational strength and performance of the three global brands under the Ideal umbrella: Ideal Electrical, Anderson Power, and Enatel.

Sanford joined Ideal in October 2016 as group president for Electrical. He was promoted to senior vice-president, E&I, in August 2019 and, for the past four years, has been “driving strategic focus and global alignment across the divisions to support greater organic growth and profitability”.

“Doug’s thoughtful approach in executing a focused business strategy has ensured the company’s position to win in all markets where business is conducted,” said Steve Henn, CEO. “We are confident his promotion will further strengthen our company’s focus, vision and values.”


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