The Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) - Paul Romano (Fusion)



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Senior Board Member (L) (2016-2021)
Years of Continuous Board Service: 2008-2021

One Marina Park Drive, Suite 305
Boston, MA 02210

Joined IDEA: 2004
Committee Participation: Chair, Standards; Chair, IDEA-STD-1010 Update Subcommittee (Standards); Vice Chair, IDEA-QMS-9090 Subcommittee (Standards); Purchasing Standard Subcommittee (Standards); Budget & Finance; Management; Membership & Ethics Oversight

Activities and Notable Contributions:
• Attended Atlanta Board Summit – February 2010 
• Chaired and successfully completed the revision of IDEA-STD-1010 – 2009-2011
• Presented on IDEA-STD-1010-B at the 2011 ERAI Executive Conference – April 2011
• Interviewed by industry trade magazines on behalf of IDEA
• Attended and presented at the 2011 State of the Association Meeting – April 2011
• Attended Boston Board Summit – October 2011
• Attended and presented at the 2012 State of the Association Meeting – May 2012
• Attended and presented at the 2013 State of the Association Meeting – April 2013
• Attended Houston Board Summit – March 2014
• Attended Boston Annual Membership Meeting – November 2014
• Past President of the Board of Trustees (5 Terms)

Paul Romano is the Chief Operating Officer of Fusion Trade, Inc and has been with Fusion since 2001. Prior to Fusion, Paul held executive management positions with Converge and Real World. Paul has an MBA from the Booth School at the University of Chicago, a Masters in Systems Management from USC, and a BA from Bucknell University. He has been on the Board of IDEA since September of 2008.

Currently, Paul is the Chairman of both the Standards Committee. Paul has been in the Independent Distribution Industry for over fifteen years, and Fusion has been a Member of IDEA for more than twelve years.

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