Jean-Philippe Dieudonné new Managing Director of IDEE

From 1 April 2021, Jean-Philippe Dieudonné has begun a new role as Managing Director of IDEE GmbH. In his most recent position, Jean-Philippe was Vice President Key Strategic Accounts & Alliances EMEA at Eaton. He succeeds Heinrich Thye, who now takes over as Manager Marketing and Organisation. With these changes, IDEE ensures a successful generational handover and a future oriented professional strengthening.

IDEE is the leading international marketing group of electrical distributors and has a joint turnover in electrical material of 4.8 bn€. The group brings together well-known independent electrical distribution companies from across Europe and beyond. With its Vision 2025, IDEE is focused as a value chain service provider in this omnichannel era (www.idee-europe.com).

In Jean-Philippe Dieudonné, IDEE has secured an experienced international leader, with an excellent network in the industry to head its organisation. Jean-Philippe Dieudonné has extensive experience in the technical electrical sector. He brings considerable know-how in the areas of strategy, marketing, sales and internationalisation, positioning IDEE, its members and its marketing partners ideally for the opportunities in the coming years.

The topics of digitalisation, sustainability and efficiency bring challenges, but at the same time offer enormous potential for the IDEE group. The new position of Marketing and Organisation was created to provide new impetus for further development in the long term. Heinrich Thye will contribute to this with his many years of experience.

The IDEE Board of Directors looks forward to working with Jean-Philippe Dieudonné and wishes him and the entire team continued success.


On behalf of the Board of Directors

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IDEE (International Distributors of Electrical Equipment), is an international group of independent wholesalers.



The idea behind IDEE:

  • the promotion of quality-oriented installers
  • the establishment of highly efficient services for industrial customers
  • the implementation of international product and supplier strategies
  • the maintenance of independence for IDEE members