Yearly Archives: 2018

Innovative-IDM Build-a-Bike 2018

Posted December 24, 2018 by Omar Mediano

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes, Uncategorized

We have had another wonderful year here at Innovative-IDM so it is time to pay it forward.

It has become a tradition at Innovative-IDM to purchase bikes, assemble them, and donate them to a great cause.

In 2017, we purchased and assembled 26 bikes and donated them to the Santa Cop program in Flower Mound, TX.

This year, we had to step in up a notch. We assembled and donated 45 bikes this year, crushing our goal from last year. Each bike is accompanied by a helmet and was donated to Metro Relief this year. Some bikes will be donated directly to families in need while others will be sold for pennies with all proceeds going to the Metro Relief Soup Kitchen in The Colony. It is an honor to work for a great company that makes giving back to the community a priority.

What will come in 2019?? Let’s wait and see!!

Innovative-IDM—MetroRelief-1080 from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Houston Branch Holiday Party 2018 (video)

Posted December 5, 2018 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

IIDM's Houston Branch threw a holiday soiree in the depths of the Houston Zoo. Attendees were lucky enough to have free Zoo Lights admission and a complimentary ticket for themselves and a guest for dinner and drinks inside one of the zoo's hospitality room. Lots of fun for people and animals alike.

Innovative-IDM Houston Branch Holiday Party 2018 from Innovative-IDM on Vimeo.

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Party at The Zoo!

Posted December 3, 2018 by Kelly Williams

Categories: Blog, Employees, IIDM Behind the Scenes, Innovative-IDM

Our Houston Branch's 2018 Holiday Party was one for the history books. The crew on Hollister is known to have its fair-share of party animals. So what do you do with party animals? You take them to the Zoo during the annual Houston Zoo Lights Celebration.

The guest list included:

Julian, a Madagascar Hognose Snake; Pigwidgeon, an Eastern Screech Owl; Ernie, a Porcupine; Chanticleer, a Rooster; and some I-IDM Party Animals.

Below are a few words from our sponsors:

"The Houston CIA organized an incredible Holiday Party. It was a ton of fun seeing the animals at the party, and the creatures the zoo keepers brought in as well. and I'm not just talking about the guests. From the food to the friends, from the prizes to the ambiance, it was a great time." -  Gene Gray

"Houston's CIA set a high bar for next year. Thanks for all your efforts to make the party a memorable time. Loved getting the chance to spend time with the Houston family." - Todd Mueller

"Thanks for all the planning and effort that went in to putting on such a fun and memorable holiday party. It was nice to see the Houston family and enjoy spending time together. I can't wait for next year's event to see what creative and fun ideas you and your team come up with next."- Adam Ring


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Gemini Season!

Posted November 2, 2018 by Sidney Mireles

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes


IIDM’s most recent Gemini Program graduates deployed in October as Sales Engineers in Houston, Oklahoma City and Chicago. Previous Gemini grads also are serving as Sales and Field Application Engineers in Dallas, Chicago and Austin branches.

The success of those engineering graduates combined with a healthy business outlook led IIDM to go full-ahead on recruiting the next class of high potential college grads.

The plan is to have at least 10 additional employees in the Gemini program by June 2019 or earlier.

Innovative recruiting teams fanned into engineering career fairs in September: Texas A&M University, Purdue University, Texas Tech University, University of Oklahoma and University of Wisconsin. The Goal? Find the brightest and most socially adapted candidates for Sales Engineer, Field Application Engineer and Design Engineer positions.

Interviewers talked with 100’s of students, conducted more than 60 on-campus interviews and created what ultimately became a list of about 25 candidates headed to HQ for more face-to-face and culture interviews; most full-time, a few for internships. More than 100 individual interview slots were filled during the four days in late September. Approximately the top 15 percent of campus interviews were extended offers.

"It was exciting to interview so many talented engineering students, both on campus and here in Dallas," said IIDM president Gene Gray. "We are especially thankful to those who carved into their busy school and social schedules to meet with the people at HQ. We’re honored that they took the time to come and we look forward to working with many of them after they graduate."

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Endia and Baby Kennedy’s Impending Arrival

Posted by Pepper Hastings

Categories: IIDM Behind the Scenes

Friday, Nov. 2, is Endia Villar's last day at work before taking maternity leave. Baby Kennedy is due in days (I have Nov. 4 in the interoffice betting pool). Thursday, some of Endia's friends gathered to honor her with baby shower. Husband Eddie was nice enough to attend. Lots of aaaaaawwwwwing as tiny shirts, blankets and other infect gifts were unboxed. Click on individual photos for GALLERY.


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