About Us

Home of the Legendary Customer Experience

Industrial automation leader Innovative-IDM was founded in 2000 as Innovative Automation with a single location in Dallas. We were primarily a Contract Manufacturer focused on building electrical control panels. Founders Gene Gray, Tim Mueller, Todd Mueller and Adam Ring sold during the day and built control panels at night.

Along the way, Innovative-IDM allied with key distribution channel partners such as Omron Automation & Safety, Parker EMN and SSD, SMC, Wago, Yaskawa Drives and Yaskawa Motion. Our technologies and services represent blue chip choices for our customers. When our customers asked, we added Systems Integration, Field Service and Industrial Electronic Repairs to our service line up.

In its second decade, Innovative-IDM made several acquisitions including Omron Service Centers (formerly Omron IDM Controls) and Sunbelt Power Controls, among others. We accelerated our expertise in plant safety and guarding by acquiring a complete aluminum extrusion cutting, milling and assembly shop. This positioned us to be recognized as a Parker IPS Design Center to help customers with machine guarding and other safety initiatives. Our TUV certified engineers also can perform plant safety audits.

Today, as our third decade unfolds, we moved to our new corporate HQ in Lewisville, Texas. Front and center is our robotics proof-of-concept lab which contains Articulated Arm, Cartesian, SCARA, Delta, Collaborative and Mobile robots. This facility allows us to test your robotics application onsite with our engineers and move your project forward faster, no matter where your facility is located. And our Safe Space product has kept thousands of plant employees better protected when social distancing is not feasible.

Innovative-IDM has grown into a company with more than 100 team members and stocking locations in Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Tulsa. We offer local sales and field service support to customers across the southern U.S. and the upper Midwest.

Innovative-IDM has been recognized as an INC 5000 fastest growing private business in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. To this day, we operate under our founding principles of business integrity, team loyalty and a model of “doing the right thing” for our customers, team members, and vendors.