Our Team

Innovative-IDM - Our Team

Our Team of Superstars

Our success depends on a team committed to Legendary Customer Service. We prioritize helping our people develop a rewarding work life by offering training, providing coaching and feedback, and encouraging personal and professional growth. Even the Dallas Morning News recognized our special culture.

Our Founders

Adam Ring Engineering ManagerAdam Ring is Engineering Manager and co-founder of Innovative-IDM. Ring has served IIDM in outside sales, automation consultancy, and as a business development manager. He earned both his Masters (Industrial Management) and Bachelors of Science (Manufacturing Technology) from Northern Illinois University where he was Valedictorian of both classes.



Gene Gray President of Innovative-IDMGene Gray is president, CEO and co-founder of Innovative-IDM. Gray has nearly 30 years of experience in the industrial automation and controls industry beginning with Minarik Automation and Controls as one of his first positions after being honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Gray served in nearly every capacity at Minarik, starting in the warehouse and matriculating through sales positions until ascending to Regional Manager. Gray has an Associates degree from North Lake College and is a Professional Selling Skills Certified Trainer. Gray lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with his wife Tammy and youngest son, Will. He also has sons attending college at Texas Tech and Cal Lutheran.


Tim Mueller Dallas Branch ManagerTim Mueller is Chicago Branch Manager and co-founder of Innovative-IDM. Mueller attended college at Murray State and University of Texas-Arlington before joining Minarik Automation and Control in 1994, where he served in both inside and outside sales roles. Besides his current role at IIDM, Mueller has served as outside sales rep, sales manager, and vice-president of sales. Mueller earned a “Certificate in Leadership” from the SMU Cox School of Business and lives in Downers Grove, Illinois, with his wife Shelli, son Timothy III and daughter Maycie.


Todd Mueller Operations DirectorTodd Mueller is Operations Director and co-founder of Innovative-IDM. He owns a degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated Magna Cumme Laude. He also owns a “Certificate in Leadership” from the SMU Cox School of Business. He began his career in the mortgage industry before helping to found Innovative-IDM in April 2000, where he held the positions of customer service rep and IT manager. Mueller lives with his wife Jennifer and daughter Greta in Irving, Texas.