Native New Yorker Jerry Layne joins IDSA in the new position of director of administrative operations. His focus in this position will be on human resources, organizational development and strengthening IDSA’s internal policies and procedures. He’s a great fit for this role with his recent HR and administrative management experience at the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association that assists small and mid-sized specialty chemical manufacturers. Before SOCMA, he worked for AMC Theaters as a general manager and manager.
Congratulations to Sang Lee, IDSA’s program coordinator, who was sworn in on April 2 as a US citizen in a ceremony at an Alexandria VA high school. Sang and his family came from South Korea to live in the United States when he was 10. He decided recently to become a citizen of the US. “I’ve always wanted to be a citizen of the US, because I knew it would create more opportunities for me,” he said.
Building upon a long history of cooperation and respect, IDSA and Core77 announced a new strategic alliance to jointly promote industrial design as a major contributor within the design community and society as a whole.
HERNDON, Va., Jan. 3, 2013 – The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the world’s oldest and largest membership organization for industrial design, chose association executive Daniel Martinage, CAE, as its new executive director after an extensive search. He will start on Jan. 4.
China’s Creative Design Week 2012 brought design experts together from across the globe. It was evident that, in China, design continues to play an increasingly weighty role in manufacturing. China wants to increase the impact of design on the success of goods manufactured in China and to further sustainable manufacturing processes.
The events of the week provided excellent venues for IDSA to promote the value of design, intellectual property and international property rights to benefit members of IDSA and the design profession at large.
2012 has been a momentous year for IDSA as we continue to build our resources and strengthen our offerings to you, our members. We completed our move into new headquarters in Herndon, VA, in January. This move has given us more space and significantly lowered our costs and is in a more people- friendly location for our staff and visitors.