Innovadex is the most powerful search engine in the Life Science, Chemical and Food and Beverage industries, offering specialized information exchange services that connect product innovators at end-product manufacturers with technical documents, sales and support personnel at suppliers that fuel innovation with materials, equipment and services.
Innovadex serves eight industries across four global regions and is designed to provide the fastest, most relevant results for technical product information in those markets. Innovadex members represent over 60,000 industrial and consumer product companies operating in North America, Latin America, Europe (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. Innovadex membership is free for registrants who provide a valid company identification, proven industry purchase interest and completed registration.
Today we serve the following industries:
Adhesives & Sealants
Graphic Arts & Inks
Food, Beverage & Nutrition
Household Institutional & Industrial Cleaners
Paint & Coatings
Personal Care & Cosmetics
Plastics & Elastomers
Lubricant & Metalworking Fluids
Innovadex (www.Innovadex.com) was launched in 1999 as "Chemidex" by Bruce Ianni, a formulating chemist in the Paint and Coatings industry. Bruce built the search engine to specifically address a "pain point" he experienced first-hand in the product development process: the information exchange inefficiencies between suppliers and product manufacturers.
As a technical professional, he felt the frustration of searching for raw materials and technical information. Calling suppliers, requesting information, waiting for materials to arrive, following-up... each a time consuming step in the process that could be eliminated with a comprehensive digital solution.
Since the company’s inception, Innovadex has consistently delivered cutting edge tools that enable suppliers to better understand and reach their target audience. From Innovadex’s proprietary Analytics package, to Sales Sonar, to the new Innovadex Sales App, Innovadex continues its tradition of leveraging the latest technology to speed the flow of information between raw material, equipment and services suppliers and product manufacturers.
Bruce Ianni, Founder and CEO: Bruce is a 15-year veteran in the chemical industry. Prior to founding and leading Innovadex, he spent eight years with Noveon Specialty Chemicals (formerly the BFGoodrich Coatings Division), and held positions including applications chemist and sales representative. His studies focused on organic chemistry at De Paul University and the Illinois Institute of Technology and he holds a B.S. in Business Administration from John Carroll University.
Jim Dodd, President and COO: Jim joined Innovadex in July, 2003 after almost 20 years managing businesses and operations in the technology and telecommunications industries. After a 15 –year career at Sprint where he led two new ventures and several major change initiatives at Sprint Corporation, Jim became COO, then CEO of eGovernment provider NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: “EGOV”). He led the company through an IPO and growth from $8 to $40+ million in revenues. Jim holds a degree in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Harvard.
Henning Schwinum, Vice President, Global Sales: Henning joined Innovadex in June 2002 and initially oversaw the company’s European operations, headquartered in Neuss, Germany. A native of Germany, Henning was previously employed by Bayer AG, Germany, and Bayer Corporation, USA . During his 15-year tenure with Bayer, he held various positions in sales, marketing, supply chain and e-business. In his last role at Bayer, he was responsible for global activities related to the company’s Elemica chemical network.
Lori Gery, Vice President, Global Marketing and Development: Lori joined Innovadex in January 2011 after several years in advertising and over 12 years at CPG giant Unilever. During her career at Unilever, she led innovation and marketing efforts for the AXE, Suave and Dove hair care brands. Lori holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from The University of Michigan and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Wanda Comer, Vice President, Operations: Wanda joined Innovadex in January 2013 with twenty years of experience across three different industries. Most recently she spent fifteen years in the telecommunications industry leading information technology development and delivery organizations. Varying roles focused on managing integration programs in areas of billing, CRM, network and eCommerce including platform consolidation, organizational design and process efficiency. Wanda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing from the Kansas State University.