The Industrial Designers Society of America Names Daniel Martinage as Executive Director

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.

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“IDSA is excited to welcome Daniel to the design community,” said George McCain, chairman of IDSA’s board of directors. “His training and experience will be key as we continue to expand our influence and global reach.”

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) January 04, 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.

“IDSA is excited to welcome Daniel to the design community,” said George McCain, chairman of IDSA’s board of directors. “His training and experience will be key as we continue to expand our influence and global reach. Additionally, Daniel’s proven leadership and communication skills will be invaluable in getting the message of design’s benefits to business, educators and the community.”

Martinage is an association management veteran with decades of experience leading associations, including positions as the executive director of three. Most recently he served at the International Coach Federation (ICF), where over his four year tenure as its executive director, ICF grew from a predominately North American organization with about 2,000 members to an organization with more than 8,500 members and 137 chapters operating in 32 countries.

A professionally trained executive coach and facilitator, Martinage was the founder and principal of Association Coach LLC, an executive coaching and consulting firm that specialized in maximizing personal and organizational performance. Through his company he worked with more than 90 trade groups and professional societies. His insights on the coaching profession have been featured in dozens of news media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Business Week, Money Magazine and Woman’s World Magazine.

Martinage serves on the faculty for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement and as a reviewer and judge for “The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.” He holds a master’s in science, technology and public policy and a bachelor’s in political science and speech communication from The George Washington University. Since 1987 he has held the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.

About IDSA
With its roots reaching back to 1938 and founded in 1965, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is the world’s oldest, largest, member-driven society for industrial design. IDSA represents professionals in product design, interaction design, human factors, ergonomics, design research, design management, universal design and related design fields. The society produces the renowned International Design Excellence Award® (IDEA) competition annually; hosts the International Design Conference and five regional conferences each year; and publishes Innovation, a quarterly journal on design, and designBytes, a weekly e-newsletter highlighting the latest headlines in the design world. IDSA's charitable arm, the Design Foundation, supports the dissemination of undergraduate and graduate scholarships annually to further industrial design education. The organization has more than 3,000 members in 29 professional chapters in the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit http://www.idsa.org.

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