Ullmer joins idX business development team
March 5, 2018 | 3:39 pm CST
ST. LOUIS - idX Corporation, the global retail interior provider for consumer environment design, manufacturing, rollout and installation, has announced that Bridget Ullmer has joined the company as a Business Development Executive.
Ullmer has experience in operations, purchasing, sales and marketing, working for retailers, brands and display producers. She will report to Jim Comarata, idX Executive VP Business Development.
"Bridget brings a strong background on both the retailer and supplier sides of our business," Comarata said. "That combined with her experience and knowledge of displays, fixtures and materials, will position her as an invaluable resource for new idX clients."
A graduate of Purdue University, Ullmer lives in Bentonville, AR, and will continue to be based there.
idX Corporation, the preeminent manufacturer of consumer environments, offers superior craftsmanship, comprehensive technical capabilities, world-class project management, and turn-key retail services -- the complete solution for the retail, hospitality, financial and permanent point-of-purchase markets. The company ranked  Number 7 on the latest FDMC 300 list of largest companies, with $350 million in revenue.  In November idX opened a new plant in Fredericksburg, Virginia
To meet the needs of global customers, idX has facilities and offices worldwide housing more than 3 million square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space, and nearly 1,500 dedicated idX employees. Acquired by Universal Forest Products in 2016, idX's portfolio reflects some of the best-known names in retail, hospitality and finance: Ascena Retail Group, Bank of America, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Belk, Blackhawk Network, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chico's, Comerica, CVS, Dillard's, Disney, Dollar Tree, Estee Lauder Companies, GNC, Hanes Brands, JCPenney, John Deere, Kate Spade, KFC, Kroger, Luxottica, Massage Envy, Men's Wearhouse, Michael Kors, Microsoft, Pandora, Payless Shoe Source, Ralph Lauren, Samsung, Shoe Carnival, Starbucks, Tesla, TJX, Total Wine and Tween Brands. For more information, visit www.idxcorporation.com.

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