Chet Lytle Jr.Chairman
Chet Lytle Jr. is President of Communications Diversified, Inc., an Ideacom® member since 1999. Mr. Lytle is a past Chairman of the Board of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico and is an active member of several New Mexico Boards and Commissions. Communications Diversified, Inc., in business for over 30 years, is the largest locally owned supplier of business communication systems in New Mexico.
Jeff DowneyVice Chairman
Jeff Downey is the Director and General Manager of Chickasaw Telecom, Inc., one of the original founding members of Ideacom®. Mr. Downey is an industry veteran of more than 40 years and serves on multiple advisory boards. He is very involved in Children’s charities and the local community.
Alan Cox is President and part owner of IDeACOM of Amarillo, Texas, with a branch office in Lubbock, TX, and a service area which stretches from southern Kansas to El Paso and from eastern New Mexico to Abilene and Wichita Falls. Since moving to Texas in 1989, Mr. Cox has been involved with the Chamber of Commerce and Business Networking International, and currently serves as Treasurer of the First Christian Church of Amarillo. Prior to the ownership of IDeACOM of Amarillo, Mr. Cox was Sales Manager of Executone of Texas, had been Market Manager for a cellular telephone company in West Virginia, and a Bank Officer in Ohio. Mr. Cox holds a BA in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from West Virginia University.
Jeremy Krupp is President of IDeACOM ECSI in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Jeremy graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Management. IDeACOM ECSI was founded by his father Kurt Krupp, Sr. in 1982. Jeremy has been involved in most aspects of the business since 1991. IDeACOM ECSI is a founding member of The Ideacom Network.
Chad Coppola has 28 years of service with Executone of Louisiana. Chad started as a computer technician/network administrator and has advanced through different departments throughout the company. His primary role currently is sales, project design and engineering, in addition to managing the operation side of Executone. Chad holds many manufacturer product certifications in the telecommunication and networking industry. Executone of Louisiana is a proud founding member of The Ideacom Network.
John ThomasJohn Thomas is President of IDeACOM of Central North Carolina, headquartered in Greensboro, NC. John is a 25 year veteran of the telecommunications industry and has earned recognition as one of the top telecommunications equipment sales persons in the United States. John was originally employed by XEROX Corporation, ROLM/IBM and Executone Information Systems in several sales and sales management positions. John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Rich Gralto resides in Blue Ridge, Georgia and oversees all day-to-day business affairs. He is a 20+ year veteran of the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining The Ideacom Network, Mr. Gralto was the Vice President of Sales at Vodavi Communications.