About IDEA

Innovative Design Engineering Associates (IDEA) was founded in 1995 by seasoned engineering professionals who believed that their collective experiences and dedication to being a creative, responsive, and efficient engineering and design resource for the chemical, pharmaceutical and specialty manufacturing industries would give IDEA the “right stuff” to excel in the engineering business. With chemical and special chemical engineering services at the core of our expertise, IDEA has a long tradition of over 25 years in business servicing a variety of industries.

IDEA Management Team

IDEA’s management team has been working together for more than 30 years designing chemical and pharmaceutical facilities and building lasting client relationships in the process.

 

Mr. Wallace Reinecke - Principal

Mr. Reinecke has over 35 years of experience in the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For over ten years he managed a 75-man design/engineering group comprised of instrumentation, civil/structural, architectural, layout/piping, electrical power, HVAC and construction disciplines. Throughout his career he has also acted as a Project Manager/Director on numerous chemical and pharmaceutical projects. He has demonstrated the ability to manage both people and projects. Mr. Reinecke has also been a guest lecturer on the topics of project and construction management for the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).

Wallace.Reinecke@Ideas4Eng.com

 

Mr. Thomas Hustek, P.E. - Principal

Mr. Hustek is a graduate chemical engineer with 30 years experience in the specialty chemical, polymer and pharmaceutical industries. His background is very strong in chemical unit operations and as such he has demonstrated his ability to conceive, develop, evaluate and implement new process concepts for a variety of projects. He has also been a guest lecturer on the subjects of air toxics destruction and solvent emission abatement. Mr. Hustek has responsibility for all technical aspects of the company, with specific emphasis on conceptual development at IDEA. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut.

Thomas.Hustek@Ideas4Eng.com

 

Mr. Richard Gregoire, P.E. - Principal

Mr. Gregoire is a graduate chemical engineer with over 25 years experience in the specialty chemical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. His background encompasses the full range of process and project engineering activities. Mr. Gregoire has lectured at Interphex in Controlling Solvent Emissions from Process Vents. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Connecticut as well as numerous other states. Mr. Gregoire has responsibility for various process engineering and code review activities performed at IDEA.

Richard.Gregoire@Ideas4Eng.com


 

Mr. Paul Mancuso, P.E., CxA - Principal

Mr. Mancuso is a graduate electrical engineer with more than 30 years experience in the specialty chemical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries. His background includes virtually all aspects of Instrumentation and controls engineering/design as well as project engineering and business development for major engineering firms. He has also been a guest lecturer on the subjects of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and field instrumentation for a number of educational institutions and is currently licensed in CT, NY, NC and AZ. Mr. Mancuso has overall responsibility for all electrical and instrument/controls work at IDEA.

Paul.Mancuso@Ideas4Eng.com

 

The IDEA Value Proposition

  1. Small company advantages: quick response, flexibility to adapt to client needs, cost efficiency, principal involvement
  2. Ability to quickly adapt to project scale via strategic partnerships fitting appropriate resources to specific project requirements
  3. The vast majority of our business is with repeat customers demonstrating exceptional service, expertise, value and long-term client relationships

IDEA's Partners celebrate their 20-Year Anniversary!