2020 Vision

New PPAI Board Members Meet In Irving For Orientation

New Board Class 2020 web PPAI’s newly elected board members—Perry Wehrle (center left) and Brittany David (center right)—traveled to PPAI headquarters in November for their board orientation, meeting with (from left) PPAI Board Chair Rick Brenner, MAS+; Chair-Elect Tom Goos, CAS; and President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, among others.

PPAI hosted its newly elected board members at the Association’s headquarters in Irving, Texas in November for a full-day orientation to prepare them to take office in January.

Brittany David, vice president of sales at supplier SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA) and Perry Wehrle, president of distributor PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW) met with PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, Executive Vice President Bob McLean and PPAI Legal Counsel Cory Halliburton to learn about board roles and responsibilities, knowledge-based governance, liability and legal obligations, and to get an overview of the strategic plan and budget. They also spent time with each department director to learn about the responsibilities, activities and upcoming plans of each of PPAI’s departments and the Promotional Products Education Foundation.

David and Wehrle were elected to the board by membership vote earlier in the fall and each will begin a four-year term of office on the PPAI board of directors immediately following The PPAI Expo this month. Larry Cohen, president and CEO of Axis Promotions, will also begin his two-year term as at-large director with full voting rights following Expo 2016.

CPSC Compliance Materials Now Available In Chinese, Spanish And Vietnamese

PPAI has developed new web resources that provide Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) compliance materials in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese. The materials are available to all PPAI members and their trading partners.

The open availability of information allows suppliers to train their foreign manufacturing partners by easily sharing U.S. product responsibility expectations and regulations in their native language. Suppliers are encouraged to be aware of this content and to watch for regular updates as they are received from the CPSC.

PPAI’s international standards and regulations resources can be found at www.ppai.org/product-responsibility.