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Chair’s Letter

Guest Columnist Brandon Mackay, MAS, PPAI Vice Chair Of Marketing Services Mercy! This word has resonated very well with me over the past 18 months. We’ve seen craziness from all angles. Our industry and our company have weathered continuous storms … Read More »

New Business Beyond Our Borders

In last month’s issue I wrote about the “I” in PPAI focusing on the current state of international business in our industry. To summarize my points, I stated that: • U.S. suppliers are manufacturing more outside our borders each year. … Read More »

Circle The Globe, Not The Wagons

Call me crazy, but I cannot let go of the belief that there is a cornucopia of opportunity for suppliers and distributors to expand their businesses into the global marketplace. Call me a broken record (there’s a saying that is … Read More »

10 Things I Learned Along The Way

While I am PPAI’s chairman of the board, I am first and foremost president and owner of a small business like the majority of members of our Association. Over my 30 years in business I’ve learned a few things along … Read More »

Member Driven: More Voices Engaged, Involved

This is the first of several articles I will write this year on how PPAI is focused on you, its members. Without your membership and hundreds of member volunteers, PPAI would not exist. This year, as we all struggle and … Read More »

Building Friends Of PPEF One Good Person At A Time

Guest columnist Roni Wright, MAS, PPAI Vice Chair of Program Services Special thanks to Scott Siegel, MAS, PPAI 2010 chairman of the board, for giving me the privilege of sharing my thoughts with members through his column. “Good people light … Read More »

Is The U.S. On A Slow Boat To China (While The Rest Of The World Is On A Hydrofoil)?

Even though most economists agree that the federal bailout moved the United States away from the brink of an economic cataclysm, many Americans still feel the effort was a waste of money. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on which side of … Read More »

Bright Idea Becomes A Model For Change

Return with me to the fall of 2006. Election results for the PPAI Board of Directors are announced. Roni Wright, MAS; Tina Montgomery, MAS; Steve Woodburn, MAS; and I are elected. In our first year on the board, Tina, Roni, … Read More »

Following A Great Leader, Leading A Great Industry

By the time you read this, I will be your chairman of the board, and Sherri Lennarson, MAS, will have assumed the role of immediate past chair. During the past year as chair-elect, I had the good fortune to be … Read More »

Together We’re Making An Impact On Washington

“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” A year has passed and it is still appropriate to quote Charles Dickens as I did in my very first Chair’s Letter. It would be unfair to say … Read More »

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