PPAI Appoints PCNA's David Nicholson to Board
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced that David Nicholson, president of Polyconcept North America (PCNA), New Kensington, Pa., has joined the PPAI Board of Directors. Nicholson fills the seat vacated by former board member Bill Mahre, CAS. Nicholson’s term begins immediately and runs through the PPAI Expo 2023.
“David is the consummate leader with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience, whose skill sets will be invaluable in helping the association through a most challenging time of rebuilding and reinvention,” said PPAI Chair of the Board Ira Neaman, MAS.
Nicholson brings to the role more than 25 years of experience in the promotional products industry. He was a leader of the executive team responsible for growing Leed’s, and ultimately PCNA, into one of the industry’s largest and most respected suppliers.
In addition to his current position, he’s also a member of Polyconcept’s Global Executive Committee. Nicholson joined Leed’s in 1993 as manager of overseas operations with responsibilities related to purchasing, logistics and product development. From 2000-2002, he was chief operations officer, and was named president of Leed’s in 2003. In 2009, he was promoted to his current position.
“I am honored to be returning to the PPAI board,” said Nicholson. “This is a critical time for the association and for the broader industry as we assess and determine how best to move forward in this period of great uncertainty. I look forward to working with the PPAI board and team to ensure the industry not only recovers, but thrives well into the future.”
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