Bruce Perryman, MAS+
Embroidery Unlimited, Inc. (S03)
EU Inc, NC Founded 1989, EU Inc. Az Founded 1997
PPAI Involvement: Government Relations Action Council (GRAC) 2011-2016; RAC board
2008-2011; RAC Delegate 2007-2008; PPAI board 2009-2011 (RAC board delegate); PPEF
(donor); Expo presenter 2003-2012; RAC LDW facilitator 2011
Other Industry Activities: Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA) (president 2001
and 2011); ISS Show speaker 1990-2001; Embroidery Business News; Stitches Magazine;
METS; Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA) speaker 2002-2013; National
Sporting Goods Association, Decorated Products (presenter 2012); Rocky Mountain Region
(2011) speaker; Hirsch Inc. 2000-2006 speaker (How to Start a Successful Business); Product
Safety Training PPAI; Social Media Marketing World 2013
Non-Industry Business, Professional and Community Organizations: Pending Scottsdale
Airport Advisory Committee
Nonprofit Community and Business Organizations: United Mitochondrial Disease
Foundation; sponsor, Blessed Pope John Catholic School; volunteer, St. Bernard Clariveaux
Catholic Church, Special Needs Education & Parenting Advocate; Fair Labor Association
Non-Industry (other markets) Experience: Symtron Systems; Lever Brothers; Becton
Dickinson; U.S. Navy 1968-1972 (Active Service Vietnam)
Other Business Experience: Certified In Production Inventory Management (American
Production & Inventory Control Society)
Personal Information/Hobbies: Hobbies: fly fishing; single engine commercial pilot, land & glider; instrument rated; Scottsdale Gun Club member; BMW motorcycle enthusiast; cooking great food; and spending time with the family.
Education Background: Stevens Institute of Technology, Master of Science Management/
Information Management, St. Peter’s College, Bachelor of Science, Business Management
PPAI’s board will continue to reduce in size between now and 2016 when there will be a total of 11 voting board members. As a member-driven, board-directed, staff-managed organization, it is essential that we remain engaged with a growing membership and a smaller board will require changes to how it gathers and disseminates information. How do you propose the board remain in touch and engaged with members?
Engagement is not only a challenge, but an opportunity. 10,700 members = 10,700 touchpoints = opportunity to connect, communicate and collaborate. As a business owner, PPAI member and potential board member, I propose embracing the commitment for "unconditional collaboration.". We lead by engaging, asking questions and starting conversations—in person, at events and by utilizing technology tools to stay in touch.
How will you measure your success in this area at the end of your board term?
Serving on the Board of Directors is a team effort that requires openness, critical thinking, creativity, insight and a commitment to communicate. Success can be measured not only by positive change, new ideas or programs adopted, but also by the measure of communication, connection and the overall vibrancy of the association.