PPAI Supplier Board of Directors Elections

Recorded On: 08/20/2018

PPAI has announced two candidates for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2023 election. Supplier candidates are Dan Edge, director of sales for Peerless Umbrella Company, and Bill Mahre, president of ADG Promotional Products. Join this session for more information on both candidates as we get closer to the election. 

Dan Edge

Director of Sales

 Dan Edge is director of sales, North America, for supplier Peerless Umbrella Co. He has worked in the promotional products industry for more than 15 years and has served on the PPAI Supplier Committee as well as through the volunteer project pool. He is an active participant in regional association activities and is part of the Promo Kitchen Mentor Program.

 Outside the industry, Edge has worked in retail, sales management and buying, and grew up in the family business—running a children’s day camp—assisting in all facets, including staff director, counselor and sales. He volunteers with St. James Church and local athletic organizations. Edge has coached local youth sports for more than 12 years.

 In his free time, Edge enjoys running and taking kickboxing classes. His latest passion is boating, and he cherishes the time with his friends and family. Edge has been married to his wife, Elaine, for 24 years. They have two children: Abby, 20, and Connor, 18. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Syracuse University.

Bill Mahre


Bill Mahre is president of supplier ADG Promotional Products. He has worked in the promotional products industry for more than 10 years, and has assisted with multiple startups and turnaround ventures throughout his career. Prior to his promotional products work, Mahre worked with Procter & Gamble, Minnesota Twins Baseball Business Operations, HealthEast Care System and Minnesota Diversified Industries.

A member of the Product Responsibility Advisory Group (PRAG), Mahre is an active member of Upper Midwest Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) and also lends leadership and volunteer skills to a number of community organizations. He is past president of the board of trustees for Merrick Inc., which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities; is on the board of directors for the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association; is a youth sports coach and board member in the White Bear Lake community; has led the fundraising auction and events for the St. Odilia Fall Festival Committee.

Mahre holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Thomas University. He has been married for 39 years to his junior high sweetheart, and they have two children and three granddaughters. In his spare time he enjoys golf, fishing, basketball and boating.

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