APPA's Sarah Bopp and Kaitlin Simonfay Honored for Outstanding Contributions and Service

APPA's Sarah Bopp and Kaitlin Simonfay Honored for Outstanding Contributions and Service

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Greenwich, CT (December 2, 2015)— Andy Darmohraj, American Pet Products Association (APPA) Executive Vice President and COO, is proud to announce two staff members, Sarah Bopp and Kaitlin Simonfay, have received the Diamond Award from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events New York Chapter  (NY IAEE).  The Diamond Award recognizes Bopp and Simonfay for their outstanding contributions and service as founding members of the Young Professionals Committee of the NY IAEE in 2015. They currently serve as Co Vice-Chairs of the committee.  At APPA, Bopp is the Associate Manager, Booth Sales and Operations and Simonfay is Associate Manager, Association Operations. 

Additionally, Simonfay is a 2015 IAEE 20 Under 30 Honoree.  She will be recognized at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held in Baltimore, December 1-3, 2015.  The IAEE 20 Under 30 program affords young professional exhibitions and events organizers the opportunity to attend Expo! Expo! and help further their education and experience in the exhibition and events industry.   

“Sarah and Kaitlin have shown tremendous growth in the years they’ve been with us, and are now, more than ever, vital members or our APPA team,” said Darmohraj.  “I am so pleased with the level of work they provide day in and day out, and am thrilled they are being honored by the top exhibition and events association.”



The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises.  APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit for more information. 

Tags: American Pet Products Association, International Association of Exhibitions and Events, IAEE, Diamond Award

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