American Pet Products Association(APPA) Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj Receives Pet Age Magazine's ICON Award

American Pet Products Association(APPA) Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj Receives Pet Age Magazine's ICON Award

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2017-09-15

(Greenwich, CT) – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is proud to announce Executive Vice President and COO Andrew Darmohraj is a recipient of leading pet industry trade publication, Pet Age’s coveted ICON Award. The Pet Age ICON Awards honor pet industry leaders who have shown a long-term commitment to the success of the pet industry based on experience, integrity and leadership.

Darmohraj joined APPA more than two decades ago and has grown into the position of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. In his role, his responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of The Association’s day-to-day operations including membership, accounting, and marketing where he oversees APPA’s marketing communications and public relations department, which promotes APPA, its members and the pet product industry. Darmohraj also oversees all aspects of the pet industry’s largest annual industry trade show, Global Pet Expo which has been featured in The New York Times, MSNBC and The Today Show, to name a few. Before Global Pet Expo debuted in 2005, Darmohraj played an important role in the transition of APPA joining forces with the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA) to merge the Association’s trade shows. Since the Show’s inception, Global Pet Expo has doubled in booth space and increased attendance by 250 percent. Under Darmohraj’s direction, the tremendous success of the continuously growing Global Pet Expo has been recognized by the trade show industry with Trade Show Executive (TSE) ranking Global Pet Expo #61 on its exclusive “Gold 100” list. This honor recognized Global Pet Expo as one of the 100 largest shows that “Set The Gold Standard” for the trade show industry, exceeding thousands of others in exhibit space, exhibiting companies and attendance.

“I am honored to have received this prestigious industry award,” said Darmohraj. “The continued growth of the pet industry is remarkable and it’s exciting to be a part of the leading Association that brings to market innovations that make responsible pet ownership even more enjoyable.”

Outside of the industry, Darmohraj earned a M.S. in secondary education from St. John’s University, and a B.A in English from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

He was past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) and is an active member of the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and serves on the board of the NY chapter of IAEE.  

For more information, please contact Jamie Baxter at 775-322-4022 or Jamie@theimpetusagency.com.

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“I am honored to have received this prestigious industry award,” said Darmohraj. “The continued growth of the pet industry is remarkable and it’s exciting to be a part of the leading Association that brings to market innovations that make responsible pet ownership even more enjoyable.”

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The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958.  APPA membership includes more than 1,200 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. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust.  Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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Jamie Baxter
The Impetus Agency
775-322-4022
jamie@theimpetusagency.com

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