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APPA Announces Promotions

GREENWICH, CONN., January 2, 2008 – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is proud to announce the promotions of three senior staff members.

            Einar M. Rod has been promoted to Vice President of Government Affairs from Associate Vice President of Government Affairs. Rod is also APPA’s General Counsel, which he was named in January 2007.

            The APPA board of directors also approved the promotion of Anne Ferrante as the new Associate Vice President of APPA Member Relations & Business Development. Ferrante is the former Senior Director of Member Relations & Business Development.

 In addition, Deborah Eisen has been promoted to Senior Regulatory Counsel & Legislative Director.  Eisen previously held the post of Association Counsel and Assistant Legal Director.


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The American Pet Products Manufacturer's 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 1,000 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.