Promotional Products Association International
Jack Nadel was appointed as Chairman of the Promotional Products Association International in 1970.
In 1988, Nadel was inducted into the Promotional Products Hall of Fame, presented by PPAI, which honors individuals whose contributions to the promotional products industry are not only noteworthy, but also go beyond their own companies. Induction into the PPAI Hall of Fame is the highest distinction that the promotional products industry bestows on its professionals. The distinction recognizes the exceptional contributions to and long-term involvement with PPAI and the industry as a whole.
Presidential Trade Mission to Japan
Approached by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, Jack Nadel was asked to take part in a special presidential trade mission to Japan to assist with trade relations and to address the trade imbalance that existed with the Japanese. Nine American entrepreneurs were chosen based on their past success in exporting goods to Japan.
During the weeklong mission to Japan, they attended receptions, toured factories, and met with several industry leaders such as Akio Morita, founder and president of Sony.
Goals accomplished to help expand United States exports to Japan and better target efforts:
- Allowed retailers such as Toys “R” Us to gain a retail presence in Japan.
- Helped the Japanese to better understand the need to modernize their distribution systems so that trade could be expedited.
- Brought back a better understanding of the needs of the Japanese marketplace.
- Learned about changes the U.S needed to make in relation to quality control.
- Learned that Japan was way ahead on computerization and the emerging use of industrial robots.
- Developed stronger relationships with Japanese counterparts.