BPAA Names Bill Supper as Association’s Deputy Executive Director
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Bowling Industry Veteran Bill Supper has been promoted to the position of Deputy Executive Director effective January 1, 2008, according to the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).
Supper has vast domestic and international experience with distributors, pro shops, bowling proprietors and bowlers. While working with BPAA’s executive director on the association’s day-to-day operations, Supper will continue to guide membership efforts for BPAA as well as oversee the seven state bowling proprietor associations that shifted their administration and management to BPAA. Bill joined the BPAA staff in September 2006.
"Since arriving in Arlington, Bill has been invaluable to the entire BPAA organization and the organizations now managed by BPAA," commented John Berglund, BPAA Executive Director. "His management abilities, expertise and knowledge of this industry will serve BPAA members well both now and into the future."
In conjunction with his BPAA duties, Bill will continue to serve as Executive Director of both the International Bowling Pro Shops & Instructors Association (IBPSIA) and the Billiard and Bowling Institute of America (BBIA), which are under management agreements with BPAA. A former PBA Member and well-known in the bowling industry, he served in many capacities at three major bowling manufacturers including Vice President of Sales for Ebonite International, President of Storm Bowling Products, President of AMF 300 and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Columbia 300; Track International and AMF 300.
"I would like to thank John Berglund and the BPAA officers for this opportunity," remarked Bill Supper. "I have had the pleasure of working in the bowling industry for over 29 years and look forward to many more. The mentoring from John Berglund has been invaluable in learning a different facet of our industry." Supper continued, "I look forward to working with the BPAA staff, the Board of Directors and our membership, along with the IBPSIA and BBIA members, and continuing to help with the success of our industry."
Bill was also chair of USA Bowling National Bowling Coaches Council, board member for USA Bowling and ABC/WIBC/YABA, and served twice as BBIA President. He is also a lifetime Silver Certified USA Bowling Coach and a member of the Bowling Writers Association of America.
Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 75-year-old Bowling Proprietors' Association of America represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.