Amy King has joined Hilco as the company’s national sales manager. King has more than 20 years of experience with major consumer packaged goods, having served the past three years with CandyRific as its director of sales for its western region.
Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has launched a new global toy division to be spearheaded by Helena Perheentupa, former ZAG Vice President Central and Northern-, Eastern Europe & Russia. The new toy arm is a division of ZAG Play—formerly known as ZAG Lab—which includes the licensing and merchandising, promotions, and gaming groups. The announcement was made by Jeremy Zag, CEO & Founder, to whom the ZAG Play division reports.
CandyRific has announced the appointment of two new directors, Matt Cameron and Kim Trask, to join its management team for the candy and novelty products company. Matt Cameron joins as the national accounts sales director. Matt comes to CandyRific with over 20 years of experience in selling, buying, and managing CPG and confection products. Kim Trask joins as western region sales director.
The Toy Association, the trade association advocating and working for the success of all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages, has announced that recognized toy safety expert Jos Huxley will join the organization as senior vice president of technical affairs, effective immediately.
ASTRA welcomes back their new, and returning staff member, Katie Cooley (Marso). Katie will be working part-time as ASTRA’s Education Coordinator, getting their education programming back on track!
Just Play, a leading global play company behind several best-selling toy lines including Disney Doorables, Moonbug Entertainment’s CoComelon, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You, and Slinky announced the appointment of Sujata Luther as the company’s President.
Mattel, Incorporated has announced that Mike DeLaet has been appointed Global Head of Digital Gaming, effective July 25. DeLaet brings more than two decades of gaming expertise to Mattel, most recently serving as SVP, Strategic Partnerships for Scopely, a global interactive entertainment and mobile-first games company.
Arcade1Up has announced three new additions to the company’s senior leadership team to support its growth, expanded product offerings and global expansion. Tom Lyons, Adriana Vila Soto and Chris Cardenas have been hired as Chief Marketing Officer, SVP, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships, and Vice President of Sales respectively, rounding out the senior team for the leader in at-home retro arcade game entertainment.
Award-winning global independent animation studio ZAG has announced the appointment of Luca Bonecchi, formerly an executive with Entertainment One, to the position of Head of Consumer Products, Europe (excluding Germany and France). The announcement was made by Julian Zag, EVP Global Operations and Head of Consumer Products, to whom Bonecchi reports.