Rich Rooney, PlayMonster Chief Operations & Logistics Officer, Passes Away, Aged 53

Rich Rooney in Memoriam

Image sourced from PlayMonster’s LinkedIn post.


In a statement posted April 2nd, 2024 on LinkedIn, influential toy and game company PlayMonster announced the passing of Rich Rooney, their Chief Operations and Logistics Officer. A longtime veteran of the toy industry, with history at Hasbro, Zizzle and Ridemakerz, Rich leaves behind an indelible and positive mark on the world of toys.


Thoughts in remembrance of Rich can be shared here on the original post, and information of visitation and the memorial service can be found on Rich’s obituary page.


See below for PlayMonster’s full statement on Rich and his impact:

“It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Rich Rooney. Not only was he a valued member of our team – a beacon of positivity, dedication, and professionalism – but his unbridled love of toys was clear throughout his years with Hasbro, Zizzle, Ridemakerz, and of course, PlayMonster, all together making him a leader in his field.”


“Rich joined PlayMonster as the Chief Operations & Logistics Officer a few years ago and made an immediate impact during his tenure thanks to his unique talents, passion, and unwavering commitment to every project. Yet, it was his infectious smile, quick wit, and overall warm nature that won over the hearts of many, and that we, his PlayMonster family, will continue to cherish. He touched the lives of everyone he encountered, leaving behind a legacy of warmth and compassion.”


“As we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the profound impact Rich had on our lives, our company, and the toy industry as a whole.”


“Our thoughts and prayers are with Rich’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.”


TTPM and aNb Media offer our deepest condolences to Rich’s friends and family.