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Toy State Appoints Coleburn

Toy State appointed Will Coleburn to president of Toy State Marketing (USA) and president of global marketing and sales for Toy State International. Coleburn was formerly the senior vice-president of marketing and product development for Toy State International, where he has been a member of the U.S.-based team for more than four years.

Prior to Toy State, he was with Kid Galaxy. Prior to that role, he was CEO of AllinPlay, an internet start-up developing interactive online games for the vision impaired.

Toy State International also announced that it is investing in new production facilities to increase its capacity and ensure continued attention to quality. The company says it is actively looking for opportunities to enhance its portfolio by acquisition and/or partnership with other brands.

Mann Joins Munchkin

Munchkin, Inc., designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products and parent company of U.K-based Lindam Ltd., announced that Robert Mann has joined as managing director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Mann brings more than two decades of sales, marketing, and operations experience to his role.

Mann recently served as the president of EMEA for Toy State International, Ltd. In addition, Mann has held positions as the president and CEO EMEA for Tomy Europe and as managing director international for RC2 (Ertl).