Kilpin to Lead Mattel's Growth in Established and Emerging International Markets
"As our presence in markets outside
Kilpin has held a variety of leadership roles with Mattel. Most
recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Brands Team -
Boys & Girls, a role to which he was appointed in 2011. Prior to that,
he served as
Previously in his career, Kilpin was employed by The Walt Disney
Company, where he served as Executive Vice President of Studio Franchise
Management. He began his career with Mattel in 1984, having held
numerous marketing positions, including Executive Vice President and
"I'm honored to have been selected to lead Mattel's international division, alongside a strong and talented leadership team," said Mr. Kilpin. "More than 95 percent of the world's children live outside the U.S., and Mattel - with its leading portfolio of brands, products and characters - is uniquely positioned for global growth and expansion."
Kilpin will continue to serve as a member of Mattel's executive
leadership team, reporting to Chairman and CEO
The Mattel family of companies (NASDAQ: MAT) is the worldwide leader in
the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products.
Mattel's portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most
popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American
Girl®, Thomas & Friends® and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little
People® and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and
RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines.
In 2013, Mattel was named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by
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