Richard Dickson Appointed President, Chief Brands Officer;
Kilpin Appointed President, Chief Commercial Officer
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced key changes to the company's
Executive Leadership Team, effective immediately. Richard Dickson and
Tim Kilpin will assume expanded responsibilities as President, Chief
Brands Officer and President, Chief Commercial Officer, respectively.
Both Mr. Dickson and Mr. Kilpin will report to Mattel Chairman and CEO,
Bryan G. Stockton.
"As we take bold steps to transform Mattel into a more nimble, creative
and consumer-centric company, Richard and Tim will play a critical role
in ensuring that our global brands and commercial teams are in lockstep,
as we focus on bringing the most on-trend and in demand products to
market," commented Mr. Stockton.
Mr. Dickson will continue to oversee worldwide brand, design,
development and marketing strategies for the Mattel and Fisher-Price®
portfolio of core brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas &
Friends®. Mr. Dickson will assume additional responsibility for the
company's global consumer insights, marketing communications, innovation
and digital initiatives groups. Mr. Dickson was appointed Chief Brands
Officer in 2014, having previously served as president and CEO of
branded businesses at The Jones Group, Inc. Prior to The Jones Group,
Mr. Dickson held key leadership positions at Mattel.
Mr. Kilpin will now direct the company's sales and marketing operations
globally. Mr. Kilpin will continue to be responsible for further
strengthening Mattel's presence in developed and emerging markets
throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In addition, Mr. Kilpin will
assume additional responsibility for the North American division, with
oversight of all sales and marketing activity in the United States and
Canada. Mr. Kilpin was appointed Executive Vice President, International
in 2014. He has held a variety of leadership positions with Mattel and
The Walt Disney Company over the course of his career, having first
joined Mattel in 1984.
"Along with their talented global teams, I am confident that Richard and
Tim will continue to drive positive, lasting, transformative change for
Mattel," Mr. Stockton added.
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
Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014 ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility
Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. With worldwide
headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel's companies employ nearly
30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more
than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play. Visit
us at www.mattel.com,
Alex Clark, 310-252-6397
Drew Vollero, 310-252-2703
Source: Mattel, Inc.
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