MGA and Zapf Creation expand team
Published: 02 June, 2014
MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation are expanding their UK and EMEA sales teams with three new strategic hires, following a successful year for both brands.
MGA Entertainment is headquartered in California and its family includes award-winning brands such as Little Tikes, Lalaloopsy, Bratz, Moxie Girlz, Mooshka and Zapf Creation.
Maxine Rushton and Andrew Reynolds are joining MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation with a key focus on driving business forward in the UK.
The company said Maxine and Andrew will be a crucial part of the team, allowing for further growth and development.
With strong sales account management experience, Maxine Rushton joins as general sales manager.
Maxine's key experience is focused within the consumer goods and grocer channels, having previously worked at Fogarty Filled Products.
Andrew Reynolds has worked in the toy industry for over 10 years for brands such as Mookie Toys, Galt Toys and Berg Toys.
He joins MGA and Zapf Creation as General Sales Manager.
MGA Managing Director Andrew Laughton commented: "We are really pleased to be welcoming Maxine and Andrew to the UK sales team. They both bring fantastic knowledge and experience. We are looking forward to their contribution and to further ensuring the future growth of the business."
A further addition to the MGA and Zapf Creation family is Ian Fitzpatrick, who joins Andrew Laughton to manage the EMEA sales business areas as export sales manager.
Ian joins MGA and Zapf Creation from the Gro Company and is said to have vast experience in nursery and childrens' products.
Ian has previously spent 10 years based in Germany working with Concord and Jane.
Andrew Laughton said: "Ian is an excellent addition to the EMEA team and has already made a positive impact. A consummate professional with an exceptional background - he will bring a great deal to the EMEA sales team."