Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
DeAPlaneta Group, parent company of DeAPlaneta Cine and Planeta Junior, has appointed Pío Vernis as its new marketing director.
Endemol Beyond USA, the premium channel network and digital division of Endemol Shine North America, has appointing Adrian Sexton as its chief operating officer.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has announced the nominees for positions on its board of directors.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
FremantleMedia North America has hired Ron Garfield as executive vice president and general manager of its new digital network, Buzzr TV.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
Amy Reinhard has been named president of worldwide television and home media acquisitions for Paramount Home Media Distribution.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Campbell Lennox as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
The story behind brand licensing stars Debra Joester and Joanne Loria of The Joester Loria Group, who are honored this month with LIMA’s Hall of Fame distinction.
Saban Brands has appointed Kendall Doty as the company’s new vice president of digital.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced the appointment of three new senior roles under executive vice president and general manager of FMKFE Rick Glankler.
Vince Klaseus will join Universal Pictures as president of the newly created brand development division.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
Brand Loyalty has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the newly created position of licensing director.
Rubie’s Canada has named Robert Bauer as director of sales. Bauer will oversee sales for the company’s independent accounts in Canada.
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