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.
Sports and lifestyle apparel company Loudmouth has named Dennis Green as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
The professional wrestling organization WWE has promoted three executives within its consumer products group.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
Video personalization company Percy3D has hired two new employees to focus on the growing the firm's licensed content portfolio and driving business development.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
Kenneth Cole Productions has appointed Marc Schneider as chief executive officer. Kenneth Cole will continue as executive chairman and chief creative officer.
The executive team at Pretty Ugly, creators of the Uglydoll brand, have announced a series of changes at the company.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has opened its first dedicated office in Asia and appointed Pinky David as vice president, Asia Pacific.
Toy company Tomy International has promoted Willie Wilkov to chief marketing officer, a position that has been vacant since mid-2013.
Zodiak Media has appointed former ITV Studios Global Entertainment executive Jean-Philippe Randisi as CEO of Zodiak Kids.
Dependable Solutions, developer of contract-based integrated licensing systems, welcomes three new additions to its software development team.
Christina Miller has been named president and general manager for the Turner Broadcasting System networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang.
Toy and consumer electronics company Jazwares has hired Dan Sugrue as its new U.K. sales director.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands, writer and director Chris Columbus, and Jeremy Zag have joined forces to launch Zag Animation Studios.
Bluefin Distribution has appointed Candice Uyloan as director of marketing to oversee the company's marketing, public relations and events.
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