Benoit Depagneux has joined as head of the EMEA region, and John Jo Cassidy has been promoted to senior national account manager.
Benoit has 16 years’ experience in the children’s toy industry. He joins HTI from Lexibook and brings a wealth of knowledge of the EMEA region. In his new role, Benoit is based in Lyon, France and is responsible for managing HTI’s EMEA sales team, creating and developing relationships with retailers and distributors and developing new business within the EMEA region.
John Jo Cassidy has worked for HTI for nine years, latterly within toys and previously as head of sales for the company’s Pagoda garden furniture division. He has played a major role in growing the firm’s revenue. The new role as senior national account manager will see John Jo responsible for managing and developing key accounts, as well as identifying and developing new channel opportunities for the company.
Anthony Grimaud, HTI’s vice president of global sales, commented “We’re thrilled to have Benoit on board at HTI and to promote John Jo to his new senior role. Both contribute expert knowledge and experience within the sales function of the children’s toy market which will be invaluable in assisting HTI in its dynamic growth strategy to take the business to the next level.”
Benoit and John Jo both officially began their new roles on 3rd October.