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ICTI Ethical Toy Program appoints Todd Merton as head of Business Development

Published on: 26th October 2021

ICTI Ethical Toy Program (IETP), the specialist responsible sourcing programme for the industry, is strengthening its engagement and support for brands and retailers. 

Todd Merton, who is based in the United States, has joined IETP in the newly created position of head of Business Development.

Todd brings with him a wealth of experience in developing strategic partnerships including complex licensing agreements with renowned companies like Marvel, ViacomCBS and Warner Bros. He will focus on strengthening relationships with existing programme members and securing new members in the retailer, toy manufacturer and brand licensing categories.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to work with world’s leading retailers, brands and companies to ensure their products are being made in the most ethical manner and improving the lives of the workers responsible for that production,” Todd said.

Carmel Giblin, president & CEO, IETP, added: “IETP is dedicated to reducing duplication and helping our members achieve positive business and social impacts through their global supply chains. I’m thrilled to have Todd join the team, with his extensive experience we’ll build a stronger community of responsible buyers and ethical suppliers, creating long-term value for all.”

Readers can get in touch with Todd directly at Todd.merton@ethicaltoyprogram.org. IETP says Todd will be delighted to talk with interested parties, learn about their business needs, and share with them information about IETP services and how they can help companies and individuals achieve their objectives.

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