MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation have expanded their UK and EMEA sales teams with three new strategic hires.
On a UK level Maxine Rushton and Andrew Reynolds will both be joining MGA Entertainment and Zapf Creation on Tuesday 27th May 2014 in the sales team. With a key focus on driving business forward, both Maxine and Andrew will be a crucial part of the team allowing for further growth and development of the company.
With strong sales account management experience, Maxine Rushton, joins as General Sales Manager having previously worked at Fogarty Filled Products. Maxine’s key experience was focused within the consumer goods and grocer channels. Maxine’s vast consumer knowledge and brand background will aid the sales team reaching their new targets and goals. Andrew Reynolds has a wealth of experience in the toy sector having worked in the toy industry for over 10 years. Andrew has previously worked for Mookie Toys, Galt Toys and Berg Toys and joins MGA and Zapf Creation as General Sales Manager. His experience coupled with his commitment and drive will help drive the MGA and Zapf Creation sales team forward, leading to further success.
Andrew Laughton, managing director, 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 this month is Ian Fitzpatrick, who has joined Andrew Laughton to manage the EMEA sales business areas as Export Sales Manager. Ian joins MGA and Zapf Creation from Gro Bag and has a vast experience in the nursery and children’s products industries. Ian has previously spent 10 years based in Germany working with Concord and Jane. “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.” Andrew added.
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