The former chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc. has passed away at the age of 66.
Bryan’s long career at Mattel spanned 15 years, from 2000 to 2015. Over his time at the company, Bryan served as chief executive officer from 2012 to 2015 and chairman from 2013 to 2015. He joined Mattel in 2000 as executive vice president of Business Planning and Development and in 2003 was named executive vice president of International, rising to president of International in 2007.
Ynon Kreiz, chairman and CEO of Mattel said, “We are saddened by the news of Bryan’s sudden passing. The entire Mattel community joins me in sending our deepest condolences to his family. Bryan was a beloved leader at Mattel whose many contributions to the toy industry will live on for years to come.”
Bryan was a sought-after executive who served on several educational, not-for-profit and industry boards. He also held a variety of senior leadership roles at the Toy Industry Association, including two years as chairman.
After leaving Mattel, Bryan focused his attention on photography, developing his passion for the hobby into an award-winning career, including recognition from the distinguished Graphis Photography Annual, receiving a gold in the landscape category.
Ynon Kreiz offered deepest sympathy to Bryan’s wife, Maureen, the couple’s four children and two grandchildren, on behalf of Mattel.