Following a review of the ongoing and future needs of the business, Mary Wood has been appointed as Managing Director of TOMY’s UK & GAS businesses with immediate effect.
With over three decade’s worth of experience in the toy industry, including roles at Mattel, Zapf Creation, Halsall Toys International Ltd and Vivid Imaginations, Mary’s new role includes responsibility for the Exeter based IT, Finance, Credit Control, Operations, Demand Planning & HR teams in addition to her current responsibilities for UK & Central Marketing, UK Sales plus GAS Sales & Marketing.
Greg Kilrea, President for TOMY International said: “Mary has done an outstanding job during her five year tenure with us, and has been an integral part of our success in the UK where we have grown our core brands and turned the corner on profitability.”
Mary, previously UK General Manager, added: “I feel very honoured to be promoted to this role. It’s a great opportunity to get all of our teams to work more closely together so we can continue to build scale and profile in all areas of our European business, and I hope, have a little fun along the way!
“Achieving results is critical but how we achieve them, and how we support our team members is as important. We have a number of very experienced people in our team as well as new members – everyone has a role to play in making TOMY a great place to work.”