Company Appoints David Hargreaves as EVP Corporate Strategy and
Business Development & Wiebe Tinga to Chief Commercial Officer
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced executive appointments that
recognize outstanding leadership and assign new responsibilities as part
of Hasbro's commitment to realizing the full global potential of its
David Hargreaves, 30-year veteran of Hasbro, appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Photo: Business Wire)
David Hargreaves, 60, a 30-year veteran of Hasbro and most recently its
Chief Operating Officer, will assume the newly created position of
Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development. In
this role, Hargreaves will focus on building Hasbro's new business
pipeline, identifying opportunities for long-term growth, and fostering
relationships with current and new partners. Hargreaves will continue to
serve on Hasbro's Senior Management Team as he has since 2001, when he
held the role of Hasbro's Chief Financial Officer.
"David's high regard within the toy, game and entertainment industries,
his proven financial acumen, and widespread business relationships
ideally position him to spearhead our new Corporate Strategy function,"
said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"David will also look to identify new business opportunities and help
ensure Hasbro continues to grow profitably against the backdrop of a
rapidly changing global business environment."
Effective immediately, Wiebe Tinga, 52, a 25-year veteran of Hasbro,
will become Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for all of
Hasbro's global operating markets. Tinga will report directly to Brian
Goldner, and will be responsible for the leadership of all commercial
activities in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
Prior to this appointment, Tinga was President of North America.
"Wiebe is a proven business leader and ideally suited to drive long-term
growth across our brands and our partners' brands globally," said
Goldner. "Having successfully worked in each of our territories during
his long career with Hasbro, Wiebe's breadth of experience will be a
tremendous asset as we continue to expand our reach in both mature and
emerging markets worldwide."
Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company dedicated to
fulfilling the fundamental need for play for children and families
through creative expression of the Company's world class brand
portfolio, including TRANSFORMERS, MONOPOLY, PLAY-DOH, MY LITTLE PONY,
MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, LITTLEST PET SHOP and G.I. JOE. From toys
and games, to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming
and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its
global customers with innovative play and entertainment experiences, in
a variety of forms and formats, anytime and anywhere. The Company's
Hasbro Studios develops and produces television programming for more
than 170 markets around the world, and for the U.S. on The Hub TV
Network, part of a multi-platform joint venture between Hasbro and
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK). Through the
company's deep commitment to corporate social responsibility, including
philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world
for future generations and to positively impact the lives of millions of
children and families every year. It has been recognized for its efforts
by being named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" and is ranked
as one of Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate
Citizens." Learn more at www.hasbro.com.
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Source: Hasbro, Inc.
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