Munchkin, Inc., designer and manufacturer of infant and toddler products and parent company of U.K-based Lindam Ltd., announces that Robert Mann has joined as Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mann brings more than two decades of sales, marketing and operations experience to his role, which is to help drive corporate growth and strengthen key relationships with retailers and distributors, while defining product lines.
"At Munchkin, we are continually looking for successful leaders to cultivate our brand's presence and evolution on an international scale," says Margaret Hardin, president of Munchkin, Inc. "Robert's extensive industry experience and proven global successes in the consumer and retail space will play a strategic role in expanding Munchkin's position as a key player in the baby products category."
Mann joins Munchkin with more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations management, most recently serving as the president EMEA for Toy State International Ltd. In this role, his skillful leadership, efficiency and entrepreneurial ingenuity improved company trade margins while simultaneously enhancing marketing initiatives. In addition, Mann has held positions as the president and CEO EMEA for Tomy Europe—a toy and nursery company in the U.K.— and as managing director international for RC2(Ertl). As managing director – EMEA for Munchkin, Mann will lead the company's growth and development in the EMEA region through sales, marketing, and distribution efforts. He will be based in the company's U.K. office.