Manners will be responsible for client management, where he will deal with existing licensors, as well as new business development. Previously, he was Beanstalk's vice president for the U.K. and Europe, leading programs for Paris Hilton, Vespa, Samsonite and Procter & Gamble. Manners had served as the U.K. managing director for CPLG from 2001 to 2004.
"We are thrilled at Steve's appointment—he is a truly outstanding figure within the licensing field, with a broad range of operational and strategic experience," says Katarina Dietrich, chief executive officer of CPLG. "His industry knowledge is exceptional and he will add considerable value to our business."
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