Mattel Names Int’l EVP

Mattel has promoted company veteran Tim Kilpin to executive vice president, international.

Kilpin will be responsible for advancing Mattel's international presence and for leading the company's growth in emerging markets throughout Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Kilpin has held a variety of leadership roles with Mattel over the years. Most recently, he served as executive vice president of the Global Brands Team–Boys & Girls, a role to which he was appointed in 2011. Prior to that, he served as general manager and senior vice president of Mattel Brands and has held various other roles since joining the company in 2003.

Before joining Mattel, Kilpin served as executive vice president of studio franchise management at The Walt Disney Company, but he began his career with Mattel in 1984 in marketing.

"As our presence in markets outside the United States continues to grow, it's critical to ensure that we have a strong, experienced leader overseeing Mattel's international business," says Bryan G. Stockton, chairman and chief executive officer, Mattel, to whom Kilpin will report. "International sales make up about half of Mattel's total annual revenue, and our goal is to increase that number steadily over the next few years. With his deep creative experience, his knowledge of the toy industry and his intimate familiarity with Mattel's portfolio of brands, Tim is singularly qualified to lead our international division and to oversee our growth into emerging global markets."