PlayMonster has announced the appointment of Tim Kilpin as president of the toy company, effective immediately.
Kilpin is an executive in the toy and children’s entertainment industry for more than 35 years. He has set brand strategies and creative direction for brands including Monster High, Hot Wheels, Disney Princess, Winnie the Pooh, Barbie and Mickey Mouse, having served in senior roles at Mattel, Disney and Activision Blizzard.
Reporting to chief executive officer Bob Wann, and based in the company’s corporate headquarters in Beloit, WI, Kilpin will focus on expanding and accelerating PlayMonster’s business with an emphasis on sales, marketing, design, and business development. In addition to continuing strategic and operational oversight, Wann will increase focus on international growth and acquisition.
“Tim is one of the most experienced, highly accomplished and respected executives in the industry,” says Wann. “His tremendous stature and knowledge in the industry, along with his complementary skill sets make Tim the perfect fit, at the perfect time, to further PlayMonster’s growth and evolution towards becoming one of the industry’s top toy companies.”
“The PlayMonster team is an outstanding, experienced, talented group of people with a strong vision, who love what they do and love working together,” says Kilpin. “I fundamentally believe that finding ways to build brands that offer quality play experiences for families and kids today is more important than ever and I am excited to be part of that.”