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HIT Entertainment Overhauls UK/European Business

HIT Entertainment implemented a number of key changes to its UK/European consumer products business following the recent appointment of Peter Byrne as executive vice president, worldwide consumer products.

Katie Rollings was named to the newly created position of vice president, international marketing with responsibility for all strategic brand planning, marketing, retail development, and creative services covering the entire international region. Jon Owen will assume responsibility for all UK and EMEA licensing operations as vice president, EMEA consumer products, while Dave King will add the international publishing group to his responsibilities as vice president, entertainment, which covers the home entertainment UK/EMEA and live events businesses. In addition, Joanna Fairclough will assume responsibility for all of the EMEA agent-run business as business development director EMEA, Laura Clarke moves over to head up licensing, hard goods UK as director, and Warren Traeger is promoted to director, licensing, soft goods UK.