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Jakks Pacific Names COO

U.S. toymaker Jakks Pacific has named Jack McGrath chief operating officer.McGrath, a 15-year veteran of the toy industry, joined Jakks Pacific in 1999 as vice president of marketing and product development, advanced to senior vice president of operations

McGrath, a 15-year veteran of the toy industry, joined Jakks Pacific in 1999 as vice president of marketing and product development, advanced to senior vice president of operations in 2000 and then executive vice president of operations in 2008.

“McGrath has demonstrated leadership throughout his years with the Company, and his high level of experience and business acumen makes him the perfect choice to be our COO,” says Stephen Berman, president and chief executive officer of Jakks Pacific. “He has immersed himself in all aspects of the Company’s operations, has built and maintained strong relationships with our licensors, and has been instrumental in integrating the operations of the businesses during his dozen years with the Company. McGrath demonstrated ability to execute the strategic vision of management and the Board, and has been a key to our success in growing the Company through acquisitions, strong licensed properties and our ability to create homegrown products.”

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