• Pamela Brill

ASTRA Board Director Tapped as HABA USA Sales Manager

SKANEATELES, NY-- European-based HABA USA announces that Damien Crocker has joined the company as a new sales manager.

Crocker brings with him 10+ years of sales experience in the toy space.  He comes to HABA from ORB (formerly The Orb Factory), where he served as national sales manager and was responsible for several industry vendor awards, including: Learning Express Vendor Of The Year (2015 & 2016), Learning Express Exclusive Product Development Award (2016), Learning Express Store Support Award (2016), ASTRA Manufacturer’s Excellence Award (2011 & 2016), Learning Express Best Vendor Partner (2012 & 2014), Learning Express Industry Leader Award (2011), and Toy Collection Vendor Of The Year (2010). 

Crocker currently serves as Board Director of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA), where he works closely with other board directors and staff members to develop strategic plans and programs.  This role, along with Crocker’s extensive sales experience in the toy industry, complements HABA’s mission in the specialty retailer market.

"We are very pleased to have Damien Crocker join the HABA USA team as he truly understands the needs of the specialty retailer, a market we are 100% focused upon,” says HABA USA President Lea Culliton. “Damien’s experience, relationships and well-respected reputation in the specialty industry are invaluable.  He and Peter Reynolds will be able to better serve our customers and promote the value of play in all of HABA’s toy and game assortment to our audience.”

Pamela BrillPamela Brill | Editor-at-Large, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Pamela Brill, the proud mother of two young daughters, has been writing about parenting and children's products for over a decade. Before she began her freelance writing career, she served at the helm of two industry publications: Small World, which specialized in baby products, and Playthings, which is now part of Gifts & Decorative Accessories. She is currently an Editor-at-Large for Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Her previous blog postings can be viewed at www.talkingwalnut.com

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