• Pamela Brill

People Toy Co. Welcomes Four U.S. Reps

NEW YORK, NY -- People Toy Company, importers of Japanese educational baby toys, recently named the following sales reps as new additions to its team:

• Ellen Shankman will lead ESP Salesto handle the Northeast Territory of CT, Upstate NY, NH, ME, MA, VT and RI.

• Jim and Erin Lynch of Javilyn Saleswill oversee the Midwest Territory of IL, WI, MI, IN.

• Kathleen Milne, principal of Kathleen Milne Company, is charged with the South West Territory of CA, AZ, HI.

• Betsy Harney of Sugar B Saleswill supervise the Pacific Northwest Territory of OR, WA, ID, AK.

ESP LogoPeople Toy Company has hired several new reps to manage its U.S. sales territories.

JavilynSalesPeople Toy Company has hired several new reps to manage its U.S. sales territories.


Kathleen MilnePeople Toy Company has hired several new reps to manage its U.S. sales territories.

Sugar B SalesPeople Toy Company has hired several new reps to manage its U.S. sales territories.


“I knew we had a hard task ahead of us,” explained Rudy Valenta, president of the U.S. branch of Japan’s People Co., Ltd., “in introducing a Japanese brand to the U.S. market. It would be impossible to accomplish all of our goals without a strong sales team with long-standing relationships with the toy industry. After all, they are the eyes and ears that listen to our retailers.”

“Our selection process was simple,” continued Valenta. “We interviewed dozens of retailers to listen to who they thought were their best and most reliable sales reps. The same names were recommended again and again in conversation.”

“We now have the most knowledgeable, organized and friendly sales group in the country on my team,” he added. “I couldn’t be more excited to have them represent People Toy Company and help us on our mission to getting our products into stores and in children’s hands.”

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

Buyers Guide Search
Search for Products/Companies

Featured Video

Subscribe to
Gifts & Dec Direct
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

AmericasMart ICON Honorees

ICON videos of honorees

Excellence and superior achievement in the home and gift industry were recognized in July at AmericasMart's eighth annual ICON Honors. Enjoy these video stories celebrating the 2017 award recipients: Spicher and Company, Bloomingville, Wolf Gourmet, Her Majesty's English Tea Room, Kurt S. Adler, Inc., and Chris Rosse, Rosse and Associates. See the videos!


GDA Cover September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Gifts & Dec.  We look at how Millennials are changing the tabletop industry, plus what retailers can do to reduce theft. Get details!