CEO Bryan G. Stockton Named Chairman, Mattel
Playthings Staff -- Gifts and Dec, 11/16/2012 11:48:12 AM
EL SEGUNDO, CA - Mattel Inc. has named CEO, Bryan G. Stockton, as chairman of the board effective January 1, 2013. Mr. Stockton will succeed Robert A. Eckert, who will retire from his service as director and chairman of the board effective December 31, 2012; Stockton will continue to hold the position of chief executive officer, a position held since January 2012.
Stockton joined Mattel in November 2000 as executive vice president of business planning and development, and was responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities for the company, as well as managing all merger and acquisition activity. He gained responsibility for International in 2003, where he began driving strong performance of Mattel's business outside the U.S. He was promoted to president of International in 2007. In 2011, Mr. Stockton served as chief operating officer with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company, including its business units: Mattel Brands, Fisher-Price, American Girl, and the North American and International divisions, as well as responsibility for the Operations and Corporate Responsibility functions.
He also served on the Board of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. from 2006 to August 2012; held a variety of board leadership positions with the Toy Industry Association, from 2003 to 2012, including two years as chairman; was a board member on the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA from 2001 to April 2010; and served as Chairman of World Trade Week Southern California for 2003. He currently serves as a member of the President's Advisory Council at Otis College of Art & Design, and was appointed to the UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors effective August 2012 and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles Board of Directors effective June 2012.
"During the last year as CEO, Bryan has further demonstrated his leadership abilities as evidenced by the strong year-to-date results," said Christopher A. Sinclair, lead director for Mattel. "The Board is confident that Bryan will continue to drive the company forward with his keen strategic focus and his experience in growing brands and countries. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Bob not only for his leadership as chairman during the last year, but also his last 12 years of service to Mattel."
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