HTI bolsters national sales team with double appointment

HTI has bolstered its national sales team with a double appointment.

Benoit Depagneux has been named the firm’s head of the EMEA region, while John Jo Cassidy has been promoted to the position of senior national account manager.

With 16 years experience in the children’s toy industry, Depagneux joins HTI from Lexibook, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the EMEA region with him.

Benoit will now be based in Lyon, France and will be responsible for managing HTI’s EMEA sales team.

Meanwhile, John Jo Cassidy has worked for HTI for nine years, latterly within toys, having previously headed up sales for the firm’s Pagoda garden furniture division.

Anthony Grimaud, HTI vice president, global sales, said: “We are thrilled to have Benoit on board at HTI and to promote John Jo to his new senior role.

“Both contribute expert knowledge and experience within the sales function of the children’s toy market which will be invaluable in assisting HTI in its dynamic growth strategy to take the business to the next level.”

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