Funrise appoints James Dixon as commercial director

Funrise International Ltd. has announced the appointment of James Dixon to the role of commercial director, with an aim to accelerating the growth of the firm in the UK and Ireland.

Dixon will lead all sales and distribution efforts in the regions and will oversee the sales and accounts team with a strong focus on expanding the company’s presence in the UK and Ireland. 

“I’m extremely excited to join such a fast-growing global toy company with a strong portfolio of evergreen brands, especially as Funrise is rapidly expanding their repertoire of toy properties to the entertainment arena," commented Dixon.

Mr. Dixon joins Funrise with more than 25 years experience managing sales and increasing revenue at companies including THQ and Acclaim Entertainment. Mr. Dixon has a background in both the entertainment and toy industries having worked with many of the world’s most iconic brands.

"With James’s extensive retail experience along with his professional approach toward building supplier relationships, we are looking forward to expanding our product penetration across the UK and Ireland. We welcome James to the Funrise team,” added Martin Good, SVP, International.

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