Mary Wood joins TOMY as UK general manager

TOMY Europe has announced the appointment of Mary Wood, who joins the company as general manager for TOMY UK.

Wood has a wealth of experience in senior marketing and sales roles in the industry, including roles within HTI, Zapf and Mattel and, most recently, Vivid Imaginations.

In the role, Wood will take on responsibility for TOMY’s sales and marketing teams within the UK and also leadership of the central marketing team, responsible for developing TOMY’s European brands such as Aquadoodle, Megasketcher, Toomies, Britains and TOMY Games, and licences such as Molang and Kazoops.

“I am delighted that Mary will join us in this vital role and at this exciting time for the company," said Mark Foster, executive vice president, TOMY Europe.

"Right now, TOMY is ‘playing to win’ and we are determined to back our brands with bolder plans. Mary will play a key part in that transformation. Mary brings a wealth of experience and her enthusiasm and motivation I know will make a big impact very quickly.”

Mary Wood added: “I have been very impressed by the recent changes in TOMY and the new direction, plans and ambition the company has. I am thrilled to help lead that further.”

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