Posh Paws names Alan Smith new managing director

Posh Paws International has welcomed Alan Smith to the role of managing director.

Smith joins from his own company, Maad Toys, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise to the position.

From past senior management positions at Tomy, Ideal/Playmates and SEGA, Smith’s knowledge of the toy industry, licensing and international markets will be invaluable in ensuring Posh Paws delivers on its multi-market and multi-channel objectives.

Phil Setter, owner of Posh Paws, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alan to the company at such an exciting tie for the business. Alan’s strong understanding and key connections both in licensing and overseas, plus his previous wide experience made him an obvious choice for the position.”

Smith added: “I could not be more pleased to be joining a management team so full of drive and ambition for the future of Posh Paws and am excited by the opportunities the business has planned over the coming months and years.” 

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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