Schleich grows US operations with a swathe of new hires

The German toy manufacturer, Schleich is growing its US outfit operations with the expansion of its sales and marketing teams across the water.

Leading the way are recently named Head of Marketing Oliver Krause-Huckleberry, who is responsible for leading the company’s marketing efforts, and director of sales Jerry Kurtzweil, who brings to Schleich his long-term expertise in the children’s consumer products arena.

Also newly onboard to help build the Schleich brand in the US are Senior Manager, Specialty Jeanie Crone; National Account Managers Alinka Griffin and Holly Keebler; Marketing Communications Manager Chris Swalm; and Trade Marketing Manager Angela Amos.

“We are very excited to welcome these talented sales and marketing professionals to the Schleich U.S. family,” said Michael Keaton, President of Schleich USA, Inc.

“These key new hires will help solidify our path forward as we continue to build the Schleich brand domestically, leveraging our strong value proposition and exploring strategic partnership opportunities. 

"We look forward to delivering exciting new products and programs to further grow sales and affection for the Schleich brand throughout the U.S., while helping families rediscover the joy of playing and learning together.”

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