Moose Toys has named global toy industry executive Glenn Abell its new president and general manager, heading up the company’s US operations.
Abell will begin his new role with the international toy firm from April this year and will be based in Los Angeles, where he will oversee all facets of the American business.
Abell will also be a member of the Moose Toys Senior Leadership Team which is responsible for global commercial strategy and product development direction.
“I’m very excited to be joining the team at Moose in April,” he said.
“Over the years, Moose has proven itself as an innovative, entrepreneurial and fast moving company with expertise across several categories. Since entering the US market directly, the company’s growth has been amazing. I’m looking forward to joining a very capable and talented team in Los Angeles to be a part of the company’s evolution.
“Being a family owned business with a tremendous culture was a major factor in my decision to join. In addition, the ability to help children in need through the Moose Foundation is something that is very close to my heart. On the commercial side, I’m looking forward to contributing to the growth agenda. All in all, a very exciting road ahead."
Glenn has spent the last 16 years working for The LEGO Group, where he held various positions within general management, sales and marketing, in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.
His most recent role was Head of Global Ecommerce for LEGO Retail looking after the group’s owned digital commerce platform, shop.LEGO.com.
“At Moose it’s all about getting the right people on our team. We always aim to employ individuals who are at the top of their professions and who can bring innovative ideas and ways of doing things to our business”, said Paul Solomon, co-owner of Moose Toys.
“We are so excited to have Glenn join our team. We know that he will bring his creative mind, market knowledge and insights from many years in the toy industry, and with this, he will be instrumental in helping us achieve our future business goals."