PlayMonster appoints Jeff Freeman to VP of global operations at a “very exciting growth period” for the firm

PlayMonster has appointed Jeff Freeman to the role of vice president of global operations effective immediately. The latest move comes hot on the heels of the recent appointment of Tim Kilpin to the position of president at the US toy firm.

Freeman is a veteran senior level business management and operations executive whose career includes 20 years in leadership positions at American Girl/Mattel. He joins PlayMonster in the newly created role and will report into CEO Bob Wann. His role will now see him lead and oversee all areas of manufacturing to build and develop operations.

For the last several years, Freeman has run a successful business management consulting practice, where he guided a variety of high-profile clients across different industries, while also serving as an Adjunct Professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Previously, Freeman served as the senior vice president – Supply Chain for American Girl from 2002 through 2016 where he oversaw a team of over 500 year-round employees and 1,700 seasonal staff at over 24 North American locations, managing an annual budget of over $200 million.

Having completed his MBA in Operations Management from the University of Chicago, Freeman is poised to continue the momentum and aggressive growth seen at PlayMonster in the last three years.

“We are so pleased to welcome Jeff Freeman to the team,” said Bob Wann, CEO and chief PlayMonster.  “At this time of International expansion and global franchise building, Jeff brings yet another significant and high level of experience to our leadership team in a very exciting growth period at PlayMonster.

“With PlayMonster’s focus on global growth, new acquisitions, and franchise development, like Snap Ships, I could not be more pleased to join the PlayMonster team,” says Jeff Freeman.

“I’m excited to jump back into the toy industry, which I love, and contribute to PlayMonster’s continued success.”

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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