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Spin Master expands to central Europe

Offices in Munich, Germany and Amsterdam will open for business on November 1st, 2010.
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Spin Master is strengthening its global positioning and visibility with the opening of three new offices.

The firm has already begun to build the teams who will be working from the new offices, including the appointment of Marcel Dévény to the position of general manager - central Europe, based out of the Munich office. Hedley Barnes and Michiel Das have been named as director of sales and business development and director of marketing, respectively, both based out of the Amsterdam office.

Dévény joins Spin Master after six years with Lego, where he was responsible for sales in central Europe. Barnes will continue to represent Spin Master, as he currently works for Upper Deck International, managing Spin Master’s business as VP of sales.

Das recently joined Spin Master with past experiences as commercial and business development director for Mattel Eastern Europe and most recently as director north west Europe and new business, Amsterdam for Stage Entertainment Company.

“Expanding into Central Europe and strengthening our brands is a significant part of Spin Master’s international growth strategy,” said Denis Normand SVP international sales and marketing.

“Central Europe holds tremendous opportunity for the toy industry and we at Spin Master hope to position ourselves as a key distribution leader in this region.”

For any questions regarding Spin Master – Central Europe, please contact Denis Normand SVP of international sales and marketing at denisn@spinmaster.com.

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