German specialist toy manufacturer, Schleich, has appointed Thomas Randrup its new country manager for the UK and Ireland.
Boasting extensive industry experience, Danish-born Randrup previously served for 16 years as country manager for Revell and more recently as commercial director of The Hobby Company.
Randup will replace outgoing country manager, Jeremy Robinson.
Barbara Kreibich, senior director of sale, Europe at Schleich, said: “We are delighted to welcome Thomas to the Schleich family. We believe his previous experience in the UK will be of great benefit to our UK operations.
“His depth of knowledge of the toy industry will add to our enthusiastic team in the Stansted office. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jeremy Robinson for his four years as Country Manager and we wish him well in his future career.”
Randrup added: “Schleich is a global toy brand which I am proud to now b a part of. I am very much looking forward to this new role and taking Schleich UK to a new level, both in sales and service to our valued customers.
“With the new development in the collections and the strength of brand identity, there are exciting times ahead.”