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HIT reshuffles Euro consumer products staff

London-based HIT Entertainment has made a number of managerial changes following the recent appointment of Peter Byrne as EVP of worldwide consumer products. Katie Rollings steps into the newly created position of VP of international marketing with responsibility for all strategic brand planning, marketing, retail development and creative services covering international territories.
June 11, 2007

London-based HIT Entertainment has made a number of managerial changes following the recent appointment of Peter Byrne as EVP of worldwide consumer products. Katie Rollings steps into the newly created position of VP of international marketing with responsibility for all strategic brand planning, marketing, retail development and creative services covering international territories.

Jon Owen is now overseeing all UK and EMEA licensing operations as VP of EMEA consumer products. Meanwhile Dave King is adding oversight of the international publishing group to his current VP of entertainment remit, which covers the home entertainment UK/EMEA and live events businesses.

Finally, Joanna Fairclough is assuming leadership of all EMEA agent-run endeavours as business development director EMEA, while Laura Clarke moves in as UK director of licensing, hard goods, and Warren Traeger is promoted to UK director of licensing, soft goods.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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