Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced executive appointments that recognize outstanding leadership and assign new responsibilities as part of Hasbro’s commitment to realizing the full global potential of its brands.
David Hargreaves, 30-year veteran of Hasbro, appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development (Photo: Business Wire)David Hargreaves, 60, a 30-year veteran of Hasbro and most recently its Chief Operating Officer, will assume the newly created position of Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Hargreaves will focus on building Hasbro’s new business pipeline, identifying opportunities for long-term growth, and fostering relationships with current and new partners. Hargreaves will continue to serve on Hasbro’s Senior Management Team as he has since 2001, when he held the role of Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer. “David’s high regard within the toy, game and entertainment industries, his proven financial acumen, and widespread business relationships ideally position him to spearhead our new Corporate Strategy function,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro's President and Chief Executive Officer. “David will also look to identify new business opportunities and help ensure Hasbro continues to grow profitably against the backdrop of a rapidly changing global business environment.” Effective immediately, Wiebe Tinga, 52, a 25-year veteran of Hasbro, will become Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for all of Hasbro’s global operating markets. Tinga will report directly to Brian Goldner, and will be responsible for the leadership of all commercial activities in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Prior to this appointment, Tinga was President of North America. "Wiebe is a proven business leader and ideally suited to drive long-term growth across our brands and our partners’ brands globally,” said Goldner. “Having successfully worked in each of our territories during his long career with Hasbro, Wiebe’s breadth of experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our reach in both mature and emerging markets worldwide.”