Canal Toys Appoints Bill Uzell as President/CEO

Westborough, Massachusetts   January 07, 2014   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) Westborough, MA – Canal Toys today announced the appointment of toy industry veteran, Bill Uzell, as president and CEO for its entire North and South American operations.

Patrick Krief, founder and international CEO of Canal Toys, said, "We are overjoyed to have Bill lead our company in the Americas. His vast experience and successful career makes him the perfect leader for our company as we aggressively extend our success in Europe and Asia into North and South America."

Uzell arrives at Canal Toys from his previous position as Executive Vice President of Fashion Angels Enterprises, where he spent four years leading the company to international prominence in the tween girls craft category. Uzell's knowledge and foresight in guiding contracts for the most productive licensed properties and appropriate product development through Mattel, MGA, and Sanrio, among others, for properties including Barbie®, Monster High™, and Lalaloopsy™ will assist Canal Toys' immediate productivity and impact of new products in the U.S., Canada and all of South America.

Uzell's background also includes his role as the former Executive Vice President in charge of the Electronic Learning Product toy division of Oregon Scientific, Inc. and president of Digital Blue. Prior to that, Uzell was the Worldwide Manager of Smart Toys at Intel Corporation, and served as Director of Sales at Mattel, Inc., Sega of America and Sony Corporation of America.

About Canal Toys:
Canal Toys, founded in 1996, is one of the best kept secrets in the global toy marketplace. The number one arts and crafts toy company in France operates in over 40 countries worldwide through different subsidiaries and strategically placed Canal Toys' offices in Paris, the UK, China, Hong Kong and now Massachusetts in the U.S. As one of the world's top manufacturers and distributors of proprietary and licensed products, the company is poised to be recognized for its accomplishments. To interact with the company, please see its social media presence at Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

For sales info, contact:
Bill Uzell, Canal Toys, 1700 West Park Drive, Westborough, MA 01581 T: 508-479-4508;
meet with Bill and all of the Canal Toys' staff at the Hong Kong Toy Fair next week (January 6-9, 2014) at the Canal Toys' international showroom located at Room 804 B, 8/F Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
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