Ynon Kreiz

Mattel Mourns the Passing of Former Chairman and CEO Bryan G. Stockton

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 8:42pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) mourns the tragic passing of Bryan G. Stockton, former Chairman and CEO of Mattel.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) mourns the tragic passing of Bryan G. Stockton, former Chairman and CEO of Mattel.
  • Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel said, We are saddened by the news of Bryans sudden passing.
  • Bryan was a beloved leader at Mattel whose many contributions to the toy industry will live on for years to come.
  • Stockton spent 15 years at Mattel, including serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015 and Chairman from 2013 to 2015.

Diana S. Ferguson Appointed to Mattel Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that Diana S. Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Avenue LLC, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors effective July 21, 2020.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that Diana S. Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Avenue LLC, has been appointed to the Companys Board of Directors effective July 21, 2020.
  • Diana is a highly experienced executive who brings a proven track record of corporate financial management and strategic planning to our Board, said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel.
  • I look forward to working with Ynon and the rest of the Board on the transformation journey that is well under way, said Ferguson.
  • Ferguson is a member of the Board of Directors of Frontier Communications, where she serves on the Nominating and Governance Committee and chairs the Compensation Committee.

Mattel Announces Anthony DiSilvestro to Be Next Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:05pm

DiSilvestro will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattels Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • DiSilvestro will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattels Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • DiSilvestro joins Mattel with nearly four decades of financial and leadership experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Soup Company, a role he held from 2014 to 2019.
  • His leadership and financial expertise will benefit Mattel as we continue to position the Company for growth.
  • I look forward to working with Anthony to transform Mattel into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company and create long-term shareholder value."

Mattel Announces Goal to Achieve 100% Recycled, Recyclable or Bio-based Plastic Materials in All Products and Packaging By 2030

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 2:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced its goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastics materials in both its products and packaging by 2030.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced its goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastics materials in both its products and packaging by 2030.
  • The Company now sources 93% of the paper and wood fiber used in its packaging and products from recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) content, surpassing its 2018 goal of 90%.
  • Environmental sustainability is a corporate priority at Mattel and creating sustainable products and packaging is an important part of our commitment to the planet, said Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO, Mattel.
  • Mattel is a leading global childrens entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products.

Mattel Announces CFO Transition Plan

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 8:07pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Joseph J. Euteneuer will leave the Company after a transition period of up to six months.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Joseph J. Euteneuer will leave the Company after a transition period of up to six months.
  • Mattel is conducting a search for its next CFO.
  • Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, said, Joe has been a valued member of our leadership team since joining Mattel two years ago.
  • I thank him for his commitment through the transition of the CFO role.

Mattel And MGM Partner To Produce Live Action Motion Picture Based On Iconic American Girl® Brand

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Mattel, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAT) and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) have partnered to develop a live action motion picture based on Mattel's classic American Girl line of books and dolls.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Mattel, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAT) and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures (MGM) have partnered to develop a live action motion picture based on Mattel's classic American Girl line of books and dolls.
  • Over 32 million American Girl dolls and 157 million American Girl books have been sold through the company's catalogue, retail stores and website to date.
  • Ynon Kreiz,Mattel'sChairman and CEO said: "American Girl is a beloved, story-driven franchise lending itself perfectly to a feature film.
  • "American Girl is a timeless and iconic brand that is part of the fabric of families all over the world.

Mattel Films Partners With Warner Bros. Pictures To Develop Hot Wheels® Live-Action Motion Picture

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:10pm

The Hot Wheels movie marks the second partnership for Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Pictures, and it follows the companies' recent announcement of the Barbie feature-film starring and co-produced by Academy Award nominated actress Margot Robbie.

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  • The Hot Wheels movie marks the second partnership for Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Pictures, and it follows the companies' recent announcement of the Barbie feature-film starring and co-produced by Academy Award nominated actress Margot Robbie.
  • Ynon Kreiz, Mattel's Chairman and CEO said: "We are excited to bring the thrill of a Hot Wheels live-action feature film to the big screen in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • Hot Wheels debuted in 1968 and has sold more than six billion individual cars during its storied, 50-year history.
  • With more than 500 million Hot Wheels being sold annually, Hot Wheels is the number one selling toy in the world.

Mattel And Warner Bros. Pictures To Bring Barbie To The Big Screen Starring Margot Robbie

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 2:15pm

Barbie marks the first announced deal coming out of Mattel's newly-established Mattel Films, led by Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner, as well as the first collaboration between Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.

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  • Barbie marks the first announced deal coming out of Mattel's newly-established Mattel Films, led by Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner, as well as the first collaboration between Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO of Mattel said: "Barbie is one of the most iconic franchises in the world and we are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Pictures and Margot Robbie to bring her to life on the big screen.
  • "And, Margot is the ideal producer and actress to bring Barbie to life on screen in a fresh and relevant way for today's audiences."
  • I can't imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen."

Mattel Launches New Theatrical Film Division

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 9:05pm

Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner has been appointed to lead Mattel Films as Executive Producer, reporting to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel's Chairman and CEO.

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  • Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner has been appointed to lead Mattel Films as Executive Producer, reporting to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel's Chairman and CEO.
  • "Mattel is home to one of the world's greatest portfolios of beloved franchises, and the creation of Mattel Films will allow us to unlock significant value across our IP," said Mr. Kreiz.
  • Ms. Brenner was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Dallas Buyers Club, and her film Burden was a 2018 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner.
  • Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products.

Mattel Promotes Steve Totzke to Chief Commercial Officer

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 9:05pm

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the promotion of Steve Totzke to the role of Chief Commercial Officer, with oversight of a new, unified global commercial organization for Mattel, effective immediately.

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  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the promotion of Steve Totzke to the role of Chief Commercial Officer, with oversight of a new, unified global commercial organization for Mattel, effective immediately.
  • Mr. Totzke will report to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • As Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Totzke will directly manage a unified global commercial organization for Mattel, working closely with Mr. Kreiz as well as Richard Dickson, Mattel's President and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, North America, with responsibility for commercial execution, sales and merchandising strategy in the North American market.