logo_Mattel logoMattel Inc. has made key changes to its executive leadership team, effective immediately. Richard Dickson and Tim Kilpin will assume expanded responsibilities as president, chief brands officer, and president, chief commercial officer, respectively. Both will report to Mattel Chairman and CEO, Bryan G. Stockton.

Dickson will continue to oversee worldwide brand, design, development, and marketing strategies for the Mattel and Fisher-Price portfolio of core brands, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Thomas & Friends. He will assume additional responsibility for the company’s global consumer insights, marketing communications, innovation, and digital initiatives groups. Dickson was appointed chief brands officer last year, having previously held key leadership positions at Mattel.

Kilpin will direct the company’s sales and marketing operations globally, and will continue to be responsible for further strengthening Mattel’s presence in developed and emerging markets throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia. In addition, Kilpin will assume additional responsibility for the North American division, with oversight of all sales and marketing activity in the U.S. and Canada. He was appointed executive vice president, international last year. He has held a variety of leadership positions with Mattel and The Walt Disney Company over the course of his career, having first joined Mattel in 1984.