Wham-O expanded its sales and marketing teams to significantly grown its operations in North America.
The company welcomes Darren Pike, who joins the Wham-O team as vice president of sales and business development. Pike will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to key customer needs. Pike has 25 years of experience in the toy industry, previously managing sales and product development with companies such as Hog Wild and Planet Toys. He was also a former principal of Perpetual Play Inc., where he was vastly exposed to both overseas manufacturing and U.S. retailers.
Todd Glonek joins the sales team as director of sales, in which he will be responsible for Wham-O business operations in the eastern U.S. He has more than 20 years of experience as a sales executive mostly in mass, food, and drug retail distribution. Glonek was most recently the vice president of sales Playhut Inc.
The Surf Division welcomes Drake Schoonover as surf brand sales manager. Drake brings more than years of experience in specialty channel sales and marketing, with a focus on the surf industry. He was part of teams with Freedom Artists and Neff Headwear.
Alaia Orlick joins the marketing and design team as a graphic designer. Orlick’s educational credentials are from OTIS College of Art and Design, where she majored in toy design. Prior to joining Wham-O, Alaia has worked with various toy companies such as Hasbro Inc. and Jakks Pacific Inc.