Richardson, Texas (ots/PRNewswire) - Goliath, one of the few
family-owned global toy and game companies, announced today that
David Norman, President of Goliath North America, retires in March
after serving the organization for over a decade. Peter Boutros has
stepped in to succeed David Norman as the new President of Goliath,
"It has been my honor and privilege to serve this great company for
the last 13 years. I am proud of the Goliath team and all we have
accomplished," says David Norman," This is the right time for a
change in leadership and I have all the confidence that Peter will
continue to lead the organization to great success."
With over 30 years in executive and C-suite roles, Boutros was the
vice-chair of the Goliath Advisory board for the past 2 years. He
recently left Kenmore/Craftsman/Diehard (KCD) where he held positions
as President, CMO and Head of International. Previous to KCD, Boutros
also held roles such as SVP of Worldwide Licensing and Category
Management at Disney and President and COO of RSI Development.
Boutros joins Goliath with immense knowledge and experience in
consumer brands in worldwide geographies along with a proven ability
to scale organizations.
"It's an absolute privilege to take the reins from here to lead the
local teams and work with our global brand and development teams to
expand the already vast portfolio and bring new business
opportunities to our channel partners and playful experiences to
children and families across the USA and Canada. A key priority will
be to spearhead go-to-market opportunities of owned international
brands such as Wahu a hugely successful Australian brand in the
outdoor play and recreational categories."
Furthermore, Goliath announces that Wiebe Tinga has accepted to take
over the board seat from Boutros. Tinga spent 35 years at Hasbro in
various executive roles including President of North America Sales
and Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer.
"I am glad to have known the Golad family and the Goliath company for
over 30 years. I've always been impressed by their entrepreneurship,
professional attitude, and their business results. I am very excited
to join the Goliath Advisory Board," says Tinga. "In this role, I
look forward to helping bring Goliath's great portfolio of brands to
new heights, fostering further investments in its talented team and
to expand Goliath's global infrastructure".
Goliath remains a family-owned business, founded in 1980 by Adi Golad
and is now currently being led by his son, Jochanan Golad.
"David has been instrumental in the growth of the North American
business in the last 13 years as well as supporting Goliath globally,
and we are most grateful for all his efforts and dedication," says
Jochanan Golad, Goliath Group CEO. "Welcoming Peter Boutros and Wiebe
Tinga to the Goliath team will allow us to continue to build on the
success and play an integral role in taking the company to the next
About Goliath Goliath was founded in 1980 and is one of the few
remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is a
creator, manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products.
Examples include Wahu®, Sequence®, Rummikub®, Phlat Ball®,
Tri-Ominos®, Gator Golf®, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo®, Rocket Fishing
Rod®, Gooey Looey®, and Let's Go Fishin®.
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