TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Funrise Toy Corp. is pleased to announce Canadian-based employee, Kelly Woon, as the company's new vice president. Kelly began her career with Funrise in 2007 as director of sales in Canada and has since been promoted to various roles, with her most recent being general manager in Canada.
Kelly was first introduced to the toy industry in 1990 where she worked as an assistant buyer for Toys "R" Us Canada. After working with the retailer for over 17 years, she switched gears and joined the Funrise team. Since 2007, Kelly has grown the Canadian business market by 100%. She has persevered in securing promotional activities and events to build brand awareness in Canada, implemented core programs at various retailers, and opened a Canadian office and warehouse to ensure continued business growth.
"We are thrilled about Kelly's new role as vice president" says Shirley Price, president at Funrise Toy Corp. "Her hard work and dedication to Funrise and the Canadian toy industry has been invaluable and we know she's a great fit for this new position."
Kelly is involved in a number of charitable organizations within Canada, including but not limited to, Walk for Miracles, Autism Speaks, Starlight, and Toy Mountain. As an active member of the Canadian Toy Association (CTA), Kelly was elected to the board of directors in June of 2015. She is a graduate of Laurentian University, and holds a BA in accounting.
About Funrise Toy Corp.
Founded in 1987, Funrise is an adventurous innovator and an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of the most popular children's toys. Simply put...we create fun! Funrise is the manufacturer of leading power brands such as TONKA®, My Little Pony®, Baby Alive®, Gazillion Bubbles®, Sing-a-ma-Lings and Shelcore's line of pre-school toys, making their product offerings diverse and full of fun for kids of all ages! Funrise Toy Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Holdings Limited. Funrise U.S. headquarters are located in Van Nuys, CA, with an office in Hong Kong, and additional showrooms in Minneapolis, Bentonville, United Kingdom and Australia. For more information, visit www.funrise.com.
SOURCE Funrise Toy Corp.
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