Goliath Strengthens Its Management Team With Big Additions

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Doug Wadleigh has joined Goliath as its Global President of its newly formed Toy Division. David Norman, who cofounded Goliath’s fast-growing North American office in 2008, will continue as President, with the additional responsibility of Global President of Goliath's newly formed Gaming Division.

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“With David and Doug in leadership positions to work with our outstanding team around the globe, we will continue to aggressively market our core brands while aggressively expanding our world-class portfolio.” said Jochanan Golad, Goliath’s CEO

Doug Wadleigh has joined Goliath as its Global President of its newly formed Toy Division. In this position he will amplify current global hit brands like Vet Squad and Animagic, as well as top shelf distribution brands such as Crayola, Ryan’s World and Squeezamals.

He will establish and oversee Goliath’s new Los Angeles-based toy innovation and marketing studio. Wadleigh previously ran the Baby Box Company and prior to that was General Manager of Loot Crate. During his 20+ year career at Mattel, he successfully set both creative direction and brand strategies for a $2 billion-dollar portfolio including some of the world’s best-known brands including Hot Wheels, Disney Princess and WWE.

David Norman, who cofounded Goliath’s fast-growing North American office in 2008, will continue as President and add the additional responsibility of Global President of its newly formed Gaming Division. In this role, he will build Goliath’s global gaming brands including hits as Sequence, Pop the Pig, and 2020 newcomer Rattlesnake Jake into evergreen brands while developing new IP and global marketing strategies.

“I’m excited about the overall growth of our product portfolio,” said Jochanan Golad, Goliath’s CEO. “With David and Doug in leadership positions to work with our outstanding team around the globe, we will continue to aggressively market our core brands while aggressively expanding our world-class portfolio.”

About Goliath

Goliath was founded in 1980 by Adi Golad and the co-founded Goliath's USA division with David Norman in 2008. Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is now a global manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Vet Squad®, Animagic®, Wahu®, Rummikub®, Tri-Ominos®, Sequence®, Pop the Pig®, and Phlat Ball®.

The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, Elephanta® in New Zealand, and Vivid® in the UK. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit goliathgames.com.

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