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24.03.2009

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. appoints new President and COO

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., an interactive entertainment retailer of customized stuffed animals, has announced the appointment of John N. Haugh to the newly created position of president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective March 16, 2009. Furthermore, the company also announced that Tina Klocke has been named chief operations and financial officer, effective immediately.
 
Maxine Clark, Build-A-Bear Workshop chairman and chief executive officer, commented: “With Tina leading our store teams and John heading up marketing, merchandising and strategic planning, our management team is fully aligned to work collaboratively to manage our business as we strengthen our entertainment offerings, including Buildabearville.com® our virtual world.”

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., is, it says, the leading and only global company that offers an interactive make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. Founded in 1997, the company and its franchisees currently operate more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and France, and franchise stores in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. (kbp)

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