(July 15, 2002 – Burbank, CA) – Patrick Connor has been appointed Senior Vice President, Retail Business Development for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, it was announced today by Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Reporting to McTier, Connor is responsible for managing Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ relationships with key retailers to include development and communication of successful retail promotions. He is also responsible for assisting licensees’ efforts to build permanent and promotional retail exposure for Warner Bros. licensed products. Additionally, Connor will work with other AOL Time Warner Divisions to maximize retail relationships and opportunities. He and his team will support retailers to increase sell-through of merchandise and drive traffic to their stores. “We are delighted that Patrick has joined our Retail Business Development team. His strong entertainment background, excellent working knowledge of the retail industry and his merchandising experience, coupled with his effective leadership skills make him the perfect choice for this position,” said McTier. “Patrick is a strategic thinker with an excellent retail business sense and he will play an invaluable role in his new position. Under his guidance, our brands will continue to receive significant retail placement and presence.” Prior to joining Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Connor spent the last six years in Warner Home Video as Vice President, Rental/Sell-Thru Sales. Prior to that, he held the position of Vice President, Retail Direct where he managed all functions in the supply chain for mass-market retailers including Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target. He began his career in entertainment with Turner Home Entertainment as Director, Sell-Thru Sales. Before joining Turner, Connor held marketing and sales management positions with Johnson and Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Pillsbury and Jacobs Suchard, Inc. Connor earned both his MBA and his Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University. Warner Bros. Consumer Products is a division of Warner Bros., an AOL Time Warner Company, and is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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