Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner has been inducted to LIMA (Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association) Hall Of Fame.
This coveted trophy is not an easy one to acquire, but Mr. Goldner has been inducted for kick-starting a new goldenage at Hasbro with his vision (Brand Blueprint) which started with the 2007 Live Action Transformers Movie. Goldner has been instrumental in creating a global entertainment force that crossed the US$5-billion mark in revenue two years ago for the first time in the company’s history.
In addition to his CEO duties, Brian Goldner also acts as an executive producer for the Transformers Movie Series.
Brian Goldner will be inducted on May 22 at the LIMA Licensing Awards ceremony during Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas which will also feature content from the upcoming Bumblebee: The Movie.
Congratulations, Mr. Goldner.
A small press release can be found after the jump.
LIMA to Induct Brian Goldner into Licensing Hall of Fame
As Chairman and CEO of Hasbro, Inc., Brian Goldner is responsible for bringing the company’s iconic brands to life across its strategic Brand Blueprint, through toy and game innovation, immersive entertainment experiences, digital gaming and consumer products.
Since joining Hasbro in 2000 and taking on the role of CEO in 2008, Mr. Goldner has been instrumental in transforming Hasbro from a traditional toy and game company to a global play and entertainment leader. In 2016, Hasbro passed the $5B revenue mark for the first time in company history.
Mr. Goldner pioneered Hasbro’s entry into entertainment and oversees the company’s omni-channel storytelling. He has served as an executive producer on a number of films based on Hasbro brands, including the wildly-successful TRANSFORMERS films and the 2017 animated feature MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE. Under his leadership, Hasbro continues to innovate and expand the way it brings brands to life through high-end fashion collaborations, location-based entertainment, music, publishing, and consumer products. The Company was awarded the No. 6 spot on License Global’s Top 150 list in April 2017.
Mr. Goldner is actively involved in driving corporate and community initiatives to fulfill Hasbro’s purpose, to make the world a better place for children and their families. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2017 by CR Magazine, and was recognized as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
This year’s Hall of Fame Induction will take place Tuesday, May 22, at the LIMA Licensing Awards Ceremony during Licensing Expo 2018 in Las Vegas.