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Enesco Appoints Ricky Tai Jen Chan to Senior Vice President for Its Asian Operations and Product Development

2009-12-03 15:05
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Newly Created Position Combines Company’s Operations Across Hard and Soft Goods

ITASCA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enesco, LLC, today announced the appointment of Ricky Tai Jen Chan as senior vice president of Asian Operations and a member of Enesco’s Executive Management Team. Chan reports to Enesco Executive Chairman Matthew C. Bousquette.

“Enesco’s continued rapid expansion, including the acquisitions of Gund, Department 56 and other leading brands during the past two years, has created significant opportunities for us to improve our operating effectiveness and efficiency while providing support to our divisions around the world,” said Bousquette. “Ricky Chan is a proven leader with significant experience managing global sourcing, manufacturing and product development, as well as a strong network of contacts throughout our industry. I am confident that Ricky will help Enesco achieve its vision of becoming the global leader in the gift and home/garden décor markets.”

Chan will be responsible for all aspects of Enesco’s Asian operations including supply chain management, production planning, order management, engineering, quality assurance and quality control. He has led Asian operations and product development for Enesco’s Gund division since joining the company in 2005. Chan’s previous experience includes leading global sourcing for Russ Berrie & Co., and other manufacturers with worldwide manufacturing operations.

Enesco will centralize its Asian sourcing under Chan’s leadership, including both hard and soft goods for all Enesco product lines. The company also plans an expansion of its engineering and development capabilities in Asia to serve all the global divisions of Enesco. Daniel Lau has been named to the newly created role of senior director of product engineering and innovation, reporting to Chan.

About Enesco, LLC

Enesco, LLC, is a global leader in the giftware and home and garden décor industries. Serving more than 44,000 customers worldwide, Enesco distributes products to a wide variety of specialty card and gift retailers, home décor boutiques, mass-market chains and direct mail retailers. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Hong Kong, Enesco serves markets operating in Europe, the Americas, Australia and Asia. The company’s product lines include some of the world’s most recognized brands including Heartwood Creek® by Jim Shore, Foundations®, Our Name is Mud®, Gund®, Boyds®, Department 56® Villages, Country Artists®, Walt Disney Classics Collection®, Disney Traditions™, Border Fine Arts™, Cherished Teddies®, The Trail of Painted Ponies™, Bilston & Battersea Enamels®, and Lilliput Lane®, among others. For more information, visit www.enesco.com.

Contacts

Jeffrey Smith
Enesco Corporate Communications
+1-630-875-5464
jsmith@enesco.com