Maarten Weck named Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CPLG.
DHX Media (or the “Company”) (TSX: DHX, NASDAQ: DHXM), a global children’s content and brands company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maarten Weck as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies. Mr. Weck will oversee all global operations of CPLG, effective immediately, reporting to Aaron Ames, Chief Operating Officer, DHX Media.
CPLG, a third-party licensing agency, is renowned in the consumer products industry for managing the licensing and merchandising rights for over 40 brands. CPLG’s clients include Nickelodeon, BBC Worldwide, Peanuts, MGM, emoji, Paramount, MGA, Spin Master, Sesame Workshop, Mattel, Line Friends, Ubisoft, Real Madrid and more.
Michael Donovan, Executive Chair and CEO, DHX Media, said: “We continue to implement changes to strengthen every aspect of our global organization, and we are confident that Maarten, with his many years of management experience and deep knowledge of the agency business, is the ideal executive to lead CPLG into its next phase of growth. Maarten has strong relationships with CPLG’s clients, as well as the leadership skills to energize the CPLG team going forward.”
Maarten Weck added: “I am excited to work with the entire CPLG team in a more expansive capacity to help our clients grow their consumer products businesses worldwide. We have an excellent team in place, strong international partnerships, and a growing portfolio of high-profile clients that positions CPLG well to continue on its path of expansion.”
Mr. Weck has been with CPLG for over 13 years and was formerly Managing Director for Northern Europe, the UK, NORDIC, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Benelux territories. Mr. Weck’s career began after graduating from Hogeschool van Amsterdam with a degree in Business Economics. Prior to working with CPLG, Mr. Weck held management positions with Memphis Belle, the Cookie Company and Keesing. In these positions, he worked with clients in the book, game, fashion and television industries.
Mr. Weck succeeds Peter Byrne, former CEO of CPLG. We wish to thank Peter for his enthusiasm and commitment to the Company over the past years. We wish him all the best for the future.
DHX Brands, formerly part of Mr. Byrne’s mandate, will report to Michael Donovan.