Mattel (MAT) Names Peter Gibbons as Global Operations EVP

April 3, 2013 9:03 AM EDT
On April 2, 2013, Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) entered into an offer letter with Peter D. Gibbons, age 52, who will be appointed Executive Vice President, Global Operations, effective April 9, 2013. Mr. Gibbons will report to Mattel’s Chief Executive Officer, Bryan Stockton.

Prior to joining Mattel, Mr. Gibbons served as Executive Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations of Starbucks Corporation (“Starbucks”) from July 2008 to November 2012. He served as Senior Vice President Global Manufacturing Operations of Starbucks Coffee Company from February 2007 to July 2008. Mr. Gibbons brings more than 20 years of international experience in leading manufacturing and supply chain operations. He was responsible for the supply of all the products that contributed to the Starbucks experience at every Starbucks store around the world. He managed manufacturing, engineering, procurement, distribution, planning, transportation, inventory management and coffee and tea sourcing. As part of the Starbucks transformation, Mr. Gibbons re-organized the global supply chain to improve fulfillment, increase speed-to-market, lower cost of goods and develop long-term supply chain capability.

Upon the commencement of his employment, Mr. Gibbons will receive an annual base salary of $600,000. His annual target bonus under the Mattel Incentive Plan will be 65% of his base salary. In addition, he will receive an equity grant of restricted stock units (“RSUs”) on April 9, 2013 valued at $200,000, which will be converted into a number of shares by dividing the value by the fair market value of Mattel’s common stock on the grant date. The RSUs will vest 50% on the second anniversary of the grant date and 50% on the third anniversary of the grant date, subject to Mr. Gibbons’ continued service with Mattel through the applicable vesting dates. To assist with his relocation from Ohio to Mattel’s headquarters in California, Mr. Gibbons will receive a special mobility bonus of $150,000, which he is required to repay if within two years he voluntarily terminates his employment or is discharged for cause. Mr. Gibbons is also eligible to receive benefits under Mattel’s standard relocation package for executives, which includes, but is not limited to, travel, temporary accommodations, shipment of household goods, home sale assistance and expense reimbursement. Mr. Gibbons is required to reimburse Mattel for the cost of these relocation services if within one year he voluntarily terminates his employment or is discharged for cause. Mr. Gibbons will also receive a monthly car allowance in the amount of $2,000 for his automobile expenses.

There are no family relationships between Mr. Gibbons and any director or executive officer of Mattel, and there are no transactions between Mr. Gibbons and Mattel that would be reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

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