Munchkin executive elected JPMA chair

Munchkin® - maker of clever infant and toddler products - is pleased to announce that the company's Executive Vice President of Sales, Andy Keimach, was recently elected Chairman of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA.) Keimach succeeds former Chairman, Bill Suvak of Child Craft®.

As JPMA Chairman, Keimach will play a central role in accomplishing the organization's mission. JPMA is a national trade organization that exists to advance the interests, growth and well-being of the juvenile products industry through advocacy, public relations, information sharing, and business development opportunities.

"Andy brings a wealth of experience and leadership to JPMA," said Mike Dwyer, Executive Director at JPMA. "We are excited to bring him onboard as chairman and we are confident that his industry expertise coupled with his dedication to the association will drive us forward."

Keimach will provide leadership and insight to the Board of Directors on strategic planning and financial opportunities. He will preside over board meetings and he will have official authority over all committees. Keimach will also be responsible for spearheading fundraising activities.

"It's a dynamic time in our industry," said Andy Keimach newly elected JPMA Chairman and Munchkin EVP. "I'm honored by this opportunity to serve as chairman and provide guidance for the future."

For the past seven years, Keimach has served as Executive Vice President of Sales for Munchkin, Inc. and has been instrumental in developing the company's impressive sales growth, including successfully launching Bamboo®, the company's new pet care line. Prior to joining Munchkin, Keimach spent 16 years with Procter & Gamble where he held a variety of key management positions on their mass and prestige consumer product lines. Keimach graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

About Munchkin, Inc.

A privately held company headquartered in North Hills, Calif., Munchkin, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets baby products that excite, delight and make life easier for families. Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. has placed great emphasis on anticipating parents' needs and finding clever ways to address them. As a result of this focus on innovation, Munchkin has pioneered numerous concepts in the baby care industry including the Bottle & Nipple Brush (1995), White Hot® technology (1996), Teething Blanket (1997), Teether Babies (1998), and the Insulated Spill-Proof Trainer Cup (2004). In addition, Munchkin has been granted more than 50 United States patents and has won over 30 industry awards, including the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence in 2005. Endorsed and recommended by lactation consultants, medical professionals, toy specialists and parents, Munchkin products can be found at more than 25,000 retail outlets internationally.

SOURCE: Munchkin Inc.

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