Bryan G. Stockton (BS'75, MBA'76)
Academy of Alumni Fellows 2013
Bryan Stockton is Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys. He also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, a role he assumed in January 2013. Mattel has annual revenues in excess of $6.2 billion, operations in more than 40 countries, and sells products in more than 150 countries worldwide. Stockton is building upon Mattel’s success over the past decade to align the global organization and execute the strategic initiatives required to be the largest, most profitable and innovative toy company in the world, driving sustainable growth and innovation across the business to leverage the Company’s scale and global structure.
Prior to being named Mattel’s sixth Chief Executive Officer in early 2012, Stockton was Mattel’s Chief Operating Officer. He had responsibility for all of the Company’s sales and operations, which included Mattel Brands, Fisher-Price, American Girl and Mattel International, as well as the Worldwide Operations and Corporate Responsibility divisions. He was President of $3.0 billion Mattel International before 2011, having led and grown Mattel’s international operations over the previous seven years.
Stockton joined Mattel in November 2000 as Executive Vice President of Business Planning and Development. In that role he was responsible for identifying and developing strategic opportunities for the Company, as well as managing all merger and acquisition activity. Stockton assumed responsibility for the Company’s international operations in 2003 as Executive Vice President of International, driving record financial and operational performance across Mattel’s businesses outside the U.S., including sales and marketing for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price. He was promoted to President of International in 2007. Under his leadership, International generated consistent growth in gross sales and profitability annually, and increased International’s total contribution to Mattel’s annual total sales from 36 percent to current levels of almost 50 percent.
Prior to joining Mattel, Stockton served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Basic Vegetable Products, LP (BVP), a privately-held company. BVP was the largest manufacturer of vegetable ingredients in the world. In that role, he repositioned BVP into a global business by accelerating volume growth and lowering manufacturing and distribution costs, and led the successful sale to ConAgra Foods. Before joining BVP, Stockton held a variety of positions during his 22-year tenure with Kraft Foods, Inc., the largest U.S.-based packaged food company in the world. He last served as President of North American Foodservice.
Stockton earned both a BS degree with honors and an MBA degree from the Kelley School of Business. He served on the Board of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. from 2006 to August 2012; held a variety of senior leadership roles on the Toy Industry Association, including two years as Chairman; was a member of the Board of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA from 2001 to April 2010; served as Chairman of World Trade Week Southern California; and currently serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Otis College of Art & Design; UCLA Anderson School Board of Visitors; and the Board of Directors of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles.
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Mattel (www.mattel.com) is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products with more than $7 billion in sales. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced; Hot Wheels®; Monster High®; American Girl®; Thomas & Friends®; Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®; as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the sixth year in a row. Mattel also is ranked among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs approximately 30,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are Creating the Future of Play.