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BeginAgain Announces New President; Award-Winning Colorado Toy Company BeginAgain Hires Michael Grant as President

BeginAgain Announces New President; Award-Winning Colorado Toy Company BeginAgain Hires Michael Grant as President
Fort Collins, CO, August 07, 2018 --( BeginAgain is pleased to announce Michael Grant, former President of phil&teds USA and Mountain Buggy has joined the team in the role of President.

As a juvenile product industry veteran, Grant will focus primarily on growing the sales and marketing divisions of the company. “As a well-respected leader in our industry, we’re excited in the potential Mike is bringing to the company,” said BeginAgain co-founder, David Bowen. “We are anxious to get Mike’s deep knowledge and passions focused on BeginAgain’s growth.”

As a seasoned executive with 24 years of sales management experience working within the baby and child industry, Grant has previously led global brands such as phil&teds, Mountain Buggy, Stokke, Publications International, and Combi International. He is known for his outstanding abilities in strategic planning, product development, as well as his innovative sales and marketing strategies. He brings a global view of the retail landscape having worked in North America, UK, Europe and New Zealand.

“I am honored to be joining BeginAgain at a very exciting time in the company’s history. For me BeginAgain represents innovation through design and use of sustainable eco friendly materials. We have an amazing team of people that are dedicated to growing BeginAgain and the businesses of our retail partners.”

BeginAgain, maker of award-winning wood and natural rubber toys, including best-selling puzzles, Animal Parade A to Z and Bathtub Ball, has sixty-five different products on the market and can be found in stores such as Amazon, Nordstrom, Target, Kohl’s, Meijer, Barnes and Noble, Tractor Supply and many independent neighborhood toy stores. Recently, BeginAgain teamed up with farm and ranch industry powerhouse John Deere™ to create a whole new line of tractors made from a sugar-cane and corn cob based bio-plastic that are being manufactured in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Since its conception in 2011, BeginAgain has been creating eco-friendly, battery-free toys for children with sustainable wood, bio-plastics and natural rubbers and with a focus on North American based manufacturing. With this new hire, the company plans to expand its reach for its products both throughout the US and Internationally.

About BeginAgain
BeginAgain was founded on the principles, ideas, and inventions of Benjamin Barlowe, an early 20th century inventor from Fort Collins, Colorado. Ben's fantastic tales and astute observations of his grandchildren, Zadie and Fuller, are the inspiration behind our products. His archive overflows with tinkered toys, playful mechanisms, and incredible stories filled with nostalgia, history, and lessons on how things used to be.

Created by toymakers David Bowen and Chris Clemmer, BeginAgain is focused on thoughtful product design and imaginative storytelling for today's kids. It is our goal to inspire children with stories of invention, adventure, and good old-fashioned fun. BeginAgain toys teach through play and nurture the development of the whole child.
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