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Gil Losi, Jr. joins HobbyTown

Gil Losi Jr. is now part of the HobbyTown team and is the Product Development Manager. Gil is committed to the success of HobbyTown stores and we are fortunate to have his expertise to assist us in our strategic and tactical planning. Gil has a long history and vast experience in surface RC product development and is formerly the namesake of Team Losi Racing. Welcome aboard Gil!



Bob Wilke Named President of HMA

The Hobby Manufacturers Association board members elected Bob Wilke as the new HMA president. His new role took effect immediately. He replaced Richard Janyszek of Bachmann Industries.

Wilke is also the president of HobbyTown. A HobbyTown press release stated: “Bob believes that this is an opportunity to serve as a voice for the brick-and-mortar retailers and bring attention to the need of the industry to address several issues that impact retailer profitability. The focal point of his agenda will be the platform of the HobbyTown #retailersfirst campaign. This campaign advocates that profits in the entire industry supply chain will follow. The gateway and instrument for hobby consumer growth is through an expanding brick & mortar retail footprint.”

Follow Wilke (@Hobby_On) and (@hobbytown) on Twitter to get involved with the #retailersfirst campaign.

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Congratulations, Tim: CFE Graduate

Congratulations to HobbyTown Senior VP Tim Van Ert for receiving the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation by the International Franchise Association this past week at the 2016 IFA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Tim earned CFE credits by completing coursework and attending sessions on a variety of franchising and management related subject matter. HobbyTown is now proudly affiliated with other top franchisors in the industry that have a CFE team member, and we are looking forward to using our additional connections with other franchises to better the HobbyTown franchise model and evolve with the industry.

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