September 9, 2011 – Robert Chapek Named President of Disney Consumer Products
“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead our newly expanded team and to grow our brands, franchises, and movie properties in the fast-changing retail and licensing marketplace.”
On September 9, 2011, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger announced the promotion of Robert Chapek to President of Disney Consumer Products. The naming of Chapek came at the time of the formation of the consolidated consumer products organization, combining the retail lines within the Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, and the related consumer and interactive product lines. Chapek was promoted from being the President of Distribution, a role which was then assumed by Alan Bergman, the President of the Walt Disney Studios.