Cookie Jar Education Inc., a leading publisher of educational materials and teaching aids, has promoted Roger Posacki to coo, while Tom Purcell comes on board as svp, finance.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Cookie Jar Education is the educational arm of The Cookie Jar Group, owner of Carson-Dellosa Publishing and HighReach Learning.
Posacki will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Carson-Dellosaï¿½s core retail business, where he was president for the past year. He will also be responsible for the School Division, Unique Collating and Bindery and HighReach Learning. Prior to joining Carson-Dellosa in 2006, Posacki was gm for the Canadian Division of Binney and Smith, Inc., a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards that manufactures and markets art products for children and adults.
Posacki will continue to work out of the Greensboro office and will maintain the role of president of Carson-Dellosaï¿½s core retail business until the position is filled.
ï¿½Roger is a consummate executive whose contributions to the growth and success of Carson-Dellosa Publishing this past year are quite impressive," said Steve Carson, president of Cookie Jar Education, founder/ceo of Carson-Dellosa. "We look forward to even greater success throughout the other divisions of Cookie Jar Education under his skillful leadership.ï¿½
Purcell is responsible for all financial matters of the education group. Previously, he was with Educate Inc., a leading K-12 education company that includes Sylvan Learning Centers and Hooked on Phonics. Purcell will also be working out of the Greensboro office.
ï¿½Tom Purcell is a remarkable finance executive whose keen understanding of the K-12 education marketplace is certain to be a tremendous asset to our future growth,ï¿½ said Carson.
Cookie Jar Group develops, produces, distributes and markets quality products to children, their caregivers, parents and teachers. Headquartered in Montreal, The Cookie Jar Group (www.thecookiejarcompany.com) develops, produces, distributes and markets children's published content, animated and live-action programming and innovative educational and entertainment-driven products worldwide. Cookie Jar Ent., Cookie Jar Group's entertainment operation, is a leading, global, independent producer, marketing and brand manager of such renowned children's properties as SPIDER RIDERS, JOHNNY TEST, THE DOODLEBOPS, CAILLOU and ARTHUR. The group of companies consists of Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. and Cookie Jar Education Inc., as well as a 20% interest in TELETOON Canada Inc., Canada's only all animation broadcaster.
Cookie Jar Education, the educational arm of The Cookie Jar Group, includes Carson-Dellosa Publishing, HighReach Learning and Rainbow Bridge Publishing. One of the largest providers of supplemental education materials in the U.S., Carson-Dellosa reaches nearly two million teachers with a wide array of books, classroom decoratives, puzzles and games, toys, science kits, flash cards, manipulatives and more. HighReach Learning reaches daycare providers and Head Start centers with curriculum as a direct supplier of early childhood materials for children three months to seven years of age. Rainbow Bridge provides quality summer workbooks to parents through the trade education and mass markets.