After a stellar 43 year career at the drawing board, Hasbro legend Mark Boudreaux is retiring. Though some of you might not be aware of all the contributions Mark made to toy design (the Millennium Falcon, mini-rigs to name a couple), his work is part of thousands, if not millions of children’s childhoods (and by that we mean kids of all ages).
Hasbro also announced some changes that will come in the wake of Boudreaux’s retirement:
Chris Reiff will be joining the Hasbro Star Wars design team as an Associate Principal Designer. With experience in the industry and extensive knowledge of the Star Wars galaxy, including working professionally on Star Wars for 25 years, Hasbro is thrilled to have someone of Chris’ caliber join the team.
Product Design Manager, Sam Smith will be moving off the Star Wars brand. After a successful tenure with Hasbro Star Wars, Sam will remain in the Hasbro family and lend his talents to a number of Hasbro action brands.
Vickie Stratford, Senior Director of Product Design, will continue her role as design lead on the brand.
Best wishes to Mark on a long and fruitful retirement, and eternal thanks for the memories.