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May 18, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc.'s new leader, Robert A. Eckert, received a warm reception from investors and analysts Wednesday based on little more than reporting to work. Shares of the nation's largest and most troubled toy maker surged 13%, or $1.50, to $12.75 in New York Stock Exchange trading Wednesday as Mattel officially announced the selection of Eckert, president and chief executive of giant Kraft Foods Co., to replace Jill Barad as chief executive of El Segundo-based Mattel.
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March 31, 2009 | Associated Press
Robert A. Eckert, the chairman and chief executive of Mattel Inc., received compensation in 2008 valued at $8.6 million, down about 29% from the previous year, according to an analysis of a regulatory filing Monday. Eckert, 54, received a base salary of $1.25 million, equal to his 2007 pay, the El Segundo-based company reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He did not receive a cash or performance-based bonus. In 2007, he received a bonus of $7.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Robert A. Eckert, chairman and chief executive of El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc., received a compensation package last year valued by the company at $7.3 million.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Robert A. Eckert, chairman and chief executive of El Segundo toy maker Mattel Inc., received a compensation package last year valued by the company at $7.3 million.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Mattel Inc.'s chairman and chief executive, Robert A. Eckert, received $3.6 million in compensation for 2004, excluding stock options, compared with about $12.85 million in 2003. The 2004 figure includes a salary of $1.25 million, a bonus of $984,344 and $1.23 million to cover taxes on a loan forgiven by the company in 2004, according to a regulatory filing.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Eckert, chief executive of Mattel Inc., is not a flashy dresser. He drives himself to work, flies commercial airlines and eats lunch in the company cafeteria, chatting with other employees as he fills his tray. Eckert has brought that same Midwestern earnestness to his efforts to level the listing Mattel ship.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc. is expected to announce today that Robert A. Eckert, president and chief executive of Kraft Foods Inc., is the new chairman and chief executive of the troubled toy manufacturer. Eckert, 45, spent 22 years at Kraft, where he is known for marketing innovations and an ability to turn around poorly performing brands--skills that will be critical at Mattel.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2009 | Associated Press
Robert A. Eckert, the chairman and chief executive of Mattel Inc., received compensation in 2008 valued at $8.6 million, down about 29% from the previous year, according to an analysis of a regulatory filing Monday. Eckert, 54, received a base salary of $1.25 million, equal to his 2007 pay, the El Segundo-based company reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He did not receive a cash or performance-based bonus. In 2007, he received a bonus of $7.
NEWS
June 1, 2008
Executive pay: An article in the May 25 Business section about a decline in the average compensation paid to chief executives in 2007 said a regulatory filing by Mattel Inc. didn't address why the total amount the company paid its CEO, Robert A. Eckert, rose 89% last year. The filing in fact attributed the increase to long-term incentive compensation that the company pays every three years.
BUSINESS
September 20, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products said Wednesday that Congress should increase its budget and power after huge recalls of lead-contaminated toys. Testimony from Consumer Product Safety Commission officials came as Mattel Inc., maker of 1.5 million of the 13.2 million toys recalled in the last month, said its tests found lead in paint in recalled toys nearly 200 times higher than the maximum acceptable level -- 110,000 parts per million versus 600.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Mattel Inc.'s chairman and chief executive, Robert A. Eckert, received $3.6 million in compensation for 2004, excluding stock options, compared with about $12.85 million in 2003. The 2004 figure includes a salary of $1.25 million, a bonus of $984,344 and $1.23 million to cover taxes on a loan forgiven by the company in 2004, according to a regulatory filing.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2001 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Eckert, chief executive of Mattel Inc., is not a flashy dresser. He drives himself to work, flies commercial airlines and eats lunch in the company cafeteria, chatting with other employees as he fills his tray. Eckert has brought that same Midwestern earnestness to his efforts to level the listing Mattel ship.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc.'s new leader, Robert A. Eckert, received a warm reception from investors and analysts Wednesday based on little more than reporting to work. Shares of the nation's largest and most troubled toy maker surged 13%, or $1.50, to $12.75 in New York Stock Exchange trading Wednesday as Mattel officially announced the selection of Eckert, president and chief executive of giant Kraft Foods Co., to replace Jill Barad as chief executive of El Segundo-based Mattel.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2000 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc. is expected to announce today that Robert A. Eckert, president and chief executive of Kraft Foods Inc., is the new chairman and chief executive of the troubled toy manufacturer. Eckert, 45, spent 22 years at Kraft, where he is known for marketing innovations and an ability to turn around poorly performing brands--skills that will be critical at Mattel.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2010 | Reuters
Mattel Inc. was accused by rival MGA Entertainment Inc. of spying on rival toy companies for at least 15 years and defrauding it out of secret details on more than 50 products, in an escalation of the battle over the popular Bratz dolls. In a filing in Los Angeles federal court late Monday, MGA said Mattel workers, with the approval of executives, infiltrated rivals' private showrooms to steal product ideas, price lists and advertising strategies. MGA said the maker of Barbie and Ken dolls went so far as to print up fake business cards at Kinko's to help it gain entry and obtain a "holy grail" of information about rivals.
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