NORTH HILLS, Calif., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Munchkin, Inc., designer and manufacturer of clever infant and toddler products, today announced that its president, Margaret Hardin, was inducted into the New Mexico State University College of Business Hall of Fame for her outstanding work leading one of the nation's top baby products companies. Hardin was one of only three recipients inducted in 2011, all of whom were honored at the college's Hall of Fame Banquet Sept. 23.
The New Mexico State University College of Business Hall of Fame recognizes exemplary alumni who distinguish themselves in their respected professions as well as demonstrate success in their community. Hardin was selected among graduates to become the 35th honoree to the hall of fame.
"Since joining Munchkin in 2000, Margaret has been instrumental in leading the company's overall success and intense growth. She has implemented operational, marketing and organizational processes that have enhanced our customer experience while also increasing sales," said Steven B. Dunn, chief executive officer of Munchkin, Inc. "Margaret is an excellent leader and inspiring colleague to work with every day, so it is no surprise that she has been distinguished with this significant honor based on her many achievements in building Munchkin, Inc. into a leading national brand trusted by today's parents."
Hardin's accomplishments at Munchkin, Inc. include international corporate acquisitions, successful licensing partnerships, equity transactions, global expansion, new product launches, and employee growth. She served as chief executive officer of Munchkin, Inc. for seven years and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 2007.
She received her Bachelor's Degree in economics and management systems with high honors from the New Mexico State University College of Business. Later, she earned her MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, became a Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) and member of the Young President's Organization (YPO), Los Angeles Chapter.
About Munchkin, Inc.
Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. is a private company that creates innovative baby and toddler products across a broad range of categories to excite, delight and make life easier for today's parents. As one of the top brands among parents with young children, Munchkin continuously introduces ground-breaking technologies in safety, care, feeding, and travel that redefine what baby products can achieve. Munchkin owns more than 100 patents, with many additional patents pending, and has won more than 80 industry awards, including the coveted Target® Corporation Partner Award of Excellence. Munchkin products can be found at retail outlets across North America and internationally. For more information, visit www.munchkin.com.
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