15 Facts About Andy Mooney


Andrew "Andy" P Mooney was born on 1955 and is the CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and former chairman of Disney Consumer Products.

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Andy Mooney is credited with pioneering the $45 billion Disney Princess franchise.

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Andy Mooney is a native of Whitburn, UK, United Kingdom and is the son of a miner.

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Andy Mooney played the electric guitar in various bands during and after high school in hopes of becoming a professional musician.

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Andy Mooney was a semi-professional musician through his 20s until he moved to the United States from the UK.

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Immediately prior to joining DCP, Andy Mooney was chief marketing officer and head of Nike's $3 billion Global Apparel organization with additional responsibilities for worldwide marketing strategies for the Nike and Jordan brands.

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Andy Mooney led the reorganization of Nike's brand marketing activities and introduced new advertising strategies.

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In 2000, Andy Mooney, having recently been made chairman of Disney Consumer Products Worldwide, went to see a Disney on Ice show in Phoenix, Arizona, where he saw little girls dressed as princesses, wearing handmade gowns with mismatched jewelry.

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Andy Mooney packaged the Disney Princesses under a single brand, which sold items such as a yellow organza Belle costume, Sleeping Beauty pajamas and matching accessories.

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Wang declined the opportunity, which resulted in Andy Mooney pulling together a group of Disney creative people.

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Andy Mooney announced his resignation from Disney on September 6,2011, to pursue interests with other companies.

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In March 2012, Andy Mooney joined the Board of shopkick, the mobile shopping application, along with Kleiner Perkins and Reid Hoffman.

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In January 2013, Quiksilver announced that Andy Mooney would be its new president and chief executive officer, replacing Bob McKnight.

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Andy Mooney was replaced as CEO by Pierre Agnes, who had worked at Quiksilver for 27 years and was promoted to president in November 2014.

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On June 2,2015, Andy Mooney was appointed CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, replacing Scott Gilbertson.

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