EL SEGUNDO — Mattel Inc. said Friday that its chairman, Robert Eckert, plans to retire at the end of the year, ending a 12-year career with the toy maker.
CEO Bryan Stockton, who had replaced Eckert as CEO in January 2012, will add the chairman title effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Eckert, 58, said he will also leave as a director effective Dec 31. He joined Mattel as chairman and CEO in May 2000 from Kraft Foods. Inc.