Filling a position that has been opened since Matt Brown left at the end of 2011, Jeff Pinsker has been named president of Klutz and a v-p, Scholastic. Pinsker will lead the creative, sales, and marketing direction of Klutz and will assume responsibilities December 3, and will report to Ellie Berger.

Most recently, Pinsker was the CEO of INFINITOY, an educational toy company. He has authored 13 books and has also served as president and CEO of JP Kids. "Jeff's diverse background in children's game development, toys, and publishing makes him perfectly suited to build on Klutz's rich history of tactile innovation and fun, and to explore both print and digital opportunities for the brand as Klutz moves forward," said Berger.