Toys R Us Inc., the Wayne-based toy retailer, announced Wednesday that Mark Johnson has been named executive vice president, U.S. marketplace operations, effective immediately.
Johnson will report direction to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon.
Johnson has been serving as Toys R Us’ interim EVP, store operations since May. He joined the company in October 2014 as regional director for stores before being promoted to vice president of operations, strategy and execution in 2015.
In this new role, Johnson will be responsible for creating a positive shopping experience for customers across the company’s Toys R Us and Babies R Us brick and mortar locations throughout the U.S. He will also be a member of the company’s global leadership team.
"As we work to grow and build our brands across the globe, the customer experience is at the core of everything we do," Brandon said. "Over the last several years, Mark has been a key player in the evolution of our brick and mortar store operations and in this important leadership position, he will have even greater opportunity to help our store teams become trusted friends and advocates for kids and their families."
Prior to Toys R Us, he was regional manager for Walmart Stores U.S. Before that, he was partner at McKinney Rogers Global Business Execution Consultancy.