JOE Di PALMA
C.E.O / FOUNDER
Founded in 2016, By award winning, toy industry professional - Joe Di Palma, Kangaru designs, develops, manufactures and markets creative branded products for kids around the globe.
Di Palma is known for his innovative Product Development, Creativity, Marketing and Manufacturing capabilities. DiPalma has extensive background with creative direction, NPD, factory sourcing, private label design, licensing and brand marketing experience.
Having worked primarily in consumer product goods categories such as; licensing, hard lines, soft lines, novelty toys, plush, stationery, party, crafts, activities, candy and seasonal.
Joe Di Palma develops new innovative product for retail buyers while hitting target value statements and specific price points.
Di Palma and his team of design and marketing professionals continuously conduct deep dive market trend research, compiling competitive analysis, and providing insights while collaborating with their customer’s marketing and sales teams.
INNOVATION & CREATIVE TEAM
The Kangaru creative team designs, develops, and produces unique and innovative branded products, as well as private label and licensed brands that sell to retail customers and their direct sourcing offices around the globe.
CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER
Lion Leo heads up the China office and sourcing team based in Ningbo.
Leo and his team provides; vendor management, product and component costing, testing, QA, factory inspection, and logistic services to its customers.
Leo’s team provides design and development services for Kangaru’s OEM customers around the globe.
Obtaining the right partner to produce your products at the right price and quality is essential to brand success in today’s competitive global retail market.
SOURCING & PRODUCT TEAM
The Ningbo Kangaru office is a dedicated sourcing team centrally located in China. We have solid relationships with trusted factories and manufacturers of stationery, activities, crafts, party, plush, paper, and toy products.
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Stephen Holl, works closely with our International Distributers and Retail partners in over 45 countries around the globe, coordinating and collaborating every step of the way with each buyer.
Mr. Holl constantly conducts market research, prepares trend forecasts, and researches innovative technologies to deliver successful products and programs.
Steve assembles these marketing insights and recommends strategies based on opportunities we identify in the market place.
We study the global retail market landscape and bring these insights and snap shots to our customers so they can see what we are seeing as wins and opportunities.
From custom category solutions and programs, Kangaru combines US marketing, innovation and design with our China supply chain relationships and factory direct costs to provide the best OEM, Private Label and our own Branded product possible.
INTERNATIONAL SALES TEAM
The Kangaru sales team is an international network of seasoned sales and marketing professionals with expertise in various retail channels such as, crafts, specialty, grocery, drug, mass, and club accounts. Buyers can visit our showrooms in Hong Kong, Ningbo, and Pennsylvania.