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Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« on: October 09, 2002, 05:04:01 PM »
PETERMAINCO RETURNS... but not to Nintendo.  See where our favorite ex-Nintendo VP decided to work for inside.

Former Nintendo executive joins board of Mega Bloks


Peter T. Main appointed independent director of the Company


MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Mega Bloks Inc., a leading construction toy maker, welcomed veteran video game executive Peter T. Main to its board of directors, where he will sit as an independent director. From 1987 until his retirement earlier this year, Mr. Main was Executive Vice-President of Nintendo of America, Inc. in Redmond, Washington.


"We are very excited about adding Peter to our Board. Peter's impressive record in contributing to the development and success of Nintendo and his experience in the fast-growing youth marketing environment will be of great benefit to the Board. We look forward to having his counsel and support as we continue to leverage our competitive strengths and develop the Mega Bloks brand," said Mr. Marc Bertrand, President and CEO of Mega Bloks Inc.


Among the primary achievements credited to Peter Main and his team at Nintendo are the significant sales growth of the firm's software titles and hardware platforms in his fifteen years at the firm. Prior to joining Nintendo, Main, a native of Canada, held senior positions in the food, beverage and hospitality industries after starting his marketing career with Colgate Palmolive in 1964.


"I am happy to join such an energetic and capable team," Main commented. "I look forward to participating in guiding the Company to the realization of its growth strategy," he added.


Main replaces Guy Savard, Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. and Chairman of Merrill's Québec operations, who is stepping down in compliance with Merrill's internal policy regarding service on the boards of companies with which it has an investment banking relationship. "Guy was an invaluable member of our Board for over six years and he provided tremendous guidance to us on many important projects, including our successful Initial Public Offering in May of this year. We regret that Guy has to resign from the Board and wish him every success in the future," Bertrand stated.


About Mega Bloks Inc.


Mega Bloks creates fun, educational and high quality construction toys that inspire kids and parents to play and learn together. The MEGA BLOKS(R) system features basic and themed construction toys for boys and girls of all ages. Headquartered in Montreal, Mega Bloks is a global organization employing approximately 1,000 people with sales in over 100 countries.

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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 10:21:46 PM »
Peter Main? Never heard of him. I'm guessing this is before Reggie was hired.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2012, 10:23:50 PM »
Peter Main? Never heard of him. I'm guessing this is before Reggie was hired.

Did you read past the headline? This is from the 1st paragraph: "From 1987 until his retirement earlier this year, Mr. Main was Executive Vice-President of Nintendo of America"

I recognize the name, though I hadn't seen it mentioned in years. Guess he worked behind the scenes
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 11:15:48 PM »
Kids these days!

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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 11:32:05 PM »
Thread necromancy ahoy.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2012, 11:36:34 PM »
Peter Main? Never heard of him. I'm guessing this is before Reggie was hired.

Did you read past the headline? This is from the 1st paragraph: "From 1987 until his retirement earlier this year, Mr. Main was Executive Vice-President of Nintendo of America"

I recognize the name, though I hadn't seen it mentioned in years. Guess he worked behind the scenes


I actually found this thread through a Google search. I didn't realize this article is 10 years old.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 11:49:04 PM »
And that is my fault for my reply.  I didnt realize you replied to a 10 year old thread, so I assumed it was new (without checking the date). This has to be the biggest thread bump
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 03:12:12 PM »
10 year thread bump.  Didn't even know it was possible.

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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 03:16:53 PM »
Holy crap.

There just went my trophy for thread bumping.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 04:56:02 PM »
I thought he was actually coming out of retirement...

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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2012, 06:10:21 PM »
I actually found this thread through a Google search. I didn't realize this article is 10 years old.
How about the big red warning that appeared when you tried to post?
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2012, 06:51:07 PM »
I actually found this thread through a Google search. I didn't realize this article is 10 years old.
How about the big red warning that appeared when you tried to post?
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 02:41:19 AM »
Don't you guys delete articles that are past a certain time period? I guess if I looked hard enough (Google) I could find an article from the old Planet GameCube days?
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2012, 03:57:25 AM »
Don't you guys delete articles that are past a certain time period? I guess if I looked hard enough (Google) I could find an article from the old Planet GameCube days?

Like this one?
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2012, 10:02:30 AM »
Don't you guys delete articles that are past a certain time period? I guess if I looked hard enough (Google) I could find an article from the old Planet GameCube days?

Like this one?
Ha! //double-burn
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2012, 10:34:46 AM »
Did brood bump this thread? Give that guy another Platinum trophy, for crying out loud.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 01:21:43 PM »
Did brood bump this thread? Give that guy another Platinum trophy, for crying out loud.


Noooooo. It was me. I posted a comment on the article a few days ago.
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Re: Peter Main Comes Out of Retirement!
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 02:48:13 PM »
This just shows how we need the Wii U NOW.