Service Providers

TIA partners with a number of highly respected companies to offer members substantial savings on products and services, helping to connect you with trusted providers and improve your company’s bottom line.

Note: TIA does not recommend one organization over another, nor is TIA responsible for the work performed by these organizations.


The following companies provide toy distribution services in Canada:

Ms. Stephanie Tock
Do-Gree Fashions
3205 Bedord Road
Montreal, QC H3S 1G3
Tel: (514) 381-8808

Ms. Julie Edwards
Eco Parade Inc.
10 Chestertown Square
Markham, ON L6C 2R7
Tel: (905) 910-1558

Mr. Bob Putnam
Everest Wholesale
65 Bittern Street
Ancaster, ON L9G 4V5
Tel: (905) 304-9155

Mr. Andre Morissette
iLot 307 Inc.
629, rue Bériault
Longueuil, Quebec J4G 1Z1
Tel: (450) 655-3456

Mr. Jason Arbeiter
Jouets JRC Toys
5589 Royalmount, #100
Montreal, QC H4P 1J3
Tel: (514) 342-6979

Mr. Dave Charbonneau
Kroeger Inc
485 Finchdene Square, Unit #5
Scarborough, ON M1X 1B7
Tel: (416) 752-4382

Ms. Virginia Merritt
408-441 MacLaren St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H3
Tel: (613) 829-4035

Mr. Daren Brandman
RP Toys Ltd.
5716 Coopers Ave, #1-5
Mississauga, ON L4Z 2E8
Tel: (905) 206-0083

Ms. Linda Stortz
Stortz & Associates
620 McMurray Rd.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2E7
Tel: (519) 747-4191

Mr. Richard Kobal
KSM Ltd. (Kobal Sales & Marketing)
2462 Sir Cordoc Lane
Mississauga, ON L5K 2J6
Tel: (905) 403-0710


Creditsafe Mark Edwards
Credit Safe
Trade Payment Data Manager
Tel: (855) 551-6903


As TIA Affinity Partners, the insurance brokers listed below have extensive experience in managing comprehensive insurance programs for manufacturers, distributors, importers and retailers of toys and children’s consumer products. Key areas of expertise include property coverage, product liability and product recall, intellectual property infringement, ocean cargo & property, employee benefits programs, and more.

HUB InternationalBenjamin Thrush
HUB International
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10018
Tel:  NYC Direct: (212) 338-2260
Tel: CT Direct: (203) 337-1868

York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc.Robert Witkin
York-Jersey Underwriters, Inc.
185 Newman Springs Road
Tinton Falls, NJ  07724-2649
Tel: (732) 842-2012 x331

Global Market Entry Strategy

Altios International is a leading global consultancy offering international business support. The firm specializes in assisting small and medium-sized businesses expand overseas with minimum cost and minimum risk, providing services such as market entry strategy and development, incubation services, payroll and office hosting, recruitment, subsidiary creation, administrative support, sourcing, M&A advising, and more.

Altios InternationalAlexis Martin
Altios International
358 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001 USA
Tel: 212-260-5924 


Affinity partner Blue Plate Media Services offer TIA members strategic, integrated media planning and best-rate placement to help companies reach kids, moms and families while maximizing their investment and driving their brands.

Blue Plate Media ServicesDavid Becker
Blue Plate Media Services, LLC
35 Maple Street 
Summit, NJ  07901 USA
Tel: 908-918-0202 ext. 14 


Members are eligible for best-rate payment solutions and credit card processing services, including low transaction rates and account fees, discounts on equipment, and other value-added payment solutions through TIA’s affinity partner, Elavon.

ElavonJonathan Thayer
7300 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN  37920
Tel: 866-548-6826 Ext 5711


TIA manufacturer members can increase the volume and profitability of their products with the help of affinity partner Enhanced Retail Solutions, which provides companies with analytical software systems and consulting services to help improve retail sales reporting, inventory management, product placement and margin risk assessment.

Enhanced Retail SolutionsDavid Matsil
Enhanced Retail Solutions
214 W. 39th Street
New York, NY  10018
Tel: 212-938-1991 x103


Through TIA’s affinity shipping partners, members can receive discounts on FedEx Express and Ground services, international and domestic air freight shipments, marine cargo insurance, and more.

PartnerShipKeith Korhely
29077 Clemens Road
Cleveland, OH  44145
Tel: 800-599-2902 x2254
The TIA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, is a comprehensive inbound and outbound shipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to all TIA members. As the TIA-endorsed shipping management provider, PartnerShip works with nationally known carriers to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment. Visit for more information and to enroll.

Services:  FedEx services, LTL freight, tradeshow, and specialized shipping solutions

Craig Akers
Toy Shippers Association (TOYSA)
2001 Ford Circle Drive, Suite B Toy Shippers Association (TOYSA)
Milford, Ohio 45150
Tel: 513-489-7730 x180
Services:  International and domestic air freight, ocean freight contracts, marine cargo insurance


Bernadette Boyle
Membership Manager
Toy Industry Association
1115 Broadway, Suite 400
New York, NY  10010
Phone: (646) 454-5585