NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warren Friss, formerly Vice President and General Manager of Sports & Entertainment of The Topps Company, has joined Apple Industries, Inc. as President of the Company effective May 2.
Apple Industries founder and CEO, Allen Weisberg, commented, “We’re very pleased to be able to bring Warren on board to lead us going forward. Warren’s business and legal experience will be extremely helpful in executing the exciting growth initiatives that are in process and in developing new revenue streams for the Company. We expect Warren to join with our team in driving dramatic growth, just as he was able to do at Topps.”
Apple Industries is a leading provider of digital photo and print solutions for retail environments, selling in over 40 countries. Apple’s products, which can be found in Fortune 500 retail stores, the largest movie chain in the United States, amusement parks and restaurants, include the Face Place, Magazine Me, Photo2Go, APB Royale, APB Sapphire and Pix Place lines of digital photo and print kiosks.
Warren Friss commented, “I couldn’t be more excited about joining Apple Industries. They have a great team in place, an outstanding line of products and several excellent, new products in the pipeline."
In addition to managing the day-to-day business, Mr. Friss will focus on bringing new products to market and developing new business concepts to generate growth for Apple. In his previous position at Topps, Warren Friss was responsible for all activities within its Sports & Entertainment division and developed and successfully executed a five-year strategic plan to revitalize the sports card business after a 15-year decline.
About Warren Friss
Warren Friss received a Law Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Friss joined Topps in 1995 and served as General Counsel. Warren invented and successfully launched etopps, a patented Internet trading card platform now in its 11th year. Warren Friss headed Topps Sports & Entertainment division, with over 125 employees, from 2006-2011. Warren led that division to dramatic growth and, ultimately, to a sale of the Company to Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and a major private equity firm in 2007.