The Timberland Company today announced the appointment of Michael J. Harrison to Senior Vice President, General Manager of International. In this role, Mr. Harrison is responsible for leading Timberland's European, Asian, Canadian and Latin American businesses. Mr. Harrison will report directly to Kenneth Pucker, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and will officially begin on November 3, 2003.
''We are pleased to welcome such a seasoned professional to Timberland,'' said Mr. Pucker. ''Mike is well-versed in the theory and practice of global brand building, and will be a great asset to Timberland as we look to continue to expand our international presence.''
Prior to joining Timberland, Mr. Harrison was a consultant at Telos Partners Ltd., a business consultancy specializing in sustainable strategic and organizational development. Previously, he worked for sixteen years at Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing, operations and general management roles in Europe, Asia and the U.S., including President of Max Factor KK (Japan) and Vice President of Western Europe Cosmetics & Skin Care products. Mr. Harrison is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.