The Board has determined to nominate Michael J. Harrison
, Shelly R. Ibach and David T. Kollat to serve as directors, each for a term of three years expiring at the 2016 Annual Meeting, or until their successors are elected and qualified.
Mr. Harrison has served on our Board since 2011; Ms. Ibach has served on our Board since 2012; and Dr. Kollat has served on our Board since 1994.
The Board recommends a vote “ For” the election of each of Mr. Harrison
, Ms. Ibach and Dr. Kollat.
Michael J. Harrison (1)
Michael J. Harrison was appointed to our Board of Directors in December 2011.
Since November 2012, Mr. Harrison has served as an independent business and management consultant.
From 2003 through November of 2012, Mr. Harrison served in a variety of executive positions for Timberland, a leading brand of outdoor footwear, apparel and gear, including as the Chief Brand Officer from July 2009 through November 2012.
Mr. Harrison joined Timberland in 2003 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Timberland’s international business and his role was subsequently expanded in 2005 to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.
In 2006, Mr. Harrison became President of Timberland’s CasualGear division and in 2007, was appointed Co-President of the Timberland brand.
Prior to joining Timberland, Mr. Harrison was a consultant at Telos Partners Ltd.
Prior to his service with Telos, Mr. Harrison served in various marketing, operations and general management capacities with Procter & Gamble - in Europe, U.S., Australia and Asia, including as President of Max Factor KK (Japan) and Vice President of Western Europe Cosmetics & Skin Care products.
We believe Mr. Harrison is qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in marketing, retailing and general management with various branded consumer products companies, as well as due to his extensive international business experience.
Michael J. Harrison
Michael J. Harrison