Timberland has named industry veteran Chris McGrath as its new vice president of global footwear design, where he will lead the brand’s footwear design strategy across men’s, women’s and kids’ as well as accessories.
Safilo has named Victoria Hallberg as chief marketing officer of North America, a newly created position, as poor sunglasses sales in North American department stores continue to be a problem for the eyewear company.
Hearst Magazines has named Nicolas Neubeck as its first creative director for its branded content studio, HearstMade, where he will be tasked with integrating advertising into the media company's content.
The American brand has made some changes to its European teams, promoting Jonathan Petty to the role of managing director of Osprey Europe, while Tom Entwistle will become vice president of sales and product for EMEA.
German sports brand Puma has promoted Anne-Laure Descours to the newly created position of chief sourcing officer. She will be responsible for sustainability within the group and join the management board on 1 February.