The Timberland Company has appointed two senior executives, naming John Crimmins as CFO and Carden Welsh as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Crimmins has served as acting CFO since 29 March 2007 and prior to that served as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer since joining the company in 2002.

"We conducted an extensive search of internal and external candidates for both positions, and were pleased to find that the most qualified candidates were already part of the Timberland family," said Jeffrey Swartz, Timberland's president and CEO.

Welsh served as Timberland's senior vice president of international from 1998 until 2003 and as treasurer from 1991 until 1998. In his new role he will oversee Timberland's corporate administration.