Footwear and apparel manufacturer The Timberland Company has appointed John Crimmins as acting chief financial officer.

Crimmins has served as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer at the firm since 2002, and will now be responsible for a range of finance activities including accounting, financial planning & analysis, treasury, and audit, as well as legal and information technology.
Jeffrey Swartz, Timberland president and CEO said: "We are pleased to announce John's appointment as acting CFO. Over the last five years, he has excelled at all aspects of his job as controller and chief accounting officer. John is a natural leader with both the skills and the energy necessary to guide the organisation over the coming months."