Timberland continues to hire new people in a bid to regain some momentum. As of Feb. 1, Chris McGrath is Timberland's new vice president of global footwear design, for men's, women's and children's footwear. He reports directly to Jim Pisani, the company's global brand president, and will be relocating from the U.K. to work at Timberland's global headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire. In addition to liaising with the merchandising and product development teams, McGrath will be working closely with Christopher Raeburn, Timberland's recently appointed creative director. McGrath has previously worked in design, innovation, development, merchandising and marketing for Musto, Puma, Clarks, Nike, Speedo and McLaren Formula 1. He was most recently head of design for Pentland Brands.