STRATHAM, NH, November 2, 2010 – The Timberland Company today announced the appointment of Suja Chandrasekaran as Chief Information Officer. In this role, Suja will be responsible for the development and execution of Timberland’s global information systems and strategies. As one of her first priorities, Suja will be a member of the company’s Program Leadership team and will lend her business process, data management, analytics and technology expertise and counsel to Timberland’s effort to assess and transform its critical business systems and processes worldwide. Suja will also lead Timberland’s innovation in mobile technologies, unified communication and collaboration capabilities. She will set strategy and execute the vision of the next generation IT organization.
“I’m pleased to welcome Suja to our community and to our management team,” said Carrie Teffner, Timberland’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Her history of strong, strategic leadership in the information technology field, coupled with significant experience in infrastructure and support services, will be critical to Timberland’s continued growth and long range success.”
Prior to joining Timberland, Suja was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for North America for PepsiCo. Before PepsiCo, she spent 10 years at Nestle, where she held a variety of positions, including Director of Application Infrastructure, Director of Business Process Integration & Development and Executive Director of ERP Implementations.
Suja holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras in India and a Masters in Business Systems from Mondash University in Melbourne, Australia. She also has an active community service history with a number or organizations, including various diversity and inclusion organizations and Habitat for Humanity.
Timberland (NYSE: TBL) is a global leader in the design, engineering and marketing of premium-quality footwear, apparel and accessories for consumers who value the outdoors and their time in it. Timberland markets products under the Timberland®, Timberland PRO®, Mountain Athletics®, SmartWool®, Timberland Boot Company®, howies® and IPATH® brands, all of which offer quality workmanship and detailing and are built to withstand the elements of nature. The company’s products can be found in leading department and specialty stores as well as Timberland® retail stores throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, South Africa and the Middle East. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by the company’s commitment to “doing well and doing good" -- forging powerful partnerships among employees, consumers and service partners to transform the communities in which they live and work. To learn more about Timberland, please visit http://www.timberland.com/.