29 Oct Timberland President Frisk to Head Aldo Group
Timberland President Patrik Frisk is leaving VF Corp. to take a position as CEO of the Canadian fashion footwear retailer Aldo Group, according to wire reports.
Frisk will start in the job Nov. 1 after moving to Aldo Group’s headquarters in Montreal, according to an e-mail he sent to Bloomberg news confirming the news, which first appeared in The Wall Street Journal.
Frisk, 51, has served as president of Timberland since September, 2011, when VFC promoted him to the position following its $2.3 billion acquisition of The Timberland Company, which also owned the Smart Wool brand. Frisk has served as coalition president, Outdoor Americas since April.
Frisk will replaced Réjean Dionne, who is retiring after a 27-year career with the company, including his last three as CEO.
Based in Montreal, The Aldo Group operates more than 1,750 stores around the globe, including the United States, where it operates under the Aldo and Call it Spring banners.