Patrick Baboin, a 16-year veteran of Timberland, has retired as part of a reorganization of the management. Aged 62, he plans to continue to be involved in the sporting goods and outdoor sector as a consultant. As general manager of Timberland's French subsidiary, he relocated its office from the South of France to Paris. Between 2000 and 2008, he acted as vice president of the company in charge of global licensing. In 2008 he moved to Singapore to run Timberland's Asian operations until the appointment of Stewart Whitney as managing director for the region. Back in Europe, Baboin ran several strategic projects in the last three years, including the development of a women's apparel line. He was most recently in charge of relations with online retailers.