Vice President of Global Product Patagonia
Lee Turlington is Vice President of Global Product at Patagonia. He provides strategic leadership for product design, advanced innovation, global merchandising, and materials development with a fully integrated approach. With over twenty-five years in the outdoor and sports industry, Lee¹s business tenure has been chiseled by companies large and small, by those that are market leaders as well as market challengers, giving him a broad vantage point keenly suited to address the global challenges that color today¹s evolving markets. Turlington has held leadership roles in, and helped shape the face and infrastructure of global brands such as The North Face, Fila, and Nike, Inc. Today Lee¹s role at Patagonia allows for a unique application of his diverse experience in guiding the global product teams to fulfill Patagonia¹s mission: Make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, from Lenoir-Rhyne University. He is based in the USA in California, and is an American citizen, originally from North Carolina.