Tiffany's president to retire in 2012

New York City -- Tiffany & Co. announced that James Quinn will retire in early 2012. Quinn joined Tiffany in 1986 and has served as president since 2003, responsible for the company’s sales outside the Americas.

Michael Kowalski, chairman and CEO, said, “Jim’s contributions to Tiffany over his long and illustrious career have been enormous. In particular, his leadership of the global expansion of the Tiffany & Co. brand has been transformative for the company. Over the past 25 years, few have contributed as much to Tiffany as Jim. A search has been commissioned for a senior executive to assume Jim’s responsibilities for the Asia-Pacific, Japan and Europe regions as well as Emerging Markets. This individual will report directly to me as an executive vice president.”