Paradies Lagardère has appointed Mike Barnes as regional vice president, reporting to Jeff Flowers, senior vice president, operations and loss prevention. Barnes will identify and facilitate initiatives that support Paradies Lagardère’s growth strategies and manage retail operations on the East Coast.

Prior to joining Paradies Lagardère, Barnes worked for Gap Inc., where he held vice president and general manager positions leading store operations, marketing initiatives, product and inventory management, and e-commerce objectives for Canada, Mexico and China.

“As Paradies Lagardère continues to successfully grow its travel retail business in airports throughout North America, we look to industry veterans such as Mike to help with these efforts,” says Flowers. “Mike has extensive expertise in the retail industry, and we look forward to his contributions.”