06 Mar. 2009

APPOINTMENTS: LEVI’S, EMU, PUMA

Levi Strauss German Group (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) has a new Country Manager for Switzerland. Arne Fensky will overtake responsibility for turnover and human resources for Levi’s and Dockers starting in March. Torsten Widarzik, former Country Manager Switzerland has been the new CEO of the German Group since Jan. 2009.

EMU Australia has announced Andy Knowles as the new CEO for Europe.

Klaus Bauer will be appointed Member of the Board of Management, effective Aug. 1, 2009, and assume the newly created position of COO at Puma.

Dieter Bock, CFO, has resigned from the Board of Management at Puma due to personal reasons.

Patricia Babka has been named Vice President of Sales for Gramicci, the California-based manufacturer outdoor lifestyle apparel. She was previously General Manager for the Americas at Skins USA.

Harvey Kanter is the new President and CEO of Michigan-based outdoor retailer Moosejaw Mountaineering. He replaces the company’s founder and former CEO, Robert Wolfe, who now holds the titles Chief Creative and Chairman Emeritus.

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