Alpina Sports, the German supplier of sports glasses and helmets, has appointed Julia Bauer as its new marketing director, replacing Gunda Häussler, who has been on maternity leave since the end of August. Ludwig Bestler, a journalist for a German biking magazine for the last six years, is supporting Bauer, who comes with a long experience in the field of PR and TV productions in connection with big sports events. She has been working as marketing manager for Mountain Equipment since 2011.