By Sept. 1, Jürgen Schütte will assume the position of general manager of Cannondale for Germany and Austria. He will report to the European headquarters led by Jeff McGuane in Switzerland. Schütte worked for a long time at K2 Europe before moving on to Mammut Sports Group where he has been in charge of business development.

A new European sales and marketing manager for CamelBak, Marco Busa, has joined the company at its headquarters in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Taking over this function from Julien Gardiola and Fabrice Faurie, he is in charge of all the European countries where CamelBak is represented with the exception of France, Germany, and the UK, for which its European sales director, Massimo Fregonese, continues to be responsible. Fregonese joined the company at the end of 2006 to replace the man who set up the whole European organization, Vincent Lamoureux.