Thorger Hübner recently stepped down from the top of Gore-Tex’ global footwear operations. The 65-year-old has retired after 27 years of leading W.L. Gore’s shoe business. Hübner has been replaced by Christian Langer, who has been with Gore for a decade and has served as Hübner’s partner at the top of the footwear business for the last two years. Hubner will remain as a consultant, though.

Norbert Ebster, who ran the European operations, has been promoted head of global distribution and expansion; his successor at the European business is Klaus Schirl, formerly in charge of the German-speaking countries (more in The Outdoor Industry Compass).