Hestra, the the Swedish glove producer, has appointed Chris Weber as country manager for Central Europe, a new position in the family-owned company’s corporate structure. Based in the Munich area, Weber took on the position on Dec. 1. Weber previously served as a key account manager for Schöffel and Oakley. He also worked for Wilson as EMEA business manager for racket and team sports, and for Adidas in global retail marketing. Most recently, he spent four and a half years as head of sales at Lotto Sport Germany. At Hestra, Weber will develop the Central European markets, with a focus on Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries. According to the brand, this includes the development of new target groups and product categories as well as the regional visibility of the brand.