Uvex Sports is strengthening its sales team by creating the new position of head of sales, with oversight for domestic and international sales, which has been assumed by Patrick Schmollinger as of Oct. 1. Schmollinger started his sales career at Speedo Germany after completing his studies. He then moved to Puma, where he led various sales teams, and was most recently responsible for the German market at Schöffel. Christophe Weissenberger, chief executive of the Uvex Sports Group, expects that Schmollinger, as a proven sales expert, will push particularly the internationalization of the Uvex brand. To this end, the German eywear and helmet specialist’s focus will be on expanding multi-channel and story-telling in the retail sector. As head of sales, Schmollinger reports directly to Weissenberger.