Jochen Gärtner has taken over the position of sales director Europe for Fila, a brand for which the Deichmann group holds the European license indirectly. With immediate effect, he will be responsible for sales and marketing for all collections – with the exception of the tennis category. Gärtner was hired in 2010 by Lee and Wrangler, the denim brands of VF Corporation, and continued to work for them after the recent separation of the group’s denim segment, which has changed its name to Kontoor Brands. Other former stations in his professional career were the Tom Tailor Group and the Holy Fashion Group.