John Zopfi, former sales director for Sole Technology in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has left the board sports company to set up his own company. Zopfi was previously with Patagonia, for which he built up sales in northern Europe. His track record at Patagonia was apparently one of the motives behind his appointment at Sole Technology, but he had little scope and time to act on sustainability issues at the board sports group. The Dutchman wants to do more of that with his consultancy, Zopfi: Based in the Netherlands, it will work mostly with outdoor companies that have a strong interest in sustainability, and want to improve their sales in some European markets. It remains unclear who will replace Zopfi at Sole Technology.