Marc van Rooij moves up to be president of Shimano Europe Holding Group, replacing Sato Yuasa who has returned to work for Shimano in Japan. Erik Naberman will take over from van Rooij as the top manager of Shimano Benelux. Separately, Shimano has announced that it will act from Jan. 1 on as distributor of Pearl Izumi, the bike and running apparel brand that it bought earlier this year, in European countries where the Japanese company has an office. In the Benelux countries, France and Poland, Shimano will be the exclusive distributor for the brand. Its Nordic office, which covers Sweden and Finland, will also handle sales in Denmark.