Nik Baker, sales manager of Sole Technology Europe, will soon take over as general manager of the Dutch-based operation, responsible for the brands Etnies, Emerica, Thirtytwo and Altamont Apparel. He is taking the place of Greg Cleghorn, who is returning to South Africa to develop his distribution business through Intende Action Wear, which markets these brands locally, and to explore retail opportunities in the action and outdoor sports segments. He will also get involved in charitable projects like the Eyethu Skatepark.