Tecnica Group has reorganized the operations of its Swiss subsidiary in connection with the retirement at the end of this year of its country manager, Ueli Schaub, after 27 years of work for Nordica and eight years as general manager of Tecnica Group Schweiz. Starting on Jan. 1, the managers of each brand will report directly to the group's head office in Italy including Roland Membrez, who became responsible for sales and marketing of Nordica in Switzerland in October. Beni Däppen, a long-time collaborator of the group, will assume the newly created position of chief operating officer of Tecnica Group Schweiz while continuing as national sales and marketing director for Rollerblade. Schaub will help to ensure the transition to the new system.