Thierry Brugeas, former international marketing manager of Rossignol, has joined Innovaski to help expand its sales network in France and the rest of Europe. The French company, which has signed deals with Hello Kitty and Vuarnet for lines of skis, ski boots and accessories under their brand names, has extended its sales network to a total of 175 stores in France, Belgium and Andorra, of which 105 rent skis as well. The company has signed a new contract for a line of junior skis carrying the name of a comics character, Gormiti.