Ulrike Köhler is taking over in November from Daniel Eppler as vice president and general manager for Nike in the German-speaking countries. After several other assignments at Asics and Saucony in Europe, Köhler has been with Nike in various functions since 1997, most recently as vice president and general manager for Northern Europe. Nike says that, after four very successful years in charge for the German-speaking countries, Eppler is moving to Nike's European head office in Hilversum, to become vice president and general manager for sales in Western Europe.