Zimtstern, a young brand of boardsports clothing based in Zurich, is investing in its global sales force. Mike Wicki, so far international sales manager, will focus on overseas markets in North America and Japan as well as on Russia and the UK. Newly responsible for the Continental European markets (especially Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Benelux and the Czech Republic) is Tom Verner, who is coming from the car industry. New Zimtstern distributors in the Czech Republic and Russia are Destiny Destribution and Web Sport, respectively. Destiny also distributes Nidecker, while Web Sport distributes Weider.