E.F. Sportswear GmbH has appointed a new sales manager for Gaastra Footwear in Germany and Austria. Robert Dostert will replace Karsten Reese in the Hamburg team starting 1 December 2013.

Dostert has most recently worked as country sales manager for Collective Brands Performance & Lifestyle Group for the brands Keds, Pro-Keds and Sperry-Topsider in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland.  Before that he worked in several executive positions as marketing organizer for K-Swiss at home and abroad.

"Through his long career and good contacts in the industry Robert Dostert brings valuable experience and the best conditions for the position," says Frank Maass, managing director of Gaastra Germany. "We look forward to working together and to the joint development of the collections."