O’Neill has appointed Andreas Rauter as country manager for the German speaking markets, effective January 2016. He will head O’Neill’s sales activities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and account for the implementation of the brand’s distribution strategies in order to position it as an authentic, progressive and unique player in the fields of performance and lifestyle.

Rauter succeeds Mirco Geise, who joined Vans as country sales director for the German speaking countries in November 2015.
Prior to joining O’Neill, Rauter worked for Burton Europe for 13 years (with interruptions), holding the role of sales director Europe for the last three years.