Sailing/lifestlye brand Gaastra has a new head: end of 2014, Oliver Frielingsdorf has been appointed Gaastra’s new CEO, as the Dutch company only recently announced. He succeeds Marc van der Vaal, who left the enterprise in 2014. 

Frielingsdorf holds more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry and has been working for the likes of Lee, Dockers, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica/VF, Triumph and, most recently, as general manager EMEA for the digital fashion order platform Pop-Market. 

The 44-year-old announced his plans to expand Gaastra into a “leading nautical lifestyle brand” over the next few years. Gaastra International Sportswear B.V is part of the McGregor Fashion Group since 1993.