After Alexander Hass left his position as country manager Lee for Germany/ Austria/Switzerland (AGS) by the end of March, Jochen Gärtner has been promoted to take over Hass’ former duties as Sales Manager for the AGS region.

Gärtner previously held the position of key account manager Germany at Lee. In his new position, he now reports directly to Lee’s vice president EMEA.
After stops at Tom Tailor and Joop! Jeans, the 31-year-old joined the VF Corporation in 2010 as Key Account Manager Germany for Wrangler, before taking over the same position for the Lee brand in 2013.
VF recently transferred the German headquarters of its Lee and Wrangler brands from Dreieich (close to Frankfurt/Main) to the city of Düsseldorf.

Alexander Hass started as head of sales for the German-speaking countries at denim brand Timezone on April 1, 2015.