Marco Lachner, currently head of brand and design at shoe brand Kangaroos/Bernd Hummel GmbH, will leave his position and to start with another German footwear player, Birkenstock, effective January 1, 2015.

A corporate statement said that Lachner and Kangaroos will finalize all common projects together until the end of the year and that a successor remains to be found.

Lachner joined Kangaroos in August 2010 as head of line & brand building. At the beginning of this year, he was promoted head of brand & design. He previously collected experience in various fields of the denim and streetwear business including positions at Titus, Levi’s and Vaude.