A successor for Günther Sommer has been found. Klaus Schneider, 39, is the new country and brand director of H.I.S. link:(his-jeans.de), a jeanswear division of the VF Corp based here.

Schneider will be responsible for H.I.S. sales, marketing and product in Europe. He reports to Dieter Jacobfeuerborn, the regional managing director of VF Jeans portfolio.

An employee of the VF Corp since 2003, Schneider started there as the sales and marketing director for Lee. He also boasts prior experience in international business. "Together with an excellent team in Garching, Schneider will push the label on a continuing basis and promote the internationalization of H.I.S," Jacobfeuerborn said.