The staff changes in Puma’s management level continue: After yesterday’s announcement that CEO Franz Koch will step back from his postition, Puma announced today that also Reiner Seiz (49), Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSO), will leave the company after 23 years.
According to a coporate statement, Seiz leaves in amity to pursue new career opportunities. He will remain in charge of his duties until 31 January 2013. His successor will be announced at a later date.

Reiner Seiz has been with PUMA since 1989 and became a member of the Board of Management in 2008. Upon PUMA’s transformation into a European Corporation, Seiz was appointed Managing Director and has been responsible for leading the sourcing organization Puma World Cat as well as Puma’s worldwide Supply Chain Management as Chief Supply Chain Officer.

According to rumors and a report by Manager Magazine, Andy Koehler, currently Global Head of Sourcing at Puma’s rival Adidas, might become Puma’s new Chief Operating Officer. None of this extra information has been confirmed.