As was announced yesterday, Sperry Top-Sider has appointed Andreas Wagner as the brand's new Country Manager GAPS in middle December 2013. He will be responsible for Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland.

Wagner now controls the direction of the brand from the office and showroom in Munich. He will report directly to Noah Bernard, Brand Director EMEA Lifestyle Group, a division of Wolverine World Wide Inc.

“Next year we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the brand and the potential is huge. With cutting-edge colours, prints as well as trendy materials and the Gold Cup series, the classic line is completed. I´m looking forward to developing Sperry Top-Sider as a lifestyle and performance brand and to establish it in the markets on a long-term basis." announced Andreas Wagner.

The Sperry Top-Sider brand belongs since October 2012 to Wolverine Worldwide Inc.