US skiing company Spyder appointed Eduard Kaiser (43) as new Marketing and Sales Director Europe. He succeeds Christophe Weissenberger, who went back to work for his former employer Schöffel, a German outdoor brand. Kaiser who started in his new position in September, is reporting to Cees de Witte, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and President of Spyder Europe.

Kaiser has a vast experience in the German sportswear and lifestyle business. He was Brand Director at Lee, CEO at North Sails Germany and Country Manager Germany at Firetrap. Before he joined Spyder, he worked for the Italian skiing brand Anzi Besson, and the avalanche airbag system, ABS. “It was important for us to find a person who is experienced enough to lead key players securely in the market,” says Cees de Witte.