Torsten Widarzik has left his position as General Manager of Levi Strauss' German Group (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), according to rumors and a recent report by TextilWirtschaft,
Widarzik has been controling the operations of the German Group out of the Levi’s Germany headquarters in Frankfurt am Main since January 2009.

The unproven reports further say that Widarzik's position will not be filled anew as the German team is said to prospectively report to Levi’s European headquarters in Brussels directly. This decision would entail further staff changes, also on the management level. Michael Strehler, Levi's Senior Vice President Commercial Operations Europe, is assumed to be displaced from Brussels to the brand's head office in San Francisco.

Levi’s did not confirm any of this information. "We do not want to comment on the organziational changes in our company at this point of time", said a spokesperson.