Achim Löffler, a 12-year veteran of W.L. Gore & Associates who has been running its sports and outdoor footwear business since May 2013, is now officially in charge of Gore-Tex' global shoe business, including casual and formal shoes. The 43-year-old took charge of the whole sector a few months ago, but Gore decided to make the announcement only after the appointment of his successor, Matthias Zaggl, who was previously in charge of Gore's own brand of clothing for running and bikewear. In his new position, Löffler takes the place occupied for the last eight years by Christian Langer, who will run Gore's fabrics division along with Mike McCollam.