Andreas Kessler, who left a few days ago as chief executive of the Odlo Sports Group, has been hired by the Mammut Sports Group to act as its new chief sales officer, starting on Aug. 6. Born in 1965, Kessler worked for Unilever, Swatch and Rado before running Odlo. At Mammut, he will take the place of Michael Tobler, who has decided to set up his own company in the sailing sector. Meanwhile, Mammut has expanded its management board to include a “chief channel management officer” in charge of the different retail formats as well as category management. The post will be filled by Stefan Merkt, a former brand manager at Raichle who has been with Mammut for almost 10 years, running its footwear unit and handling category management.