The Tecnica Group says that its chief executive, Antonio Dus, is leaving in December 2020 “in order to be able to devote himself to other personal and professional projects.” The company’s chairman, Alberto Zanatta, will be acting as CEO on an interim basis with effect from Nov. 1.

Reaching Ebitda of almost €50 million on sales of €424 million in 2019, the group achieved the results set in its business plan one year ahead of time and strengthened its capital base with the entry of a major new shareholder, Italmobiliare.

The group pointed out that it has taken initiatives that will mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and that its two outdoor brands, Lowa and Tecnica, and its brand of inline skates, Rollerblade, have experienced unexpected growth lately. The group also has a strong presence in the alpine ski sector through Tecnica, Nordica and Blizzard. It owns Moonboot.

Zanatta thanked Dus for his deep commitment to the group, the excellent results achieved in the last years and “above all for the cultural and organizational change” that he has impressed on its management. Dus was made CEO of the Tecnica Group in September 2015, after spending three years as CEO of Vibram.

He started his career in 1995 working for Blundstone. He then served as CEO of Garmont International for eight years until 2005, when he joined the Oberalp Group to set up its new footwear division, which he then ran for eight years.