In an effort to get closer to consumers, Ecco has decided to restructure its European sales organization, decentralizing the management of its wholesale operations. They will be led by a dedicated general manager in each of the three European regions. In the framework of this reorganization, Erik Heldoorn, sales director for Europe, has chosen to pursue a different role outside the Danish group, but he will stay on board until mid-2020 to perform a handover of his responsibilities. Ecco’s North region (Scandinavia) will be led by a new general manager, Patrick Iversen, who will also take care of the West region (Benelux, the U.K., Ireland and Southern Europe) on an interim basis. Michael Christensen will remain general manager for the Central region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The general managers will report to Lindsay Nicolai, Ecco’s regional director for Europe.