Effective March 1, the German-based operations of Outlast appointed Dirk Keunen European sales manager of the specialty manufacturer of phase change materials. The 53-year-old has 27 years of experience in the apparel business. From 2005 through 2011, the Belgian served as vice president for sales in Europe and Asia of Nano-Tex. Before that, he worked for Burlington as European sales manager for professional garments as well as for Ten Cate, a Dutch maker of personal protective equipment.