Guido Schwarz has been appointed as sales manager for Germany at Katadyn, the Swiss group specializing in water filtering systems and related products for the outdoor market, from the start of September. Schwarz is to supervise sales of Katadyn, Optimus, Trek'n'Eat in Germany, and distribution of Klean Kanteen in the German-speaking countries. He was previously working on the development of online sales for Adventure Company, an outdoor company in Freiburg. At the same time, the Swiss company announced that Ronald Schindele is joining its head office as product manager for Optimus, a Swedish brand of outdoor stoves. Until about ten years ago Schindele was head of product development for Sigg Switzerland, and in the interval he has been working in other industries.