German eywear and helmet specialist Uvex is strengthening its sales team with the new position of head of sales, which has been assumed by Patrick Schmollinger on Oct. 1. Schmollinger started his sales career at Speedo Germany after completing his studies. He then moved to Puma, where he led various sales teams, and was most recently responsible for the German market at Schöffel. Christophe Weissenberger, chief executive of the uvex sports group, expects that Schmollinger, as a proven sales expert, will push particularly the internationalization of the Uvex brand. To this end, the focus will be on expanding multichannel and storytelling in the retail sector. As head of sales, Schmollinger reports directly to Weissenberger.