Vaude has announced the appointment of Stefan Lörke as head of its apparel division. He succeeds Aaron Bittner, who has left the company after more than 10 years to take on new professional challenges. Lörke, 52, has several years of experience in the outdoor industry, with leading positions in product marketing and product management. Prior to Vaude, he worked at Adidas as director of its Outdoor Apparel international business unit, and served as head of product management at Schöffel. He has also worked at sports retailers such as Engelhorn and Sport Scheck.