(SGI) Frank A. Dassler, a member of the family that founded Puma and Adidas in 1948 and 1949, died of a long and severe illness in Hamburg on June 20, six days after his 64th birthday. His passing closes an important chapter in the history of the sporting goods industry, in which he performed very important roles.

Frank Dassler served as president of the European Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (Fesi) from 2010 to 2013, and as the European president of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) from 2014 to 2017. In November 2017, he was unanimously re-elected as president of Fesi, to be replaced by Neil Narriman two years later..

Read more about Frank Dassler, his numerous contributions to the sporting goods industry and the various stages of his career in SGI Europe.