Stefan Herzog, who has been secretary general of the German sporting goods retailers’ federation (VDS) since 2018 and president since last spring of Fedas, the European umbrella organization of the specialist sports retail trade, has moved to the top of the German association. He was appointed as VDS’ new president at its annual meeting on Sept. 16 in Frankfurt. Herzog, who left as chief executive of SportScheck at the beginning of 2016, succeeds Werner Haizmann, a tennis retailer who has been a member of VDS’ board of directors since 1983 and its president for 25 years. Haizmann has been appointed as honorary president.