Maier Sports, the German sports apparel firm acquired by the Findos Investor equity firm last Aug. 1, is taking over a specialty brand of running wear, Rono Innovations. Rono will reportedly continue to operate independently within the new enlarged group, which also markets Maier Sports snow apparel and outerwear as well as Gonso cycling apparel. Simone Mayer and Kai Marquardt, who have been the managing partners of Rono, will join the extended executive board of Maier Sports, which includes Tanja Kohler (finance), Lothar Baisch (sales) and the recently appointed ma­naging director, Sascha Kautschitsch.