Vaude’s Division Manager, Uwe Gottschalk took charge as Head of Product at the company. He is now responsible for all Vaude product segments.
Gottschalk previously held senior positions in the Product Division at Mammut Sports Group and Sigma Sport.
At Vaude, Gottschalk is responsible for the strategic orientation of the entire Product Division in the three company divisions (Mountain Sports, Bike Sports, Packs ‘n Bags).
With approximately 70 employees, the Product Division includes the departments Apparel, Backpacks, Hardware, Shoes, Design and Implementation as well as the Product Management Team, Technology Team and Innovation Team.
Gottschalk reports directly to senior management.
“With its clear positioning, Vaude has been successful in creating sustainable, innovative products that stand out. That’s really exciting. I’m looking forward to following this path forward and continuing to develop the sustainable product philosophy successfully”, said Uwe Gottschalk.
“We are very pleased to be working with Uwe. His experience and expertise combined with his passion for the products and for mountain sports make him an excellent fit for this position,” said Antje von Dewitz, Vaude CEO.
Uwe Gottschalk succeeds Peter Sontheimer, who left the company at his own request for family reasons.