Confirming a previous report, the Wortmann group says that Jan Brinkmann has been appointed president and chief executive of Tamaris USA, a new subsidiary for marketing and sales of Tamaris' shoes and accessories in North America. He has been actually in the post since April. Brinkmann has been living and working in the U.S. since 2002. Among other roles, he worked as area manager at Rieker for four years, handling the markets of the U.K., Ireland, U.S., Canada, Asia and Oceania. Wortmann already has subsidiaries at eight locations in Europe and eleven in Asia.