Constanze van de Sand has been appointed by Ecco as marketing director for Central Europe, taking the place of Matthias Schwarte who left the group at the end of August. She comes from Cartier, where she spent the last four years as marketing director for fragrances and sunglasses in Northern Europe. Separately, Ecco has confirmed that Rudy Haslbeck will leave the company at the end of this year. After working for Birkenstock for three years as head of product and design, he had joined Ecco in May 2016 as product manager for its casual footwear segment.