Dirk Pues left Hamm Market Solutions, the German-based footwear licensee for the Gant and Scotch & Soda brands, on June 30 at his own request. As chief product officer, he was responsible for product development and the procurement of shoe collections for the company's licensing business. He will be replaced by Marc Vogel, who will be responsible for product development as well as the purchasing of all shoe collections for Hamm Market Solutions, its shoe licenses with Scotch & Soda and Gant included. Vogel will start working for Hamm Market Solutions on Aug. 1. Until then, he will continue as head of purchasing for the HR Group, one of the largest shoe wholesalers and retailers in Germany.