Högl Shoe Fashion, the Austrian shoe brand that is part of the Lorenz Shoe Group, has appointed Walter Breuer to the position of global sales director. As a new member of the company’s executive board, Breuer will support Gerhard Bachmaier and Patrick Lorenz, managing partners at Högl, from July 1. Bachmaier will remain in charge of marketing the brand’s shoe collection, retail and e-commerce, while Lorenz will continue to take care of finances, controlling and human resources. Breuer is returning to the group after serving for eight years as chief executive of the Think! shoe brand, owned by another Austria group, Legero United. Before joining Think!, Breuer held several leading positions with the Högl and Hassia shoe brands for 17 years. Along with the two brands, Lorenz Shoe Group owns Ganter. It has subsidiaries in Russia and China.