In February Ian Niblock was appointed general manager of Fagus, the German brand of lasts. Niblock replaces Kai Greten, managing partner of Fagus-GreCon Greten. Fagus has production sites in Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Thailand and Belarus. Niblock has been working for the company since 2017 – first as innovations manager and later as production manager. He was previously technical director for Beaconsfield Footwear in the U.K. and later held a similar position at Henan Prosper in China.