Joachim Trender, who comes from the shopping mall business, replaced Emil Freund as a member of the executive board at Werdich on July 1. He will be working together with Friedrich and Peter Werdich, who have been members of the executive board since 2003. Emil Freund Freund will continue to work for the German shoe retailer on the advisory board. The company is expanding rapidly in Southern Germany, where the number of its stores is set to rise by five to 45 during the second half this year.