Josef Renner has become the new chief executive of Ferdinand Richter, the Austrian children's shoe producer. He has been involved in sales at Legero since 2001. Prior to that he worked at Leder & Schuh, starting as a buyer in 1986. Renner takes the place of two joint managing directors at Richter, Alf Natek and Daniel Knuchel, who worked for the brand for many years.