Michael Weyergans will be a member of Hassia's executive board from the beginning of next year. He will be responsible for product management and sales. Until February, Weyergans was working at the Gabor Footwear company, where he was most recently responsible for the planning and development of the Camel Active footwear collection. He has also been a member of Gabor's executive board since 2010. Hassia is owned by the Lorenz Shoe Group, which also owns the Ganter shoe brand. It recently received the prestigious Austrian Hermes prize for economic achievement in the “successful family” category.