Rainer Worbs has decided to quit Ludwig Görtz, where he has been acting as general manager in charge of product management since March 2003. He has been with the big German shoe retail group, based in Hamburg and named after its founder, after working for it on and off over a period of about 25 years, except for a brief stint at Reno until January 2001. The reasons for Worbs' departure and his future plans could not be determined at the time of going to press. The other members of Görtz' management board will take over responsibility for product management until the nomination of Worbs' successor.