Randolf Friedel, a 47-year-old executive who has been in charge of Gabor's retail activities, will help Jochen F. Obrecht to run Quick Schuh, the discount-oriented shoe retail franchise of Ariston-Nord-West-Ring, from next year on. The nomination follows Obrecht's recent appointment as general manager of Garant Deutschland. While Obrecht will focus on Quick's strategic options, Friedel will take care of operational matters.