Robert Natter will continue as one of the top managers of Garant Schuh + Mode until at least March 2014. Natter has been running the international German-based buying group since 2004. After its takeover last year by Ariston-Nord-West-Ring, he has been responsible for membership services, international development, personnel, controlling and communication on Garant's executive board, whose other members are now Matthias Grevener and Frank Schuffelen. Natter's contract was going to expire next January.