Sven Simonsen is taking over as sales manager of Palladium for the German-speaking countries from Robert Dosert, who is leaving the brand at his own wish. Simonsen, 50, worked previously for other brands such as Diesel, Oilily and Crocs. Palladium is still the property of K-Swiss Inc., where a new generation is taking over the helm of its main brand, K-Swiss. David Nichols, executive vice president of the company, has been named global president of the American athletic footwear brand, taking over the slot from his father, Steven Nichols. The elder Nichols will stay on as chairman of the board and chief executive of K-Swiss Inc. David Nichols has been with the company since 2005, working his way through various management positions such as president of K-Swiss Direct and president of European operations. In his new leading role he will oversee all aspects of the brand, including marketing initiatives.