Uwe Janzen, 52, has been assigned by Ecco to a new position as sales director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, starting on Jan. 1. He will be based at the Ecco EMEA office in Amsterdam. Reporting to Søren D. Stier, deputy managing director of Ecco EMEA, Janzen will take care of various sales and retail operations throughout the region. He will remain managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland until a successor is found.