Wolfgang Schnellbügel will step down as head of Sport 2000 International. He has served as its managing director since 2006 and is going to accept a new professional challenge in France. His successor as head of the purchasing group will be Harold Rubrech. The 48-year-old’s last position was member of the executive board at Intersport Germany were he was in charge of marketing and multi-channel retailing. Rubrech will take over at Sport 2000 on May 1. He already has experience within the group thanks to a stint as marketing director for the organization’s German section from 1994-1997.