At its general assembly, the European Outdoor Group (EOG) elected John Jansen, who is head of Keen’s European operations, as its new president. The new vice president will be Jean-Marc Bambet of Salomon. The two will replace Rolf Schmid of Mammut and Bernd Kullmann of Deuter who have now stepped down. New board members are Rainer Angstl (Sport Schuster), Antje von Dewitz (Vaude) and Stefan Merkt (Mammut). Additionally, EOG also welcomed new retailer members the large A.S. Adventure of Belgium and Globetrotter of Germany.