For its German subsidiary Runners Point, NYC-based retailer Foot Locker has appointed Ton Verwijmeren vice president finance. In this role he will replace Harald Wittig who will leave the retail chain at his own request effective Oct. 1. Wittig has led Runners Point for 17 years. He was managing partner along with joint managing director Otto Hurler and private equity company Hannover Finanz until Foot Locker acquired the company to 100 percent in June of last year.
Hurler already stepped down a few months earlier than Wittig and was replaced by former Nike executive Bart de Wilde. Verwijmeren has been with Foot Locker for about 24 years, first as a consultant, later as a controller in various positions. Currently, Runners Point has more than 230 shops.