Danish shoe company Ecco has appointed Kitti Chaiwattanatorn as managing director of its factory in Bangprakru, Thailand. The compan y attributes Kitti Chaiwattanatorn with playing a key role in efforts to make Ecco Thailand a clean, safe and environmentally friendly factory. In 2000, the country's Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare awarded a prize to Ecco Thailand for employing a higher percentage of disabled people than required by law. And in June this year, the Ministry of Public Health presented the factory with a gold certificate for its good working environment.