Shoe manufacturer Ecco Sko AS has strengthened its position as a family-run company with the appointment of Dieter Kasprzak as senior executive vice president/deputy managing director. Dieter, who is married to the daughter of ECCO's founder, Karl Toosbuy, has been associated with ECCO since 1979. In 1991 he was appointed product development director, and in his new role will still assume overall responsibility for this area.