Did you hear?... Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter

Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter where he was sales director for the last 2 1/2 years.
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Roland Lichtenwald has left Deuter where he was sales director for the last 2 1/2 years. His last day is Nov. 30. He will begin as an independent consultant and work with the marketing company of Lutz Klein and Steffen Fiedler.


Did you hear?... Deuter hires Andreas Herrlinger

German pack specialist Deuter has hired Andreas Herrlinger as national sales manager for Germany. Herrlinger, who starts Jan. 10, will take over for Roland Lichtenwald, who announced his departure from the company in October. "We are convinced we have found the perfect person for ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

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Outdoor: Did you hear?...

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Fitness: Did you hear?...

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Fitness: Did you hear?...

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Deuter USA sales up 50 percent

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Fitness: Did you hear?

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Outdoor: Did you hear?…

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