Puma Appoints New COO

BERLIN — Andy Koehler has been named chief operating officer of Puma, effective Saturday. He succeeds Klaus Bauer, who left the sporting goods company late last year.

Koehler will join Puma’s management team being formed around future chief executive officer Björn Gulden, who is exiting Danish jeweler Pandora to take up his position on July 1.

Koehler will be in charge of operations as well as supply chain management, logistics and IT at Puma. This represents an organizational change, with the COO role now incorporating the responsibilities of the former chief supply chain officer.

Koehler most recently served as Hong Kong managing director and head of global sourcing at Adidas Group, and prior to that was vice president of purchasing at Johnson Controls Automotive, where he was also a member of the leadership team responsible for Europe, South Africa and South America.

His appointment is seen as an important step in rebuilding Puma’s senior management team.

“Koehler brings international and industry experience in sourcing and supply chain management necessary to manage Puma’s operations through the company’s transformation period and consequently its next phase of growth,” said Jean-Francois Palus, chairman of the administrative board of Puma SE.

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