Dieter Kasprzak ended up not to be in Here, until he is 100 years old, as he himself has proclaimed several times before.
in Fact he did not even have to be 70, but 69 is also a nice age to leave the throne at once and for all.
Particularly when one takes into account that he, as a budding shoe designer arrived to Ecco for more than 40 years ago and in the course of his career reached to swipe right to the top as the managing director and along the way marry with the group's founder, Karl Toosbuys, daughter, Hanni.
today is Dieter Kasprzak formally retired.
Left to family life and his passion for golf, after he earlier in July resigned from his last records, among other things, the board of directors of ecco's investment firm, Ecco Holding.
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German-born Dieter Kasprzak was headhunted by Karl Toosbuy in 1979 because of his skills in shoe design, and for a period he worked as a freelancer, before he in 1991 for the seriousness rose in rank and was appointed as director of development.
he Then took his career off.
It culminated in 2004, when he was appointed as executive director in the wake of Karl Toosbuys death after having tilted the competitors of the stick.
With an eye for aesthetics and inspired by Italian fashion transitioned Dieter Kasprzak of Ecco from a dusty business, that made get, fodformede models with a focus on comfort, a fashionable and international skokoncern, which today also have high heels with towering heels and shoes to businessmanden as a real part of the product range.
In all, reached the Dieter Kasprzak to sit in the president's office for more than 20 years.
A former Ecco top executive and the competitor to the director-posten praises the Dieter Kasprzak for his combined understanding of design and business.
- He was an artist in his own territory, but had also a huge commercial understanding and had success to operate in a forum as the son-in-law and with Karl Toosbuy who father-in-law, he says.
Through his long career in the Ecco he has had to take many fights with his domineering father-in-law.
toward the end of his career he dropped karriereræset and handed over the chief executive role to Steen Borgholm to focus on his passion for design.
In his years as ceo, Dieter Kasprzak contributed to more than a doubling of sales revenue as of the latest accounting talked 5.4 billion dollars, and increased the profits multiples, so that in 2019 amounted 935,8 million crowns before tax.