Sauflon Pharmaceuticals has appointed Peter Bickert as sales director for Central Europe. Focusing on Germany and the Netherlands, the new executive will report to Diethart Reichardt, the former European manager of Ocular Sciences who is now director of global business development for the British contact lens company. Bickert served most recently as national key account manager at CIBA Vision in Germany, where he held several other positions before. He started his career at Titmus Eurocon.