Sponsors
Billabong ▼ -0.010 | PPR ▼ -2.30 | American Apparel ▼ -0.015 | The Buckle ▼ -0.04 | Columbia ▼ -0.63 | Deckers Outdoor ▼ -0.38 | Dicks ▲ +0.20 | Foot Locker ▼ -0.67 | Genesco ▼ -0.03 | Iconix Brand Group ▲ +0.21 | Jarden Corp ▼ -0.34 | Nordstrom ▼ -0.12 | Luxottica ▲ +0.26 | Nike ▲ +0.31 | Pacific Sunwear ▼ -0.01 | Skullcandy ▲ +0.33 | Sport Chalet - 0 | Urban Outfitters ▼ -0.60 | VF Corp ▼ -0.13 | Quiksilver ▼ -0.06 | Zumiez ▲ +0.04 | Macys ▲ +0.39 | Tillys ▲ +0.22 |
Readers Say
Useful on a daily basis
Useful on a daily basis

It's well balanced information that is useful on a daily basis. I'm very satisfied with the Executive Edition. I start each day with SES and a big cup of coffee!

- By Tom Ruiz, EVP Sales, Volcom
Since the inception of Executive Edition, I only need 1 stop
Since the inception of Executive Edition, I only need 1 stop

As a retailer in the surf industry for the past 21 years, I have had to use multiple sources to stay informed to the news within surf. Since the inception of the Executive Edition of Shop-Eat-Surf.com, I need only one stop. Thanks for providing such a valuable tool to all of us in the industry. Shop-Eat-Surf is a must read for all of our staff at Maui Nix.

- By George Karamitos, CEO, Maui Nix
Industry Insight

CFA, WELLS FARGO: Invitation to next "Crystal Ball" breakfast session, "Private Label vs Branded Manufacturing."

STOKES ME: SIMA Humanitarian Fund campaign kicks off this week with "Add-A-Buck" promotions in 76 core-store doors.

Details on Industry Insight.


Tiffany Montgomery
Print This Article

Nixon CEO moving to new role

By Tiffany Montgomery
May 22, 2013 10:24 AM

I learned recently that there were some management changes at the top of Nixon, and followed up with CEO Andy Laats to find out more.

 

Andy and partner Chad DiNenna founded the watch company, which is one of the industry's biggest success stories.

 

Andy sent me the following email which explains the move and the unfortunate reason why it is  happening.

 

Andy, with an MBA from Stanford and a passion for action sports, is one of the most well-regarded executives in the industry.

 

Nixon CEO Andy Laats: "I’m not leaving Nixon but I am going to be changing roles. My family has been facing some serious health issues and, at my request, Nixon’s board has initiated a search for a new CEO. I’m going to transition into an Executive Chairman role.

 

"I’ll remain actively engaged with the Board and Senior Management in setting Nixon’s strategic direction, and I’m going to remain a large investor in the Company.

 

"Nixon has gone through a lot of change since I stole the idea from Chad back in 1997 and I’m stoked at where we are at today. In the past year and a half we’ve transitioned to a new ownership structure, built up our senior team and staff around the world, and launched some of our best products yet.

 

"Chad is staying put and will continue to be Nixon’s marketing head, Mike Hoefer, who’s been with us since June 1999, will continue to lead our global sales efforts and Arnaud Gaillard will continue to hold down the fort for us in Europe.

 

"These Nixon old-timers are joined by a group of new-blood, very experienced managers in Dave Laverty (COO), Joe Carino (CFO), and Tyson White (VP of Product) that have come on board over the last year.

 

"And this team is backed by about 200 Nixon people that are flat out impressive. I’m excited to invite a world class CEO to join us in this next chapter.

 

"I’m a lucky guy: I’ve got a great job at a company I love.

 

"But I also have responsibilities as a husband and father that have increased to the point that stepping aside for a new CEO, who will be able to devote the energy and focus to Nixon that Nixon deserves, is the right thing to do."

 

 

 


Articles You Might Have Missed