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Jeff Kelley exits Sanuk

Jeff Kelley exits Sanuk

December 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Sanuk Founder Jeff Kelley is leaving Sanuk, which is now owned by Deckers Brands, to pursue his next entrepreneurial opportunity.
More details on Altamont/Fox acquisition

More details on Altamont/Fox acquisition

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Altamont Capital Partners and Fox Head released more details Wednesday night about the acquisition of the company.
Altamont Capital, Pete Fox acquire Fox Head

Altamont Capital, Pete Fox acquire Fox Head

December 09, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Altamont Capital Partners and Pete Fox have prevailed in their bid for Fox Head Inc., Shop-eat-surf learned today.
Abercrombie/Hollister CEO Mike Jeffries exits

Abercrombie/Hollister CEO Mike Jeffries exits

December 09, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Mike Jeffries is responsible for creating a $2 billion surf-inspired retail chain under the nose of the surf industry, even though Hollister has no surf roots and is based in Ohio.
More personnel changes at Electric

More personnel changes at Electric

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Electric, which has undergone significant changes in leadership, staff, and brand direction in the past several years, has made additional changes to its sales structure.
Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

December 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has learned that the SVP of North American Sales is leaving Burton for a new job in Southern California.
New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

New Element Global GM details turnaround strategy

November 25, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Frank Voit is a key reason for the brand's success in Europe. Now he is tasked with growing the brand globally, and most importantly, turning it around in the U.S.
Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

Nick Bower on his exit from Stussy

November 24, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Nick Bower looks back at his 17 years as the head designer at Stussy, and talks about why he left the streetwear brand.
Steve Tully exits Vix

Steve Tully exits Vix

October 31, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Steve Tully, a former senior executive at Quiksilver for many years, is departing from Vix Swimwear, where he has served as President for the past 12 months.
Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

October 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tom Holbrook, Richard Woolcott, Michael Tomson, Randy Hild, Mark Richards of Val Surf and more on what Bob McKnight has meant to Quiksilver and the industry.
Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

Update: Many changes coming to Smith Optics

October 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith Optics is undergoing several changes in a restructuring led by Italian parent company Safilo Group, including moving from Ketchum, Idaho.
Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

Derek O'Neill on launching Vissla, Amuse and D'Blanc in Europe

October 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with former Billabong CEO Derek O'Neill on launching the new brands in Europe, why he opened a Vissla store, future plans for the brands, and how life has changed post Billabong.
Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

Quiksilver President Pierre Agnes on new role, marketing plans, globalization of design, outreach to core retailers

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A newsy interview with Pierre Agnes about the internal changes at Quiksilver, his approach to marketing and design, his thoughts on the tough European market, and his outreach plans for core retailers in the Americas.
Active Ride Shop names new President

Active Ride Shop names new President

October 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A few months after receiving a private equity investment, Active announces it has a new President for the expanding retail chain.
Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

Quiksilver's Pierre Agnes elevated to President, McKnight retiring, more executive changes

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced several executive changes this afternoon, and we found out details about others from an interview with CEO Andy Mooney.
Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney on executive changes, challenging times

October 14, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Quiksilver CEO Andy Mooney about several executive changes at the company, what is driving the changes and about the company’s difficult times of late.
Crocs planning big changes for Ocean Minded

Crocs planning big changes for Ocean Minded

October 10, 2014 Shelby Stanger
It appears that Ocean Minded owner Crocs is making some big changes at Ocean Minded, according to people briefed on the situation.
A glimpse of the industry in France

A glimpse of the industry in France

October 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has spent the week in southwestern France and in Paris visiting company headquarters and seeing stores. We have a sampling of some of the people we have spoken with and the stores we have seen during our stay.
Don Niemann exits Ron Jon Surf Shop

Don Niemann exits Ron Jon Surf Shop

September 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The leader of the buying team at important industry account Ron Jon Surf Shop has departed the company.
Quiksilver makes major marketing changes

Quiksilver makes major marketing changes

September 12, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver announced internally that a high level marketing executive is departing as well as other marketing changes as the company looks to reemphasize its connection to the core.
Quiksilver hires veteran Florida sales rep Zappone

Quiksilver hires veteran Florida sales rep Zappone

September 02, 2014 Shelby Stanger
Before a brief stop recently at Olukai, Rick spent 28 years with Reef and is highly regarded by Florida retailers. Quiksilver's Taylor Whisenand explains the move.
Steve Murray named CEO of Dr. Martens

Steve Murray named CEO of Dr. Martens

August 19, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Footwear company Dr. Martens has named former Vans President and VF Action Sports executive Steve Murray CEO, starting in October.
Brian Bowen exits Hurley

Brian Bowen exits Hurley

August 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The former Quiksilver executive comments on his departure from Hurley, where he worked for a year.
New brand COVA launched by Quiksilver Waterman veterans

New brand COVA launched by Quiksilver Waterman veterans

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
The former leaders of Quiksilver’s Waterman Collection are launching a new brand at Outdoor Retailer and have assembled an experienced team of veteran sales reps and investors.
Enich Harris exits Fox

Enich Harris exits Fox

August 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Fox Global VP of Marketing Enich Harris, a key hire at Fox during Pete Fox’s reign as CEO, departed the company last week, SES has confirmed.