Paul Harvey Moves to O’Neill; Ryan Mangan Joins Quiksilver Licensee
The sales leadership changes at industry brands continue, with several notable additions recently unfolding.
Former Rip Curl sales leader Paul Harvey, who had just joined Xcel Wetsuits to head up global sales, is moving to O’Neill Clothing as vice president of specialty sales. He starts his new role August 28 reporting to General Manager Mark Tinkess and will be with O’Neill at Surf Expo.
“I couldn’t be happier about Paul. I think he’ll be a great leader for our specialty business,” Tinkess told SES.
“I’m honored to be joining such an iconic brand that has a rich history in the beautiful sport of surfing,” Harvey said. “O’Neill is as authentic as it gets and the future is extremely bright. I’m definitely fired up!”
Harvey parted ways with Rip Curl in October after a nearly 16-year run there leading sales for North America. He had worked at Rusty Surfboards before joining Rip Curl. He joined Xcel as global vice president of sales this summer.
We reached out to Xcel to see if they have hired someone to replace Harvey, but they are not able to comment yet.
Ryan Mangan to New Quiksilver Licensee
Ryan Mangan, who previously held the O’Neill specialty sales leadership position, will be the new senior vice president and general manager of the new Quiksilver licensee in North America, O5 Apparel.
“With a rich history spanning decades, Quiksilver has been at the forefront of surf and action sports culture,” Mangan said. “I’m honored to join a company that has not only defined an industry but also continues to set the bar for innovation and authenticity. Accepting this position is more than a career move – it’s a commitment to growth, excellence, and the thrill of pushing boundaries.”
O’Neill on the Hunt for Second Sales Executive- Lindsay Henkels to Catalyst
O’Neill has had other changes in the sales suite, with former VP of Sales Lindsay Henkels, who handled the majors business, departing to be SVP of sales – men’s & women’s branded division at Catalyst. This includes Party Pants and two additional new emerging brands, according to Catalyst Owner Ryan Rush.
“I am looking forward to working with Lindsay Henkels again. She and I worked together when I was at the La Jolla Group and before that when we were both at Ezekiel,” Rush said. “She is a rock star.”
O’Neill is actively looking for someone to take on Henkels’ role, which also reports to Tinkess.