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14-year action sports veteran joins O'Neill following lengthy tenures
in sales managerial roles
Irvine, CA, July 18, 2011 - O'Neill Clothing (www.oneill.com), the original surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce the hiring of Courtney Kincaid as new National Sales Manager for O'Neill Footwear and Men's Accessories.
In his new role, Kincaid will lead U.S. sales efforts for all O'Neill footwear categories, as well as the Men's accessory business, which includes audio, backpacks, wallets, socks, belts, and other products.
He will manage the company's regional sales managers and external sales force, along with overseeing sales and strategic planning for the divisions.
"I'm honored to join the O'Neill family and help lead one of the world's most influential action sports brands," said Kincaid.
"I look forward to expanding the Footwear and Accessory business, built on the innovative spirit that has defined O'Neill's success over the last seven decades."
For the past five and a half years, Kincaid served various roles with Reef, most recently as Director of Sales for the Americas.
Prior to this, he represented Reef as the East Coast Sales Manager and Men's National Sales Manager. He began his career with Oakley as a Sales Manager, first focusing on Eyewear, then moving into Sales Management for Footwear and Apparel.
"Footwear and accessories have become key sales drivers to support our apparel business, and adding Courtney to our team will provide the focus and attention needed to realize the growth potential of these categories," added Steve Ward, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, O'Neill.
"Courtney has shown the ability to lead large national sales teams and is a proven manager. I am confident he will take our footwear and accessories business to the next level."
Kincaid will report to John Hunt, O'Neill's VP of Sales, and will be based out of the La Jolla Group offices in Irvine, California.
For more information about O'Neill, please visit www.oneill.com.
O'Neill, the original California surf, snow and youth lifestyle brand, was founded in 1952 when a young man named Jack O'Neill took his unstoppable passion for surfing and used it to beat Mother Nature at her own game.
Pioneering the world's first neoprene wetsuit, Jack had successfully found a way to extend his surf sessions in the bone-chilling breaks of Northern California. He opened up the garage doors to his first surf shop in Santa Cruz soon after.
While many things have changed since those humble beginnings, Jack's initial vision of producing functional and innovative boardriding products continues to lie at the core of everything the company does. O'Neill's core values - innovation in style and technology - have seen the brand devote itself wholeheartedly to the evolution of the action sports lifestyle.
From the first ever neoprene wetsuit and surf leash, to the world's first stitchless boardshorts and range of groundbreaking wearable electronics, O'Neill's progressive spirit will always drive the company forward.
For more information, please visit www.oneill.com.