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McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Bob McKnight Friday about the departure of CEO Andy Mooney, some reasons behind the change and plans for the future.
SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
For two years, SES has been talking to former and current Quik employees and key retailers about Mooney’s strategies, and listened to every conference call since he became CEO. Some themes emerged over time from all those conversations and our reporting.
Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
After a tumultuous two years, Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver, and long time Quiksilver executives take over the leadership of the company.
Quiksilver sales veteran departs

Quiksilver sales veteran departs

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver sales veteran Deanna Jackson has left the company, SES has learned.

Photos from Hobie and Quiksilver St. Patrick's day event

March 19, 2015 Press Releases
Quiksilver and Hobie Surf Shop celebrated St Patrick’s Day Tuesday night by hosting an event with Tom Carroll and Bob McKnight in Dana Point.
Quiksilver works to win back the core market

Quiksilver works to win back the core market

March 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of details about Quiksilver's Q1 results, plus what Andy Mooney had to say about winning back the core market. Also, a breakdown of wholesale, retail, and ecommerce results by region, and results for the Quiksilver, DC, and Roxy brands.
Quiksilver delays Q1 results due to audit committee investigation

Quiksilver delays Q1 results due to audit committee investigation

March 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver said Wednesday morning that it is delaying the release of its first quarter results that had been scheduled for Thursday because of an investigation by the board of directors' audit committee.

Quiksilver opens its first Australian Boardriders in Coolangatta

March 02, 2015 Press Releases
Quiksilver continues its strategy of opening its latest generation of stores in the most iconic boardsport locations worldwide.

Quiksilver hosts premiere of "Cluster"

February 20, 2015 Press Releases
Quiksilver and What Youth magazine hosted a premiere Wednesday night of renown surf film maker Kai Neville's latest movie “Cluster."
The interesting people and brands we saw at ISPO

The interesting people and brands we saw at ISPO

February 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We have been at the ISPO trade show in Munich the past two days, where the industry has a big presence.
Rob Colby to exit Quiksilver

Rob Colby to exit Quiksilver

January 31, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Rob Colby, who has held a variety of key jobs at Quiksilver over many years, has resigned from the company, SES has learned.
Some prominent snowboard brands opt out of snow shows

Some prominent snowboard brands opt out of snow shows

January 28, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Two of the most important snowboard companies, Burton and Mervin Manufacturing, will either not be at SIA at all or will be at SIA in a reduced capacity. There are also changes to the brand line up at ISPO.

Quiksilver names Todd Richards as snow ambassador

January 27, 2015 Press Releases
Quiksilver announced today long time team snowboarder Todd Richards has been re-appointed as the brand’s lead ambassador for Snow in the North American region.
Core Careers: Quiksilver's Mike Reilly

Core Careers: Quiksilver's Mike Reilly

January 02, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A career profile of Quiksilver’s Mike Reilly, the West Coast Sales Manager for Specialty Stores, who has deep roots with the brand.
Top viewed industry stories of 2014

Top viewed industry stories of 2014

December 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
It was another year of change in the industry, with two major recurring themes. Restructuring, personnel changes and in some cases upheaval at the biggest companies, while at the same time, several industry veterans launched new brands.
More details on Quiksilver's wholesale challenges in 2014

More details on Quiksilver's wholesale challenges in 2014

December 29, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver provided more details about declines in its wholesale business in 2014 in the company’s recently filed annual report.

Quiksilver completes Surfdome sale to SurfStitch Group

December 17, 2014 Press Releases
Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced that it has completed the sale of its majority ownership interest in Surfdome, an online retailer of action sports products, to SurfStitch Group, an Australian based online retailer of action sports products.
Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Andy Mooney calls the quarter disappointing, but sees improvements coming. We have details about the brand, regional and channel declines from the earnings conference call today.
Quiksilver hosts retailers for Eddie ceremony

Quiksilver hosts retailers for Eddie ceremony

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver brought a large contingent of retailers to Hawaii including Sun Diego, BC Surf & Sport, Real Water Sports, Spyder Surf, Zappos, Mango and Macy's.

Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau celebration

December 05, 2014 Press Releases
Surfing's most famous tribute event, the Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, celebrated 30 years today with a powerful ceremony at Waimea Bay to honor the life of iconic big wave rider and legendary lifeguard Eddie Aikau.
Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

Black Friday weekend retail sales disappoint; industry catches Cyber Monday fever

December 01, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Despite the massive discounts offered by retailers, sales for Black Friday weekend declined compared to last year. Plus, a sampling of how industry brands and retailers are approaching Cyber Monday.
Industry embraces Black Friday

Industry embraces Black Friday

November 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands have gotten into the Black Friday spirit today by offering discounts – in some cases steep discounts – to shoppers.
Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

November 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Switzerland-based ski company The Faction Collective is announcing Tuesday that it has secured the exclusive license to design and distribute Roxy skis. CEO Alex Hoye answers some questions about the go forward plans.
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.