HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 1, 2000–Robert B. McKnight, Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), today announced the appointment of Carol Christopherson to the position of Senior Vice President, Merchandisingfor the Roxy division of Quiksilver, Inc.
Christopherson has been Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager for Miller’s Outpost Stores for the past threeyears. During her 13 years at Miller’s Outpost she held various positions including buyer and Divisional Merchandise Manager.
“The arrival of Carol Christopherson completes the reformation ofour Roxy Merchandising and Design Department,” stated McKnight. “We searched extensively for an experienced merchant with the businessacumen and creative skills to help us grow our Roxy business. At this stageof Roxy’s history, we are confident that Carol’s skill and experiencewill help lead us to even greater success.
“We’re especially excited about having Carol team with our Vice President of Women’s Design, Lissa Zwahlen, and our new head designerfor Roxy, Dana Dartez. Their combined experience, skill and expertise willtruly be a force in the juniors’ market.”
Christopherson will join the rest of the Roxy team atQuiksilver’s new corporate headquarters in Huntington Beach. She will report toDanny Kwock and Steve Tully, both executive vice presidents for the company with oversight responsibility for the Roxy division.
Quiksilver, Inc. designs, produces and distributes clothing, accessories and related products for active-minded people and developsbrands that represent a casual lifestyle — driven from a boardriding heritage. Quiksilver’s authenticity is evident in its innovative products, events and retail environments across the globe.
Quiksilver’s primary focus is apparel for young men and youngwomen under the Quiksilver, Quiksilver Roxy, Raisins and Radio Fiji labels. Quiksilver also manufactures apparel for boys (Quiksilver Boys), girls(Teenie Wahine and Raisins Girls), men (QS Silver Edition) and women (Leilani), as well as snowboards, snowboard boots and bindings underthe Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels.
Distribution is primarily in the United States and Europe and is based in surf shops and specialty stores that endeavor to provide an outstanding retail experience for their customers.