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Andy Mooney tapped as Quiksilver CEO

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Staff writer | Huntington Beach, Ca., USA | January 4, 2013
Andy MooneyJanuary 4, 2013, Huntington Beach, Ca., USA - Quiksilver, Inc., an outdoor sports lifestyle company, announced that it has appointed Andy Mooney as president and chief executive officer, effective January 11, 2013.
Mooney will also join the Quiksilver Board of Directors. Mr. Mooney joins Quiksilver following an 11-year career at Disney Consumer Products, which oversees Disney's worldwide licensing, publishing and retail businesses. Mr. Mooney held the position of Chairman for eight years. While at Disney, he and his team revolutionized Disney’s licensing business, re-invented the Disney Stores and opened Disney English Language Learning Centers in China, creating an exciting new growth opportunity for the company.

Before joining Disney Consumer Products, Mr. Mooney worked at Nike, Inc. for 20 years where he held roles of increasing scope and responsibility including Chief Financial Officer of Nike UK, General Manager of Nike's global apparel business and Chief Marketing Officer. During his tenure at Nike, Mr. Mooney managed Nike’s footwear and apparel divisions and founded Nike’s equipment division. He is succeeding Quiksilver’s co-founder Bob McKnight, who has been named Executive Chairman.

Mr. McKnight co-founded Quiksilver in 1976, has served as President from 1979 through July 1991 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since August 1991. In February 2008, he was also re-appointed President.