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Rose Jannuzzi Names SVP of Operations for SwimSpot

By Alison A. Nieder | December 11, 2014

SwimSpot, the swimwear retailer owned by Raj Manufacturing, named Rose Jannuzzi senior vice president of operations.

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Elyse Murray, 54

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Elyse Murray, 54

Surf-industry pioneer Lian Murray passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., Nov. 3 after suffering from a severe asthma attack, according to a statement from her family. She was 54.

Billabong Sells West 49

In a little more than a month after it named a new chief executive officer, the beleaguered parent company of Irvine, Calif.–based Billabong announced that it has sold the Canadian chain of stores West 49 Inc. to YM Inc., which is headquartered in Toronto.

Seafolly Opens First US Store in Newport Beach

Seafolly Opens First US Store in Newport Beach

For its first stand-alone U.S. store, Australian swim brand Seafolly headed to Newport Beach.

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Murray, 54

Surf Industry Veteran Lian Murray, 54

Surf industry pioneer Lian Murray passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. Nov. 3 after suffering from a severe asthma attack, according to a statement from her family. She was 54.

Billabong Sells West 49

In a little more than month after it named a new chief executive officer, the beleaguered parent company of Irvine, Calif.–based Billabong announced that it sold Canadian chain of stores West 49 Inc. to YM Inc., which is headquartered in Toronto.

Meehan Joins Volcom as New President of North America Region

On Oct. 31, Volcom announced the appointment of Kevin Meehan as the inaugural president of the company's North America region.

Quiksilver Sells Snowboard Business Mervin Manufacturing

Quiksilver announced it is shedding Mervin Manufacturing Inc., which makes snowboard products, in a sale to Extreme Holdings Inc., a strategic holding company in Pennsylvania.

Vans Expands Boardshorts Program

Vans Expands Boardshorts Program

Vans hopes its loyal shoe fans will become boardshorts fans too.

Billabong Changes CEO, Refinancing Plans

Beleaguered surf giant Billabong International Ltd. shifted gears in its bailout.

Catching Up With CM Cia.Marítima’s Benny Rosset

Cia.Marítima is one of Brazil's top names in swimwear and is worn by celebs, including Rihanna and Gisele Bündchen

Tilly’s Reports 17.1 Percent Increase in 2nd-Q Total Net Sales, Names New CFO

Jennifer Ehrhardt has been named chief financial officer of Irvine, Calif.–based teen surf chain Tilly’s, succeeding Bill Langsdorf, who announced his retirement earlier in the year.

Quiksilver’s Rating Cut

B.Riley & Co. forecast that sales will be weak for the Back-to-School season, and an analyst for the Los Angeles–based financial-services company cut his rating for Quiksilver Inc. from “buy” to “neutral.”

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Miami Heat

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Billabong's Naude Resigns

Billabong's Naude Resigns

Paul Naude, Billabong International Ltd.’s longtime director and president of Billabong’s Irvine, Calif.–based Americas division, resigned from the surfwear giant.

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Sole Technology's Taryn Hawk, 35

Taryn Corby Hawk, 35, died in a motorcycle accident July 26 after he left the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, Calif.