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May 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ocean Pacific Names CEO: Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. announced Monday that it has appointed John Warner as its chief executive officer. Ocean Pacific Apparel was formed in April when Berkeley International Capital Corp. in San Francisco acquired the assets of Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd., which had been operating under bankruptcy court protection. The company, based in Tustin, licenses active sportswear under the OP label. Warner, formerly a senior merchandiser with May Co.
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December 29, 1999 | Leslie Earnest, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. will roll out a new collection targeting the core surf market at the Action Sports Retailers trade show in February. Ocean Pacific, which sponsored the OP Pro surf contest in Huntington Beach until this year, has named its new line Op Pro. It will be in stores in June.
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April 6, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. launched a $4-million multimedia ad campaign, the surf wear maker's first major marketing blitz in a decade. Magazine ads showing slice-of-life scenes featuring "everyday beach kids" began appearing last month in various magazines, including Surfer, Surfing, Spin and Rolling Stone. Radio spots also are promoting Op's products and its annual summertime Op Pro surfing contest in Huntington Beach.
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May 4, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has withdrawn its sponsorship from the classic Huntington Beach surfing contest that has worn its name for most of the past two decades. The Irvine surf-wear maker reportedly backed out in a dispute over management of the OP Pro Am surf contest. Executives could not be reached for comment late Monday. Ocean Pacific, one of the oldest and best-known surf-wear brands in Southern California, helped start the Huntington Beach surf contest in 1982.
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December 29, 1999 | Leslie Earnest, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. will roll out a new collection targeting the core surf market at the Action Sports Retailers trade show in February. Ocean Pacific, which sponsored the OP Pro surf contest in Huntington Beach until this year, has named its new line Op Pro. It will be in stores in June.
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May 4, 1999 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has withdrawn its sponsorship from the classic Huntington Beach surfing contest that has worn its name for most of the past two decades. The Irvine surf-wear maker reportedly backed out in a dispute over management of the OP Pro Am surf contest. Executives could not be reached for comment late Monday. Ocean Pacific, one of the oldest and best-known surf-wear brands in Southern California, helped start the Huntington Beach surf contest in 1982.
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June 17, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., one of the oldest names in Southern California's surf wear industry, is about to get a new owner. Richard Baker, chief executive of Irvine-based Op, and Montreux Equity, a San Francisco venture capital firm, are in the final stages of a deal to buy Op from Berkeley International Capital Corp. Baker wouldn't disclose terms of the deal, but said in an interview that it will be completed by month's end.
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April 26, 2000
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. in Irvine said Tuesday that it has signed professional surfer Tim Curran to endorse the company's surf, apparel and accessory products. The company said in a press release that the long-term commitment with Curran, 22, of Oxnard is valued "in the seven figures." Curran was rated sixth in last year's season-ending professional rankings, the highest of any North American. He currently is eighth on the 2000 World Championship Tour.
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May 1, 1993
Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd., which entered U.S. Bankruptcy Court nearly a year ago, on Friday sold its remaining assets to San Francisco-based Berkeley International Capital Corp. in a deal that included $10 million in cash and an estimated $7 million in bonds. The sale previously was cleared by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Santa Ana.
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May 9, 2000 | BARBARA MURPHY
The Irvine-based Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. has signed professional surfer Tim Curran of Oxnard to a seven-figure contract to endorse the company's surf, apparel and accessory products. Known for his progressive style of surfing, the 22-year-old Curran was the top-rated North American in last year's season-ending professional rankings. He is currently rated eighth on the 2000 World Championship Tour. Curran is a former junior and U.S.
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April 6, 1999 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. launched a $4-million multimedia ad campaign, the surf wear maker's first major marketing blitz in a decade. Magazine ads showing slice-of-life scenes featuring "everyday beach kids" began appearing last month in various magazines, including Surfer, Surfing, Spin and Rolling Stone. Radio spots also are promoting Op's products and its annual summertime Op Pro surfing contest in Huntington Beach.
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June 17, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., one of the oldest names in Southern California's surf wear industry, is about to get a new owner. Richard Baker, chief executive of Irvine-based Op, and Montreux Equity, a San Francisco venture capital firm, are in the final stages of a deal to buy Op from Berkeley International Capital Corp. Baker wouldn't disclose terms of the deal, but said in an interview that it will be completed by month's end.
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May 25, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ocean Pacific Names CEO: Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. announced Monday that it has appointed John Warner as its chief executive officer. Ocean Pacific Apparel was formed in April when Berkeley International Capital Corp. in San Francisco acquired the assets of Ocean Pacific Sunwear Ltd., which had been operating under bankruptcy court protection. The company, based in Tustin, licenses active sportswear under the OP label. Warner, formerly a senior merchandiser with May Co.
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December 15, 1998 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses and restaurants for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
The sands are shifting in the surf wear industry, with several big companies switching locations. Rusty International moved last month into larger digs in Irvine, while Quicksilver Inc. is currently building a headquarters in Huntington Beach. Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp. is looking for a larger space, as well. Surf wear insiders say the shuffling is a result of growth within the industry, partly because of the expanding business in girls surf wear.
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September 30, 1998 | ROSE APODACA JONES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp., one of the oldest and best-known surf wear brands in Southern California, said Tuesday that it has been acquired by a Bay Area investment firm. Doyle & Boissiere Fund LLC of San Francisco, a $100 million-plus investment company affiliated with Phoenix-based Finova Group, acquired an 86% stake in the Irvine surf wear maker. Terms weren't disclosed.
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