July 15, 1992 |
Quiksilver Inc., the major maker of surf wear, has laid off five middle- and upper-level managers as part of an overall cost-cutting, Chairman Robert B. McKnight Jr. said Tuesday. Those laid off Monday were Steve Tully, national sales manager; Andrea Barkley, head of the T-shirt division; Bruce Barber, head of the Pirate Surf division; Carole Orem, the company's assistant controller; and Debbie Fay, head of customer service.
December 16, 1994
Quiksilver Inc., a Costa Mesa designer and distributor of clothing for young men and boys, reported a 75% gain in earnings for its fiscal year ended Oct. 31. The company posted a profit of $7.7 million, or $1.16 a share, which included a gain of $600,000 from an accounting change. That compared to earnings of $4.4 million, or 69 cents a share, for the previous 12 months. Sales increased 33% to $126.2 million from $94.6 million.
March 5, 1998 |
An even closer look at the fine print of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue finds that a small Orange County swimwear company came away the big winner. Jamaican Style Inc. of Fountain Valley, a 10-year-old company owned by Jerry Goeden, had three of its suits appear in the magazine's best-selling issue of the year. That development is probably lost on most of the magazine's readers, but it's considered a huge honor--and big business builder--in the fashion industry.