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July 2, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quiksilver Inc., a leading maker of surf wear, said Monday that John C. Warner has stepped down as chairman and chief executive. He will be replaced by Robert B. McKnight, the company's president and founder. The change comes as Quiksilver is striving to improve earnings, which have been depressed by the recession and price-cutting in the apparel industry. But McKnight said Warner's departure is unrelated to the company's financial performance. "It's something we both wanted," McKnight said.
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July 2, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quiksilver Inc., one of the leading names in the surf wear industry, said Monday that John C. Warner has stepped down as chairman and chief executive and will be replaced by the company's president and founder, Robert B. McKnight. Although Quiksilver's earnings have been depressed recently, McKnight said Warner's departure is not related to the company's financial performance. "It's something we both wanted," McKnight said. "He's a real career-oriented guy."
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July 2, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quiksilver Inc., one of the leading names in the surf wear industry, said Monday that John C. Warner has stepped down as chairman and chief executive and will be replaced by the company's president and founder, Robert B. McKnight. Although Quiksilver's earnings have been depressed recently, McKnight said Warner's departure is not related to the company's financial performance. "It's something we both wanted," McKnight said. "He's a real career-oriented guy."
BUSINESS
July 2, 1991 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Quiksilver Inc., a leading maker of surf wear, said Monday that John C. Warner has stepped down as chairman and chief executive. He will be replaced by Robert B. McKnight, the company's president and founder. The change comes as Quiksilver is striving to improve earnings, which have been depressed by the recession and price-cutting in the apparel industry. But McKnight said Warner's departure is unrelated to the company's financial performance. "It's something we both wanted," McKnight said.
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May 17, 1992 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For many Orange County executives, 1991 was a year when their pay packages came under greater shareholder scrutiny and corporate boards were cautious in handing out cash bonuses and perks. It mirrored a trend statewide of keeping executive compensation in line with a company's financial performance. Of the top 100 county executives on the list of publicly traded companies, one-third of the officers saw their cash compensation remain unchanged or had it reduced.
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February 24, 1988
John C. Warner has been appointed to the new position of chairman and chief executive of Quiksilver Inc., a Costa Mesa surfwear manufacturer. Warner previously was vice president-sales and a director. Before joining Quiksilver, he held various management positions with May Department Stores in Denver. Quiksilver founder Robert B. McKnight Jr. will continue as president.
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December 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Quiksilver Inc. said its compensation committee approved a salary boost for the surf wear maker's top executives. The Huntington Beach company has posted losses for three straight quarters. But Chief Executive Robert B. McKnight Jr.'s base salary will jump 13% to $1,075,000 in fiscal 2008 from $950,000, according to a regulatory filing. President Bernard Mariette's salary will rise 12.5%, to $900,000 from $800,000. The raises became effective Nov. 1.
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March 29, 2003 | Leslie Earnest
On the heels of a strong year and an even stronger first quarter, sports apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. said its board had approved a 2-for-1 stock split. "We believe this will increase the liquidity of our shares and attract new investors," Chief Executive Robert B. McKnight Jr. said during a shareholders' meeting at the firm's Huntington Beach headquarters. It is the third stock split for Quiksilver since it went public in 1986.
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February 24, 1988 | VICKY CLEPPER
John C. Warner has been appointed to the newly created position of chairman and chief executive officer of Quiksilver Inc., a Costa Mesa surfwear manufacturer. Warner joined Quiksilver in July, 1987, as a board member and vice president of sales. He previously held various management positions with May Department Stores in Denver. A company spokesman said the position of chairman and chief executive was created as part of Quiksilver's evolution from a private company.
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September 24, 2002 | Leslie Earnest
Quiksilver Inc. said Monday it has purchased Beach Street Inc., operator of 26 Quiksilver outlet stores, for $7.5 million in stock. The purchase of the Park City, Utah-based chain, which has stores in 16 states, is expected to add about $12 million to Quiksilver's 2003 financial results next year, the company said. "This acquisition further cements our control over our brands and our distribution," Quiksilver Chief Executive Robert B. McKnight Jr. said.
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March 11, 2003 | Leslie Earnest
Surf wear maker Quiksilver Inc. said Monday that it has struck a deal with a Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturer and retailer to open stores and distribute products in China. The first phase of the joint venture with Glorious Sun Enterprises Ltd. calls for opening five to 10 Quiksilver Boardriders Club stores in Shanghai by early next year.
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October 3, 2001 | Leslie Earnest
Sportswear maker Quiksilver Inc., seeking to trim spending, will suspend production of a women's line it launched last year to target "soccer moms" and other active young women, the company said Tuesday. The "Alex Goes" line largely met the company's expectations, Chief Executive Robert B. McKnight Jr. said in a statement.
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