Andy Mooney, former chairman of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of Quiksilver, succeeding the company’s co-founder Bob McKnight who will now serve as executive chairman on the board of directors.
“Andy has served in a variety of senior leadership roles with two of the largest, most-recognized and well-respected companies in the world,” says James G. Ellis, presiding director, Quiksilver. “He is an experienced senior executive with a proven background building consumer brands, developing worldwide marketing strategies and driving global growth.”
Prior to joining Quiksilver, Mooney oversaw Disney’s worldwide licensing, publishing and retail businesses for 11 years, during which time he tripled retail sales. Before that, Mooney spent 20 years at Nike, serving in a variety of senior positions including chief marketing officer, founder of Nike’s equipment business and general manager of Nike’s global apparel business.
“I am honored to lead Quiksilver, a company with a stellar reputation, a long, distinguished history of creativity and innovation and strong customer relationships,” says Mooney. “Quiksilver has built a valuable portfolio of global authentic brands. I am enthusiastic and energized about the opportunities ahead, and look forward to working with the board, management team and our employees around the world to continue strengthening our brands, increasing global sales and driving operational efficiencies to fully realize Bob’s vision for Quiksilver.”