Former President Returns to Quiksilver
Huntington Beach, Calif. Robert McKnight has resumed his role as president of Quiksilver, and will remain both chairman of the board and CEO.
McKnight will be responsible for directing the company’s strategic and operational initiatives, including renewing its focus on its Quiksilver, Roxy and DC core apparel and footwear brands.
Bernard Mariette has resigned from his position as president and as a director of the company in order to pursue other interests, which may include attempting to acquire the Rossignol group.
Claire’s Names New CFO
Pembroke Pines, Fla. Claire’s Stores Monday announced that J. Per Brodin has been appointed as senior VP and CFO.
Brodin previously served as senior VP and CFO at Centene Corp., a $3 billion health-care provider. He will report to CEO Gene Kahn.
Diedrich Coffee CEO Resigns
Irvine , Calif. Diedrich Coffee, Inc. announced that Stephen V. Coffey has tendered his resignation from his position as CEO. J. Russell Phillips has been appointed by the board of directors to assume the CEO position.
Phillips has served on the company’s board of directors since April 2007, and will remain as a member of the board. Since 2004, Phillips has served as managing principal of Transom Partners, an executive consultancy group that facilitates and develops new strategies with CEOs and executive teams. Diedrich Coffee has 136 retail outlets, the majority of which are franchised, located in 30 states.