LOS ANGELES — In a move to continue the momentum for its long-term growth initiatives amid rising costs, Quiksilver Inc. has filled its top finance position with an executive from Oakley Inc. and made key appointments in its Americas unit.

Richard Shields will join the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based board sport company as chief financial officer, effective May 11. Shields, who previously held the same title at Oakley Inc., SouthWest Water Co., Day Software Corp., Winfire Corp. and Frame-n-Lens Optical Inc., succeeds Joseph Scirocco, who revealed in January his plans to resign.


Separately, Quiksilver named three key appointments to its Americas unit. Scott Richards, formerly the creative director at Norcross, Ga.-based casualwear brand Alternative Apparel, has been appointed creative director for Quiksilver Americas. Ryan “Scano” Scanlon, a 12-year Quiksilver veteran who recently served as senior vice president of global product, was named senior vice president of marketing at Quiksilver Americas. Additionally, Taylor Whisenand, the founder of eyewear brand Salt, joined Quiksilver Americas in the role of senior vice president of marketing operations.

Quiksilver made the personnel changes in the first year of its five-year plan to increase annual revenue by 50 percent to $3 billion and double its annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to $400 million.

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