Quiksilver Europe, based in St Jean de Luz, France, named Pierre Boccon-Liaudet as chief financial officer and José Cledera as chief operations officer. They will be reporting directly to Pierre Agnes, president of Quiksilver Europe and on a functional level to Joe Scirocco, Group CFO/COO.

These positions are effective immediately in replacement of the company’s former Vice President Finance & Operations, Sébastien Loux, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Over the past 15 years, Sébastien Loux played a strategic role in the development and growth of Quiksilver Europe.

Pierre Boccon-Liaudet (40) will have the responsibility for all Europe’ Finance functions, Customer Service and Sales Administration. Pierre joined Quiksilver Europe in May 2005 as Finance Director.  Prior to joining Quiksilver, Pierre held various financial positions at KPMG and Schlumberger in Europe and Asia.

José Cledera (46) will have the responsibility for all Europe Operations functions and IT. José joined Quiksilver Europe in May 2007 as IT Director. Prior to joining Quiksilver, José held several management positions in IT and Manufacturing at Motorola and Freescale in Europe.