Huntington Beach-based apparel maker Quiksilver Inc. is set to begin a search for a new chief financial officer following Joe Scirocco’s resignation.

Scirocco will stay on with the company as chief financial officer as it looks for a replacement and to assist with the transition.

Quiksilver makes clothes, shoes and accessories inspired by surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding under multiple brands, including Quiksilver, Roxy and DC.

Scirocco helped shepherd the company through the recession and the fallout from its purchase and subsequent sale of France’s Skis Rossignol SA.

“Joe helped lead us through this process and put the company on the solid financial footing we enjoy today,” said Quiksilver Chief Executive Bob McKnight in a statement.

Scirocco joined the company as chief financial officer in 2007, replacing Steve Brink.

Prior to Quiksilver, Scirocco held several executive titles at Tommy Hilfiger Corp., now part of New York-based Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. He also served as an audit partner in New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s consumer and retail practice.