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Vans President Promoted

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. said it has promoted the skate shoe company's president.

By Kari Hamanaka April 8, 2014 10:19 a.m.   Share
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Apparel Maker Inks Deal for China Factory

Lake Forest-based private label apparel maker 3D Industries said it partnered with a new factory in China.

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New CMO for Vans

Cypress-based Vans Inc. has hired Fara Howard as its new global vice president of marketing.

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OC Auto Sales Hit $10B in 2013

Automotive dealers in Orange County combined for $10 billion in sales last year, an 11% increase over 2012, according to the Newport Beach-based Orange County Automobile Dealers Association’s 2013 Economic Impact Report.

Flag is Up for 5.11

Nascar Deal Part of Apparel Maker’s Race for Growth

5.11 Tactical is in for a wild ride.

Vans President Promoted, Adds Duties

The parent of Cypress-based Vans Inc. promoted the skate shoe company’s president.

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Rakuten Launches U.S. Credit Card

The parent of Aliso Viejo-based e-commerce company Shopping has launched a new credit card for its U.S. subsidiary.

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Johnny Rockets Continues Growth Push

Restaurant openings for Aliso Viejo-based Johnny Rockets Group Inc.’s chain continue, with a new franchise deal struck for Hawaii and Guam and growth plans for Texas.

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Bronstein Resigns From Wet Seal Board

Foothill Ranch-based teen and contemporary retailer Wet Seal Inc. said Monday that Kathy Bronstein has resigned and that it has eliminated two seats from its board.

Quiksilver Aims for Addition by Subtraction

APPAREL: Rethinks retail strategy, product development under Mooney

Ripping off Band-Aids. That’s what Quiksilver Inc. Chief Executive Andy Mooney has been doing since taking the helm on a turnaround bid at the Huntington Beach-based action- sports apparel maker and retailer.

Oakley Partners With Little League

Foothill Ranch-based Oakley Inc. said it has become the official eyewear sponsor of Little League Baseball and Little League Softball.

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TravisMathew Names VP Sales

Huntington Beach-based sportswear apparel maker TravisMathew said it hired John Mills as vice president of sales.

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March Sales Jump for Mitsubishi

March sales for Cypress-based Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. surged 70% from a year earlier to 8,996.

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Quiksilver, Kelly Slater End Partnership

Huntington Beach-based Quiksilver Inc. said it is ending its partnership with professional surfer Kelly Slater.

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Hobie Alter: Surfboard Shaper, Innovator

Hobart "Hobie" Alter, whose innovative surfboards and sailboats made him a legend in the surf industry, died on Saturday at the age of 80.