After 16 years, O’Neill invites Steve Wilson back to take the newly created role of President of O’Neill Clothing USA. Wilson will lead and supervise the expansion of the brand while working with the top General Managers as they oversee sales, marketing, and design in addition to merchandising. The newly added leadership position will ensure the brand’s new and improved focus and vision is conveyed in each division.
“I’m thrilled to be back and part of a fresh, new push of the O’Neill brand,” says Wilson. “I see such an enormous opportunity with O’Neill. I am excited to be working with a talented, stoked group of people.”
Wilson’s previous role at O’Neill was ensuring the growth of the brand as the Vice President of Merchandising and Design. His most recent position was General Manager and Senior Vice President of Quiksilver Americas.
“We’re thrilled to have Steve Wilson join the exceptional team at O’Neill and lead the brand to new heights,” says Daniel Neukomm, CEO of O’Neill Clothing. “He comes to us with a proven track record of success, and with the additional appointment of other key team members, O’Neill is positioned well for future growth.”
O’Neill has also appointed Danny Geary as the new Vice President of Merchandising and Design for O’Neill Men’s. Geary will manage the design direction for the Men’s and Boy’s lines for O’Neill Clothing.
“I grew up watching some of the best surfers wearing O’Neill,” says Geary. “And over the last several years, I’ve seen the brand grow as an innovative boardshort market leader. Now, I’ve been given this opportunity to become a contributor to the strength and legacy of the O’Neill clothing brand. I am both excited and honored to be welcomed into O’Neill and look forward to pushing the brand into the future.”
O’Neill Hosts the only World Championship Tour stop in Northern California, the O’Neill Coldwater Classic: