Quiksilver announced December 12th, that Quiksilver America’s President Marty Samuels has resigned. No reason for it in the company press release other than the news that Craig Stevenson will become the interim President of Americas Region.

Marty Samuels was a long-time Quik person, having been there for 12 years. Here’s all he had to say, “I loved every minute of my time with Quiksilver, and I wish Bob and all the great people I’ve worked with the very best of luck.”

Bob McKnight, the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of Quiksilver said “As we work to better align our cost structure and improve the efficiency and execution of our global business, I am confident that Craig is the right person to lead the Americas team in this difficult environment. His many years of experience at Quiksilver and his intimate working knowledge of the brands, the products, the markets and our sales process uniquely qualify Craig to lead our Americas team back to our core businesses. Through his passion to ensure the authenticity and consistency of the Quiksilver brand around the world, Craig has been one of the principal contributors to our strong corporate culture. Craig has already earned the respect of his peers around the world as one of our regional Presidents and this appointment provides him with an even greater opportunity to be a deciding factor in our future success.”

For more information on what’s up at Quik, please read our story from last week on Quiksilver pulling out of ASR and what that means for the action sports industry.