Nixon has named Nick Stowe as their new chief executive officer. He succeeds Nixon’s co-founder Andy Laats, who steps back for family health reasons. Laats will remain with the company in the role of executive chairman. 

43 year old Stowe has previously worked as COO at jewellery company Stella & Dot. Before that, he held general management positions leading Converse’s international expansion and overseeing the growth of Nike’s subsidiary brand portfolio which included Converse, Hurley, Cole Haan, Nike, Bauer Hockey, and Starter. British-born Stowe has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Stowe about his new employer: “Andy, together with co-founder Chad DiNenna and the team, have built an incredible, authentic brand that has amazing potential. I’m excited about the products we have coming and the opportunities to introduce the brand to an even broader audience around the globe.”

Nixon was founded in 1998 in Encinitas, CA. The boardsport-related company is best known for its premium watches, headphones and accessory lines.