McKnight, Bob

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Shrewd and occasionally excitable surfwear industrialist from Laguna Beach, California; cofounder and CEO of Quiksilver USA; named by Surfer magazine in 2004 as the sport's single most powerful figure. McKnight was born (1953) in Pasadena, California, began surfing at age 12, and received a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1976 (McKnight helped financ...

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