Alain brings his pro surfing experience to the industry
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 5 July, 2014 - Stokehouse Europe announces that Alain Riou had joined its Sales Team in the Southwest of France. After travelling the world as a pro surfer Alain wanted to give a new direction to his career. With a high knowledge of surf culture, Alain showed a strong motivation to be part of the Stokehouse adventure and was a logical choice when the opportunity arose. Stokehouse is confident that he will bring some freshness to the market and grow with the Stokehouse brands.
Derek O’neill: « We are stoked to be introduce someone new and fresh to the industry. Alain Riou, as a pro surfer, has a complete understanding of the sport and the need of great product. New to the business side of the industry, we look forward to working with him to bring a new level of energy and dedication to the core stores in the Southwest of France».
Alain Riou: "After 10 years as a pro surfer, Stokehouse Europe gives me the opportunity to stay in the industry I’ve always been commited to. I’m stoked to be part of the growth of VISSLA and D’Blanc and to be able to develop myself in this new professional direction. I can’t wait to hit the road, meet retailers and show the product»