Surf and ski brand O'Neill has tapped Puma executive Keith Harkess as general manager for product and supply.

Harkess joins the company next month from Puma, where he has been general manager responsible for the global apparel business since 2005.

O'Neill CEO Jan Valdmaa believes that Keith's industry knowledge and experience will be a huge asset in growing the brand.

"His knowledge and experience will help accelerate the growth of our brand and also act as a catalyst for a global range building exercise," he said.

Prior to joining Puma, Keith was president of Dockers Europe and earlier was senior VP of global apparel, accessories and hardware at Adidas.