Richard R Woolcott has been elected chairman of the board of directors at apparel maker Volcom Inc, and COO Jason W Steris will take on the additional role of president.

Richard Woolcott, who remains chief executive officer, succeeds René R Woolcott as chairman of the board.

"I will continue to oversee the overall operations of the company and devote increased efforts focusing on the strategic direction, vision and marketing of the company, while Jason will run the day-to-day operations of the business," said Richard Woolcott.