Fabien Degos has become manager of Rip Curl's eyewear and watches division. Involved in the development of Rip Curl watches for the past ten years, he spent a couple of years in California to study and to work with Vestal before setting up a sourcing, distribution and marketing office for watches in France. He replaces Frédérick Herbst, who has moved to Bushnell Outdoor Products as director of French operations. Before Rip Curl, Herbst had worked for Alain Mikli.