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Malakye Weekly: New format, Waterman's Golf Classic, JobWire, Shmooz' '08, Casting Call, B2B & More!

August 25, 2008

Malakye Weekly: August 25, 2008  
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Highlights in this weekly newsletter include: New format, Waterman's Golf Tournament, JobWire, Shmoozapalooza, Malakye Casting Call, B2B and so much more!

Malakye's 2nd annual Shmoozapalooza hits ASR San Diego next week (Friday Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.).  The first two hours of the Shmooz' are reserved for pre-registered candidates only, so if you haven't already registered get on it!

If you're attending the show and have a bright shiny ASR badge to confirm, stop be the Malakye Casting Call (Booth # 3839) for a chance at starring in the next ad for Malakye.  If you thought comic strips were funny, just wait until you write your own script and become and instant star!


Last weekend SIMA hosted its 19th annual Waterman's Weekend fund raiser event. Waterman's Weekend is the main fund raiser for the SIMA Environmental Fund. The SIMA fund awards grants to environmental organizations dedicated to protecting the world's beaches, oceans, and waves. The Waterman's Classic Golf Tournament consists of a two-part event, the Waterman's Ball and Auction, which is the main fund raising event. was on-hand as a sponsor of the golf tournament (pictured above from Left to Right are Josh Lewis, Haipha Simon, Chad Mihalick and Picture-Taking Intern Billy Bittner). The Backwards BIG-WIG Contest was an event within an event in which gave away raffle tickets to any player daring enough to swing off the tee-box with an opposite handed club.  At the end of the day, the raffle took place at the post-tournament cocktail reception.


As you can see here, surf industry celebrities were on hand to see who won the Channel Islands biscuit! That's Mark Occhilupo holding up the biscuit, Pat O'Connell witnessing, and Josh Lewis and Bill Bittner from matching up the numbers. Who is the person who won's none other than:


...CJ from FUEL TV!

What do dual action CPUs and a bumpin Ford Escort have in common?! Both are property of Kristin Jankel, the subject if this month's industrial profile.  Click Kristin's name above to learn more about her role at DC Shoes as the footwear production coordinator.

Who Got Hired!

Hurley has the one and only Keith, aka "Kika," Madrigal on board as it's Tech Artist.

Allison Harris will be starting at Volcom this week as their new HR Assistant.

Sales Rep. Opportunities
Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal & Multiple Territories
REMARE Sandals
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Globe International
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple U.S. Territories
Independent Sales Representatives - Northeast, Southeast, Southwest & Midwest Territories

Tyrant Snowboards
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Dwindle Distribution
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Orange County
Outside Sales Reps - West Coast (ASR/Magic/Surf EXPO)
66º North US Inc.
Outside Sales Rep (New England, PNW, Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic)
Motive Boardwear
Independent Sales Representatives - Florida & California
FEW Clothing Company
Outside Sales Representatives - Northwest, California, Northern Midwest, Mid Atlantic, Northeast, New England, Florida, Quebec (CANADA)
Grenade (Street Apparel, Glove & Snow Lines)
Independent Sales Reps - Texas (can include: OK, AR, LA, MS, AL) & Florida Territories
Vertical Limit
Outside Sales Rep - All Territories
Bulky Boy, Inc
Multiple US Territories & Canada
O’Quinn Clothing
Outside Sales Rep - Hawaii-Guam, Pacific NW, Midwest-Texas, Colorado-Rockies, Northeast
Lifted Research Group
Outside Sales Reps (Action Sports Division) - Northeast and Midwest
Sullen Clothing
Outside Sales Representative - Multiple Territories (Especially Midwest & East Coast)
Luxirie, by LRG
Sales Reps - All Territories

Hyperflex Wetsuits

Independent Sales Rep - NorCal, Central Cal, Mid-Atlantic (VA Beach, NC), Southeast (NC, SC, GA), Gulf Coast

NEMA International
Independent Sales Representatives - All Territories

Solar Swim
East and West Regional Independent Sales Agents
Industry News
Billabong Acquires Dakine: All the details about this latest acquisition by the Billabong group.
It’s a special Hurley Week on The Daily Habit: It’s “Hurley Week” on the Daily Habit! Today guest host Cameron Steele welcomes one of Hurley’s most respected names in surf and now in the home office, former WCT mainstay and regular here on FUEL TV’s Drive Thru series, Pat O’Connell.
ASR Unveils Packed Events and Seminar Schedule: ASR, the Action Sports Retailer Expo, transcends trade event status this September 4th-6th by pulling together an incomparable three days of action sports industry events and seminars.
Monument Snowboards 2008-2009 Website has Launched: A non-traditional snowboard and complete lifestyle site for those interested in subjects beyond snowboarding is knocking at your door.  Subjects that include the latest in art trends, fashion,  music, local scenes, resorts ,products, travel and lifestyle surrounding all things on Monument's new site, as well as useless info that we deem cool for you to view and read. 
Frequency, The Snowboarder's Journal, Introduces New Staff: In continuing funny feelings, LLC’s commitment to clean, progressive aesthetics are pleased to introduce frequency TSJ’s new Designer, Jessie Carlson
Utah Governor Huntsman and Utah Sports Commission to Speak at Press Conference: Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., announced today that Utah Governor Jim Huntsman and the Utah Sports Commission will host a press conference Friday, August 29 at 2:00 p.m. to welcome back Monster Energy® Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Zoo York Cockroach Artist Series: Inspired by Gotham’s most unbreakable resident – the cockroach – Zoo York’s new pro model board series features custom roach graphics by five renowned NYC artists including Greg Lamarche (SP.ONE), Steve Nishimoto (Nish), Kyle Talbott (Mesk One), Stephen Halker, and Jules Kim (Bijules).
Event Calendar?
Recent Grad
Action Angel Hat Special Features Fundraiser Hat
Dakine & Billabong, another one bites the dust?
3D design or autoCAD
Laird Hamilton & Steve & Barry’s?
HELP I need positive guidance!
Can some work experience be bad?
Have you seen this?
How do you know when an accountant is on holiday?
Technical Designer
MalakyeB2B Update


Is the product lifecycle of headwear and accessories (as illustrated above) really that simple? It is for Thread Design, a company dedicated to making this simplistic picture a reality in production of headwear and accessories for more than a decade.  Thread is a private label manufacturer of headwear and beanies with offices in San Diego, Calif., and Chicago, Ill. and has more than a decade of experience in making headwear. Seeing a company's service lifecycle (Thread's diagram above) might put a developer at ease some, but testimony from one of it's customers might really make the time between pre-book and retail delivery more enjoyable.  "We rely upon Thread to deliver products that match our cost, delivery and quality standards and they meet these requirements time and time again. I highly recommend Thread for any and all your custom headwear needs." states Cory Patterson of Hurley. It almost brings a one-dimensional photo into full on 3D!

Do you ever feel like someone follows you around, writes down your good ideas, then turns them in to reality? One look at Swany's g.cell glove might make you feel that way. Winter 08/09 will find snow enthusiasts on peaks across the globe talking to their thumbs! Swany has created the first (that we know of) Bluetooth enabled ski / snowboard glove. About 18 months of design and development and it's pretty much ready to go. Simulate the real action by walking up to the person you work next to, holding your thumb next to your mouth and saying, "hey, are you at mid lodge right now?!"

Eco-consciousness is growing within tradeshows. One San Francisco based marketing firm is reportedly working with one of the largest tradeshows in the world, Consumer Elecectronics Tradeshow, on minimizing the carbon footprint of the show. That work is supported by another company's product which is a giant "dashboard" for all show goers to obverse the carbon foot, set a bench mark to beat next year print created by this show. Meanwhile, Tadpole Marketing out of Venice, Calif., put together a short list of five ideas on how to make your company's tradeshow presence a little more green.

Adding flair to hoodies is a growing trend according to 3D Industries. 3D has been delivering demands with what they see as the new trend for hoodies. The shift is now adding not only to the look, but also the use and feel with technical features and different fabrics. Adding tech features such as an iPod integrated system and strategic storage pocket placements.

The '80s are back! Correction, the '80s have been back for a while, not only in the style of clothes, music, and maybe art, but also in media. Surfer Magazine provides a blast from the past with it's 3D issue. Photo featuring old school thrill technique and new school surfing.

JobWire: August 25, 2008

Timbuk2 Designs, in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for a Product Line Manager (SSR) with 4+ years experience to be responsible for overseeing the development process to assure the on-time development, engineering and accurate specification publication for their assigned categories.

Looking for a job in NorCal?  If so, check out Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. in Morgan Hill!  They're looking for a Demand Planning Analyst with 4+ years experience to be responsible for providing substantial analytical support to the Demand Planning Manager and Senior Analyst.

Sportgenic, Inc., a start-up, online media and technology company in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for team-oriented, self-motivated leaders for the following "2" positions:
VP of Business Development (3+ yrs exp)
VP of Partner Relations (3+ yrs exp)

A Confidential Company, specializing in surf apparel in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an Accounting Manager.  Note: Must be CPA certified!

, Inc., located in Santa Cruz, Calif., is looking for a Website / Email Designer to assist in Website/Microsite creation and maintenance, creation of flash banner ads, as well as create and execute HTML e-mailers.

O'Neill, in Irvine, Calif., needs an Associate Buyer/Planner with 2+ years experience to assist in procuring product for all channels of retail.

Signal Snowboards, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a Production Manager (Hardgoods) with 3+ years experience to maintain schedules, machines, CAD files, and inventory as well as set up and develop new manufacturing processes.

LRG is looking for a LAPC - Logistics and Production Coordinator - with 2+ years EXP to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs a HR File Clerk to be in charge of creating and maintaining the personnel, benefits and payroll files for the Distribution Center, Corporate, QAMO, and Retail.

New Era Cap, in Irvine, Calif., needs a Product Designer with 5+ years experience to develop innovative new products from concept to prototype.

Adidas is looking for a Product Manager (Originals Footwear) with 3+ years experience to join its team in Portland, Ore.

August 22, 2008

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Ad Designer to be responsible for generating creative ideas and executions for global advertising across all categories.

Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., has "2" new openings for the following positions:
Graphic Designer (Fallen Footwear & Apparel)

Ezekiel, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Apparel Design Assistant / Product Developer to join its junior's division in Irvine, Calif.

Patagonia, in Ventura, Calif., needs a Product Developer (Hardgoods) with 3+ years experience to collaborates with the Director of Product Development Operations to achieve product initiatives.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for "2" people to fill the following positions:
HRIS Analyst - will maintain PeopleSoft HRMS and related systems.
Graphic Designer - oversee art and imagery (preferably experience in Surf) with various platforms such as print, in-store content, websites and television commercials from conception to completion.

Nine Star, a rapidly expanding action sports retailer in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of Buying (Hardgoods) with 7-10+ years buying experience.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking to hire "7" lucky people to fill the following positions:
Sr. Product Developer (Outdoor-Sportswear)
Product Developer (Outdoor-Sportswear & Outerwear)
Senior Designer (Equipment- Tents)

Loomworks Apparel, a leading sportswear and loungewear company based in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a strong creative Junior Designer with 5+ years experience and a trained eye for trends, prints & colors.

Putnam Sourcing Group, an Import Fashion Accessory Company with a very strong base of action sports industry clients as well as urban industry clients and located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a Graphic Designer/Artist to play a dual role – creating original graphics, designing accessories, t-shirt graphics and creating spec sheets for caps, hats, beanies, bags and

EVS Sports, In Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is currently seeking "3" stylish and passionate individuals for the following positions:
Head of Design (11+ yrs exp)
Product Designers (4+ yrs exp)
Product Developer (3+ yrs exp)

Adidas, in Portland, Ore., needs a Graphic Designer (Coastal/Skate) with 4+ years experience to create graphics for a variety of product ranges, primarily apparel and footwear.

Pearl Izumi, in Gilroy, Calif., needs a Retail Management Trainee with 2+ years experience to join its team.

August 21, 2008

Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is looking for a Category Manager (Pro-Tec) with 4+ years experience to be responsible for creating, owning, and championing a channel of the global Vans Equipment business including overall strategic direction and product line management.

Podium Distribution, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a Logistics Associate (Apparel) with 2+ years experience to join its team.

Jansport, in San Leandro, Calif., needs a Product Developer (Packs & Travel) with 3+ years experience to manage the development process of company product lines as assigned.

Price Point Mail Order, located in Gardena, Calif., is a fast-growing bike industry mail order company that is looking for a Web Assistant with expertise in Dreamweaver and other web design software to make their website that much better!  Is that you?!

A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a Junior Accountant/Financial Analyst to assist in handling office correspondence and meetings, rental property management, income tax coordination, estate planning, bookkeeping, etc.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has "11" positions open for takers!  The following include:
Footwear Designer (5+ yrs exp)
Footwear Developer
Divisional Merchandise Manager (Etnies)
Merchandising Manager (All Brands)
éS Brand Marketing Manager
Group Manager (Accounting)

etnies Graphic Designer (Level II)
Print Production Artist (Temporary)
In-House Domestic Sales Representative

Public Relations Intern
Retail Marketing Intern

Vans Retail is looking for Retail Management for its location in Orlando, Fla. What are you waiting for? Open interviews are next week!

Sole Technology is looking for an Assistant Store Manager with 2+ years experience to skate into its position in Lake Forest, Calif.

August 20, 2008

Check out what's going on with Hart and Huntington!  Full on assault in building a team.  Now is your chance to join the H&H crew in one of eight available job opportunities.

Hart and Huntington, located in Southern California, has "8" openings for the following positions:
Import Production Manager
Inside Sales Representative
Executive Assistant
Apparel Designer
Graphic Designer
Web/Creative Marketing
Customer Service Manager

Zumiez, in Everett, Wash., is currently seeking a Junior Designer with 5+ years experience who can manage creative and technical development of product within merchandise assortment strategies.

Bell Sports, in Santa Cruz, Calif., needs a Senior Graphic Designer (Product) with 5+ years experience to be responsible for projects on all platforms including: Giro Bike, Giro Snow, Giro Eyewear, Bell Bike, Bell Powersports and Bell Action Sports

Creative Recreation, in West Hollywood, Calif., is looking for an enthusiastic Accounts Receivable Clerk who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment.

O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., has an opportunity for a Staff Accountant with 2+ years experience to join their growing company.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Customer Service Representative with 3+ years experience to handle incoming phone calls, while building and maintaining professional relationships with all accounts and sales representatives.

Global Trim Sale, in Yorba Linda, Calif., is looking for a Senior Account Executive with 3+ years experience to join its team.

Adio Footwear, in Vista, Calif., has "2" exciting opportunities to join their team for the following positions:
Footwear Designer - (3+ yrs exp) Work hand in hand with senior footwear designer and brand manager on the future of the product line.
Apparel & Accessories Designer - (3+ yrs exp) Direct the development of both in line and SMU products seasonally.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., needs a Retail Accountant with 2+ years experience and strong business, accounting and financial analysis skills to ensure the success of company strategies.

Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., has an opening for an Apparel & Accessories Designer with 2+ years experience to design and create Black Box soft goods product lines.

Quiksilver Retail, in New York, has "5" Retail Positions available at their Time Square, Soho, and 5th Avenue Locations.

August 19, 2008

Grenade, in Portland, Ore., is looking for an Apparel Designer with 3+ years experience in coordinating designs, theme styling, fabrics, trend directions, and design software.

Girl Distribution, in Torrance, Calif., needs an experienced Senior Apparel Designer with 5+ years experience to be responsible for merchandising and designing all apparel product lines.

Specialized Bicycle Components, located in Morgan Hill, Calif., is looking for an Urban Bike Product and Globe Brand Manager to create and implement planning to support their corporate business objectives.

Fortune Fashions, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is looking for a T-Shirt Graphic Designer to create original graphics to be embellished on t-shirts and fashion tops.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Raisins & Roxy Sales Support Associate to be responsible for order entry and RA processing and providing excellent customer service via email and over the phone.

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., needs a Key Account Manager (Apparel) with 3+ years experience to grow Women's business and work with National Account Team to grow both Men's and Women's apparel and accessories in existing and new accounts.

Globe, in El Segundo, Calif., is looking for someone to handle Data Entry.  This person will have an advanced understanding of Microsoft EXCEL, perform data entry, sales tracking and reporting.

Transworld, in Oceanside, Calif., is looking for a Sales Development Associate to create revenue opportunities for their sales staff by dreaming up advertising initiatives, and then helping to package, execute and project manage those initiatives.

Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is looking for an Assistant Buyer to help in procurement for product for all channels of retail.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also looking for college age Interns looking for experience in marketing, finance, sales, and merchandising and design.


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