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September 15, 2008

Malakye Weekly: Sept. 15, 2008
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New content and features are up and running!  This week's Malakye Weekly includes the latest Industrial Profile with Ryan Rush from O'Neill, a Company Q&A with SnL Communications, the MalakyeB2B Update, a news segment on ABC with Vipe Desai from Propaganda and project Blue, a jammed packed JobWire and Sales Rep section with the most recent opportunities in the industry, and much, much more.

After checking out the latest jobs and content, dive into the news and forums sections (below) to stay up to date on the most recent happenings in the action sports industry.

Who Got Hired!

Otto Nebel was hired by NXTagency to take on the role of Endemic Sales Director.

Kevin Campion is representing Stereo in Northern California and Nevada, in addition to representing all the brands for Tum Yeto including Toy Machine, Foundation, Pig, Ruckus and Dekline shoes. Kevin owns Paradise Coalition, a surf accessory brand, and is still looking for one key line to round out his portfolio and justify the new hybrid he's eye ballin'!

Industrial Profile: Ryan Rush - O'Neill

Ryan Rush - O'Neill
If there’s one thing about the ASI that can be written in stone, it would be the fact that this industry is full of unique, talented and amazing people - more so than its corporate counterpart. Not only is it full of upbeat characters and “board-sport” enthusiasts, everyone seems to share one thing in common, the love for the action sports industry.  Ryan Rush, VP of Men’s Merchandising & Design at O’Neill, is the perfect example of the latter.  MORE >>

Company Q&A: SnL Communications

SnL Communications is a full-service agency that handles PR for a multitude of companies within the action sports industry.  Don’t dare call it “Extreme” sports or Staci Levine, partner at SnL Communications, might have to exchange words with you!  All kidding aside, Staci realized early on that there was great potential in introducing PR to the industry, which in turn led her to create an action sports division under SnL.

So whether it’s putting on a surf contest at Mavericks or tackling the Ultimate Boarder triathlon, SnL has all sides of the spectrum covered.  Staci Levine dives into the backbone of the industry, while providing great insight into the PR aspect of the marketing mix.  Now all you have to do is grab a snack, a cup of “Joe” perhaps, and jump right in.  MORE >>

News Update: Propaganda & project Blue Light Up ABC News
Vipe Desai, of Propaganda HQ and project Blue, appears on an ABC morning show. Check out this six minute segment to see Vipe teaching the reporter how to surf, and educating the world on the Surfrider Foundation and project Blue.  Click image (left) to view the news clip.
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Confidential Sales Agency
Sales Representative (Sub) Southeast

Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal & Multiple Territories
Globe International
Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Jib Hunt (Apparel & Outerwear)
Outside Sales Reps - So Cal, Nor Cal & Multiple Territories
Rip Curl
Independent Sales Reps - MTN | S.W. | MID W | EAST | SOUTH | NEW ENG

Flat Fitty/Lavish Headwear
Outside Sales Representatives - So Cal, Nor Cal & Multiple Territories

Dwindle Distribution

Independent Sales Reps - Fl & Mid West

Independent Sales Reps - Northern California, East Coast and Florida
Creative Recreation
West Coast Women’s / Kid’s Sales Representative
Glas Apparel
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Lucy Love
Independent Sales Representatives - New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, & Washington D.C
Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Los Angeles
Outside Sales Reps - West Coast (ASR/Magic/Surf EXPO)

Industry News
Sullen Collective Art Show September 27th
ROXY Professional Surfers Take Home Top Honors at the 2008 Surfer Poll Awards
History Repeats Itself at the 2008 Surfer Poll and Video Awards
Quiksilver Surfers Pick Up Four Wins at 2008 Surfer Poll Awards
Podium Distribution Acquires New Office Space, Adds Employees
Burton and Volvo Cars Expand Partnership to Europe
ASR Reflects Market Optimism as Industry Rises Above Economy
NYCA Launches At ASR
Imperial Motion Launches – Representing The Underachiever

4 all the Headz & B-Boyz: Are you an "Everyday Normal Guy"?  Find out here!

Obama Speech: The forums debate continues!

The Showcase Thread: Check out your peers work and post yours here.

Thrashin': If you've never seen this old school skate flick, you're in for a treat.  Click here to start the show!

Finding reps for smaller brands: Click here to view the reality of sales rep life.

MalakyeB2B Update: Latest Vendors
Oh yeah!  You need to find a new vendor for your company - here are all the latest and greatest from MalakyeB2B!  Check out this list, or browse. (Are you interested in offering your company's products or service?  Click here to learn about setting up a Vendor account)



Tangram International Exhibitions Pleasantville, NY
Oletta HK Hong Kong, AB
Thread Designs Solana Beach, CA
KPIfix Inc. Pasadena, CA
Action Team Consultants Foothill Ranch, CA
Sticky Media Montreal, QC
Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial San Diego, CA
Merrill Lynch Costa Mesa, CA
JobWire: Sept. 15, 2008

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is currently seeking a Public Relations Manager with 5+ years experience to be responsible for the strategic planning, execution and launching of new product releases including writing press releases, identifying target publications, writing pitch letters and coordinating media follow-up.

Podium Distribution, home of DVS, Matix, and Lakai has an immediate opening for a Sales Support Analyst with 3+ years experience who has advanced skill in Microsoft Excel and an aptitude for analysis, reporting, and understanding of sales to join the team at its headquarters in Torrance, Calif.

Sauce Design, in Venice Beach, Calif., is seeking a highly detail oriented Project Manager with 3+ years experience to assist their creative director and clients in the creation and execution of client marketing plans.

Zumiez, in Everett, Wash., is looking for a Men's Designer with 5+ years experience to manage creative and technical development of product and research seasonal trends, themes and styling.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is currently seeking a Textiles Graphic Manager with 5+ years experience to execute the aesthetic vision of the print design, understand technical limitations and suggest best methods.

A Confidential Company, in Carlsbad, Calif., needs a Creative Director with 5+ years experience to establish and evolve the brand “voice” and is responsible for determining the best ways for the company to conceptually represent the brand.

FUEL TV, located in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently recruiting a
Marketing Manager with 3+ years experience to create and execute a wide range of marketing initiatives to maximize brand awareness, viewer tune-in and customer acquisition and retention.

Hybrid Tees, a rapidly growing supplier of private label Ts to several key Action Sports retail chain stores, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Account Manager/Merchandiser (Mens & Boys) with 3+ years experience to join its location in Cypress, Calif.

Fortress Eyewear Group, makers of Crush, Kreed, and Vortex sunglass and goggle brands, has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Lead Hand with 3+ years experience to join their team in Lake Forest, Calif.

Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an Assistant Technical Designer / Fit Model who is familiar with product development or design.

Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, a law firm in Irvine, Calif. whose client base includes surf/ski/athletic companies, is looking for a Legal Secretary Assistant to join their team.

September 12, 2008

Grenade, a leading snowboard and street apparel company, needs a West Regional Sales Manager with 8+ years experience to manage reps and accounts in the western United States.

Are you a talented Product Designer looking to get your feet wet in the industry?  If so, you're in luck!  Rome Snowboards, out of Waterbury, Vt., is looking for a talented "Newbie" to join its product design team.  You will be responsible for applying your strong design skills and innovative thinking to create new products for the snowboard Boot, Binding and Softgoods categories, so click here to apply!

Copper Mountain is looking for a Ski/Snowboard Instructor to teach its youth and adult programs at its location in Frisco, Colo.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for "2" people to join its footwear production team.  The following positions include:
Footwear Production Director - manage footwear production to meet demand-supply equilibrium, etc.
Footwear Production Planner - analyze and plan production supply capacities to comfortably meet the demand, etc.

Fairfield, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a
Senior Designer of Men's Apparel with 5+ years experience to plan, execute and communicate long-term and seasonal design strategies that support the brand aesthetic and financial objectives for wholesale and retail divisions.

A Confidential Company, in Southern California, needs a VP of Sales with 11+ years experience to execute sales strategy, focusing on net sales growth while leveraging existing customer relationships into market share gain, developing and executing plans to deliver new channels of distribution.

Quiksilver is looking for a
Freelance Studio Photographer with 2+ years professional experience to produce product photography for line-books, catalogs, marketing and advertising.

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 still on the radar looking to hire "4" lucky people!  Check out the following positions:
Technical Services Manager
Product Manager (Action Sports)
Assistant Designer (Action Sports)
Senior Designer (Equipment- Tents)

Billabong Retail is looking for a Store Manager for their Breckenridge, Colo., location.

Vans is looking for an Art Intern to join it office in Cypress, Calif., so hurry up Picasso, click here to apply!

September 11, 2008

3D Industries, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Product Developer / Engineer with 8+ years experience who can receive (and come up with) an idea or design and make it come to life.

FUEL TV, in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a Sr. Web Producer with 5+ years experience who can oversee development, strategy and technical operations as well as provide hands-on, day-to-day creative and technical work associated with the web site.

A Confidential Private Label Company, specializing in the Powersports, Auto and Action Sports Industries based in Lake Forest, Calif., is looking for a 
Sourcing & Production Manager with 5+ years experience to handle its sourcing, purchasing & overall production.  Chinese speaking a plus!

Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Lead Technical Designer with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for the successful and timely development of seasonal products.

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

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

New Era Cap, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for an Assistant Production Coordinator to insure the accurate and timely entry of customer purchase orders, and maintain accurate records and documents of all development and production related activities.

September 10, 2008

Burton Snowboards, in Burlington, Vt., is currently seeking a Senior Product Manager (Men's Outerwear) with 5+ years experience to assist in conceptualization, development, and manufacturing of the Burton men's technical softgoods product lines.

Collective Licensing International, home to Airwalk, Vision Street Wear, Sims and more, is looking for Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to join their team in Englewood, Colo.

A Confidential Company, located in the Southeast, is currently seeking a Sales Representative (Sub) with 3+ years experience to join their sales team.

A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a VP Sales with 11+ years experience to manage sales programs and independent sales representatives.

The Program, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Sales Director with 7+ years experience to establish territorial sales objectives and develop and implement sales strategy.

Resource Distribution, in Costa Mesa, Calif., has an immediate opportunity for an experienced full time In-House sales Rep.

Active Ride Shop, in Ontario, Calif., has immediate openings for the following "2" positions:
Active Icon Merchandise Planning Analyst - (3+ yrs exp) Develop, execute and communicate store planning and allocation strategies that support the merchandising and financial objectives of all products produced under the Active Private Label.
Lead Merchandise Planner - (3+ yrs exp) Maximize sales by developing sound merchandise plans that support company goals for sales, turn and margin.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has the following "6" positions open for takers!
Footwear Designer (5+ yrs exp)

Divisional Merchandise Manager (Etnies)
éS Brand Marketing Manager
Merchandising Manager (All Brands)
etnies Graphic Designer (Level II)
Footwear Developer

Creative Recreation, in West Hollywood, Calif., is looking for a Credit and Collections Clerk with 2+ years experience to work in its accounting and customer service departments.

Flow Snowboarding, in San Clemente, Calif., is looking for college age 
Graphic Design Interns.

Vans has "3" new opportunities at their following retail locations:
Assistant Store Manager (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Stockroom Supervisor (Orlando, Fla.)
Stockroom Supervisor (Orange, Calif.)

September 9, 2008, in New York City, is looking for an Associate Editor with 2+ years experience to work under the general editors, editor and site director, assisting in all aspects of site production.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Product Developer (Outdoor-Sportswear) with 5+ years experience to manage the assigned development team and initiate strategy for product development.

Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for a
Technical Designer (Apparel) with 5+ years experience to provide technical leadership from the initial stage of design through production.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., has "3" openings for the following locations:
IT Programmer - (4+ yrs exp) Responsible for SAP Business One, customized reports that need to be created and programming customized software.
Allocation Coordinator - (3+ yrs exp) Provide support for allocations manager and monitor inventory levels.
EDI Assistant - Assist shoe company by entering orders and working with all sales rep inquiries.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is currently seeking a Product Manager - Accessories with 3+ years experience who can work in tandem with the cross functional team to insure quality, saleable product with on time delivery.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Cost Accounting Analyst with 2+ years experience who will review and identify cost variances, identify costing errors and communicate to staff.

Lifted Research Group (LRG), in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Logistics and Production Coordinator with 2+ years experience to track shipments from x-factory to warehouse.

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.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "5" openings for the following positions:
Design Director (Performance)
Senior Interactive Marketing Manager
Sr. Materials Analyst
Product Manager (Equipment)

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

Vans, THE leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, has "7" openings for the following retail positions:
Retail Management (Orlando, Fla.)
Retail Floor Supervisor (Orlando, Fla.)
Retail Floor Supervisor (Orange, Calif.)
Assistant Store Manager (Orlando, Fla.)
Assistant Store Manager (Orange, Calif.)
Sales Associate (Orlando, Fla.)
Sales Associate (Orange, Calif.)

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