Industry News 9/22/2008

Malakye Weekly: Fresh JobWire, B2B, Trivia, Live from ASR '08 & More!

Malakye Weekly: Sept. 22, 2008
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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, Live from ASR '08 with Malakye.com, and a fresh JobWire and Sale Rep Section to start off the week.

When you finish taking care of business, take a shot at this month's
Malakye Trivia! If you know your skate history you'll have the upper hand on this month's prize, so click the link above for a chance at winning some new clothes from Fox.

After checking out the latest jobs and content, travel down yonder the view the latest news and forums discussions below.

Who Got Hired!

Loomworks Apparel now has Kyla Benson as its Junior Designer.

Lacey Flynn
is Creative Recreation's latest
Sales Assistant.

Beach Feet
hired Brandon Burdick and Chris Hanson to handle Outside Sales.
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 >>

Malakye News: Live From ASR '08
Shmooz', Casting Call & Battle of the Shops Contest Pic's
Malakye's Shmoozapalooza and Casting Call were out in full effect at this September's ASR show in downtown San Diego. Not only was the Shmooz' a success, Malakye's Casting Call on the show floor was a blast for any and all show goers willing to participate.

Below is a snippet of the Shmooz', Casting Call and Battle of the Shops Contest. Click the picture below to view the full story!

Sales Rep. Opportunities
SUB-REPS:
Confidential Sales Agency
Sales Representative (Sub) Southeast

OUTERWEAR:
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

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

APPAREL:
Fat Lip
Independent Sales Reps - NY, NJ, VT, THE CAROLINAS, FL, HI
Oxbow
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

Larry Hansel Clothing, LLC
Outside Sales Executive - Los Angeles

Industry News
This Week On FUEL TV's The Daily Habit
Save the Endangered SLC Mini-Ramp
Transworld Business Webcasts Live from Trade Shows
Malakye Comic Strip Archives!
Northwave Announces New Reps: Mignon and Saylor
Artecsnowboards.com is Launched for the 08/09 Season
The Art Institute of California - Hollywood: Portfolio Show
Forums

Obama Speech: This one's too good to pass up! The fiery debate continues.

Action Sports Association: the ASA is makin' moves. Click here to check on the progress.

So what do I go to school for: Degree not steering you in the right direction? Click here to learn what you can do.

The Showcase Thread: Show off your creative work, get feedback, and check others work here.

Thrashin': Click here to check out one of the first skate movies.

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)

Company Location
Creative Concept Lake Forest, Ca, CA
Platinum Logistics San Diego , CA
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
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JobWire: Sept. 22, 2008
Select Design, in Burlington, Vt., has an opening for an ambitious, energetic, and organized National Sales Associate with 4+ years experience who will thrive in a creative, fast-paced team environment.

Lucy Love, based in Orange County, Calif., is currently seeking an organized
Customer Service Representative with 3+ years experience who is able to multi task, has excellent computer skills and has EDI experience.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for an
Outerwear Merchandising Manager with 3+ years experience to join its team.

Vans, in Cypress, Calif., is currently seeking a
Coordinator (Materials) with 3+ years experience who will be responsible for all areas related to fabric and trim usage in the Vans Apparel Division.

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a
Print Graphic Designer with 2+ years experience to design, develop and coordinate wholesale catalogues, point of sale material and other in-store visual material.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a
Customer Service Rep Coordinator to maintain Latin America inventory fulfillment and to manage and maintain the Mexico order file.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is also currently seeking a Jr. Customer Service Rep / Data Entry to help out with daily product transfers between Latin America and wholesale data bases.

Creative Recreation, in Los Angeles, Calif., is currently seeking a young outgoing intelligent individual, interested in working in a fast pace growing company, to be their
West Coast Women's / Kid's Sales Representative.

Billabong Retail is currently seeking a
Store Manager for their Centralia, Wash. location.

September 19, 2008

Motosport, Inc., a direct-to-consumer, multi-channel retailer of parts, accessories and apparel for the personal motorized recreational vehicles market including dirt bike, sport bike, ATV and cruiser based in Tualatin, Ore., is looking for an
Apparel Designer with 4+ years experience.

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.

HPI Racing, n Foothill Ranch, Calif., needs a Brand Developer with 3+ years experience to work with a variety of departments including Research and Development, Marketing, Accounting, and Warehouse and Manufacturing.

New Era, in Irvine, Calif., needs an Office Administrator with 3+ years experience to be responsible for all administrative support, reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing - Action Sports.

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.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "5" exciting opportunities for the following positions:
Technical Services Manager - 8 yrs exp
Product Developer (Performance - Endurance) - 5 yrs exp
Designer (Action Sports) - 3 yrs exp
Product Developer (Youth/Ascentials) - 3 yrs exp
Specification Technician (Endurance) - 3 yrs exp

Black Box Distribution, in Carlsbad, Calif., has "3" opportunities for the following positions:
Apparel & Accessories Designer
Footwear Development Assistant (Fallen Footwear)
Graphic Designer (Fallen Footwear & Apparel)

Sept. 18, 2008

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Quality Control Specialist with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for providing general support for the warranty department.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a
Product Developer (Bike Performance Products) with 5+ years experience to create and maintain comprehensive spec packages that meet the product's goals for performance, innovation, image, function, and commercial viability.

Liquid Graphics, in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for a
Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience and an exceptional ability to apply and perform creative design skills.

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a
Demand Planner with 4+ years experience to coordinate between sales, finance, logistics, and sourcing to profitably buy and manage inventory to meet seasonal sale's plans.

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking for a
Financial Analyst with 3+ years experience who will provide input into business unit planning and performance metrics and develop internal and/or external partnerships that leverage resources and improve business unit responsiveness.

OGIO, in Salt Lake City, Utah, has "2" openings for the following positions:
Marketing Manager (7 yrs exp)
Director - Student / Professional (7 yrs exp)


Sportnet, in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking "2" experienced individuals to join their sales development team for the following positions:
Manager, Sales Development - Strategy & Research (5 yrs exp)
Manager, Sales Development - Creative (3 yrs exp)

September 17, 2008

Sitka, in Vancouver Island, Canada, is seeking a
National Sales Manager with 3+ years experience who will be responsible for forecasting, the development and implementation of sales objectives and strategies for the SITKA sales Team.

Infinite Scale Design Group, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is seeking a mid level
Sport Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience to join their team.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is currently seeking a
Product Developer (Footwear) with 3+ years experience to contribute to the development, engineering, and specifications processes of innovative and technologically advanced products.

Fox Head, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is currently seeking a MX Boot Developer (Performance Products) with previous boot development experience in technical trail, hiking, snowboard or ski boots preferred.

Fox Head, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for a
Footwear Developer (Performance Products) with 3+ years minimum footwear development experience.

Billabong, located in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Production Assistant to issue purchase orders to international factories based on budgets and communicate with vendors to ensure production is correct and on time.

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., is also seeking a
Quality Control Coordinator to ensure the consistency of fit, quality and constructions of garments.

Gathering Storm, in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a
Web Interface Designer who is passionate about sports and has demonstrated the ability to translate ideas and concepts into strongly branded, intuitively interfaced websites that function on the "best of class" standards including CSS, PHP, and Flash.

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.

EXPN.com, 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.

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.

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.

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 Retail, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a Construction Project Assistant to oversee the administration of the purchase order process for owner furnished fixtures for new store construction.

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