Industry News 10/13/2008

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Malakye Weekly: Oct. 13, 2008
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Malakye Weekly is comin' at you live and direct!  As always, we'll flatter you with a little JobWire action, a splash of news with a side of new interviews, the latest B2B Vendors to get your business bumpin', and to top it off, some "Hot Off the Shelf" to keep you in the now - enticing isn't it; scroll down to Malakye News to satisfy those taste buds!

If you haven't already checked out this month's
Industrial Profile with Richard Mulder and Company Q&A with Thrasher Magazine, get the ball rollin' and check them out below.  Also, if you're feelin' the "Gift to Gab," take a stroll through the Forums section below to gab, excite, demolish, approve, reject, call out, or praise comments and conjectures of your peers.  Don't be bashful, it's only a scroll away!
Industrial Profile: Richard Mulder - Professional Skater & Financial Advisor
What does Chocolate, the infamous skate video “Mouse,” and Merrill Lynch have in common?  The answer: Richard Mulder.  For those of you who don’t already know, Mulder was part of one of the most influential skate eras of all time, throwing down with the likes of Eric Koston, Gino Iannucci, Guy Mariano, Chico Brenes, Stevie Williams and Keenan Milton to name a few.  However, he realized there was a lot of potential outside the action sports industry and eventually found a way to mingle the two.

Sticking with his true passion for skateboarding, Mulder pursued a career as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, and is now helping professional skateboarders and ASI companies alike manage various aspects of their portfolios.  Not only does Rich contribute to the well being of the industry, he also gives back to the skateboarding community by volunteering his spare time to various skate functions.  It’s not all about dollars and cents, so kick back, break some bread, and ride the lyrical highway in this month’s Industrial Profile.  MORE >>

Company Q&A: Thrasher Magazine
If you’re hesh to death and flat out don’t give a damn about conforming to societal standards, you might belong up in the ranks with Thrasher Magazine - and every other skater on the planet for that matter.  But wait up there Charlie, be weary of comparing yourself to the likes of “The Skater’s Bible”!  Thrasher, skate slang originally coined by legendary pro skater Duane Peters, is known for being one of the first publications dedicated to skateboarding.  Thrasher has been bringin’ some of the rawest, raddest content since 1981, so recognize, and enjoy this month’s Company Q&A with the sweet, sweet verbal repertoire of Thrasher's editor at large, Mike Burnett.  MORE >>
Malakye News: Hot Off the Shelf!
Skatebook's "Lance Mountain Edition" is out on the shelves, so don't miss out on this classic piece of skateboard memorabilia.  Skatebook rolls into the life and times of some of the top pros, renowned spots of the day, and brings the past back to light through various articles, reminiscent photos and landmarks that shaped the industry into what it is today.  Click Bart's "Leap of Faith" (left) or Skatebook's "Lance Mountain Edition" (above) to learn more and purchase a copy for yourself.


What's the significance of this nice pair of walkshorts pictured above you ask?  Look closer, they're named after!  The men and women of thank O'Neill for the flattery!  It's like having someone name a kid after you.

Malakye Trivia: October's Prize!

October's Malakye Trivia prize puts the "Who" in "Who Rahhh"!, will be handing over a one-of-a-kind "Office Booyz" signature snowboard jacket.  Malakye and 686 came together to commemorate the sacred Office Booyz contest and put together a sacred piece of outerwear.  Take a shot at this month's trivia for a chance at winning the "RADNESS" by clicking here!
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Mormaii - Sandals
Independent Sales Reps - California | Hawaii 

DNA Distribution (Hardgoods & Apparel)
Outside Sales Reps - Nor Cal, San Diego, Pacific Northwest, Texas & Various Other Territories Throughout the U.S.
Jart Skateboards
Road Sales Representatives - Northern & Southern California
Tum Yeto
Independent Sales Rep - Midwest, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
Endless Break Wake Surfboards
Independent Sales Reps - Mid West / Rockies / East Coast

United States Bankcard Service
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Rip Curl (Mountainwear)
Independent Sales Reps - Mtn, Southwest, Mid West, East, South, New Eng.
Ambiguous Clothing
Outside Sales Representatives - Southern & Northern California, Northwest, Southwest/Rockies, North East & Puerto Rico
Independent Sales Reps - Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and Mid-Atlantic
Lifetime Collective
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast & Rockies
Outside Sales Representatives - Mid Atlantic/ Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County
Fat Lip
Independent Sales Reps - NY, NJ, VT, THE CAROLINAS, FL, HI
Independent Sales Reps - Northern California, East Coast and Florida
Creative Recreation
West Coast Women’s / Kid’s Sales Representative
Defiant By Nature
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple U.S. and International

S4 Optics
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Solar Swim
East and West Regional Independent Sales Agents
Industry News
Monitor Premiums Announces Promotional Item Concepts for October
Wizzard Media Launches WizzardX. A Highly Targeted Action Sports Video Channel
group Y to host Panel Discussion Wednesday, October 22nd at Quiksilver
Skatebook and milk milk - Sittin' In A Tree!
Forum and The Hundreds Create Co-Branded, Limited Edition Snowboard
Faultline Terrain Park at Mountain High Doubles Production Budget
Jetpilot Announces Website Launch - Packed with Features
FUEL TV To Conquer Colorado on Comcast
Project BLUE Gets Famous
Could ASI History repeat itself? Where do you think the industry is heading?  This is a great topic, so dive in and contribute.

Getting into the industry: Good info inside!  Dive in to get good feedback and add some advice of your own.

Naked Women = Burton Love: Is the beauty of nature distasteful!  Grab some Binaca, a splash of cologne perhaps, and view the latest buzz.

Is salary always negotiable? What do you think?  Jump on in and add your two cents.

Inspirational Designers: Who's your inspiration?  Click here to see what inspires the masses.

MalakyeB2B Update: Newest Vendors
At Advent Creative, we have assembled a world-class team of designers in a variety of different media. From our award-winning videographers and web programmers to our innovative and edgy designers, we can create anything you can imagine. Although we ha -
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AOSA is environmentally friendly printing and POP. That simple. Here's how:
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Worldwide United develops OEM and ODM projects from concept to production. No matter where you are in this process, we have the skills, resources, and tools to realize your vision for your product. From hands-on experience in China, Thailand, and the US, -
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Creative Concept is an American and Chinese enterprise with directors from Europe and America. Creative Concept's Chinese office was set up in November 2002 in Hangzhou City which is just an 1 hour drive from the international business center of China, Sh -
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Platinum Logistics “Transporting your expectations to a higher level" Our Only Mission - "To keep our customers happy" " We are locals in the San Diego area, but -
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JobWire: Oct. 13, 2008
Holden Outerwear, in Portland, Ore., is looking for a creative and motivated Sales Manager with 7+ years experience to motivate, mentor, and train sales people.

Surf Fanatics, in Jacksonville, Fla., is looking for an E Commerce Manager with 5+ years experience to join its team.

A Confidential Company, in Newport Beach, Calif., is seeking a Design Associate with 3+ years experience for product development of private label for major surf & skate brands.

Grind King, in Venice, Calif., is expanding quickly and seeking a highly motivated and experienced Inside Sales Rep.

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.

Planet Earth to
Category Manager! Come in Category Manager Planet Earth, located in Seattle, Wash. is looking for a Category Manager to manage timely execution of sportswear and outerwear apparel design and development, collections that are compelling and competitive within the industry, managed in a fiscally strategic and responsible manner.

Jansport, located in San Leandro, Calif., has an exciting new opening for a Sales Coordinator with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for supporting the sales directors with key account presentation materials, facilitating communication between the field sales team and corporate sales department, and managing the sales sample process. 

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.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for "3" lucky people to fill the following positions:
Senior Designer (Equipment - Tents)
Product Developer (Youth)
Product Developer (Ascentials)

October 10, 2008

Origin Design + Communications
is looking for a Business Development Specialist with 5+ years experience to develop new business by identifying, qualifying and contacting potential customers.  This position will be based out of Whistler, BC or Montreal, QC Canada.  Fluency in French a plus!

Chrome Industries, in San Francisco, Calif., needs a Sales Manager with 5+ years experience to be responsible for helping the company achieve its annual top line sales goals specifically in the wholesale channels.

If you're a Production Manager with 3+ years experience, Earthpack is looking for YOU to join its team in Irvine, Calif.  The candidate will work with distribution operations, sourcing and sales operations to align delivery targets and manage inventory control; work with Logistics Coordinator to ensure on time delivery of direct shipments; track inbound PO’s, etc.

A Confindential Company is seeking a Senior Apparel/Accessories Designer (Freelance) with 3+ years expereince to join its team.  You will be responsible for the concept, design, and creation of complete apparel and accessory lines including # of sku’s and sku types, ensuring the use of 100% sustainable fabrics and trims and fair trade labor.

ROXY, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is out and about looking for a Footwear Graphic Designer/Colorist (ROXY Athletic) with 2+ years experience.  This position requires a strong emphasis on trend interpretation, materialization, color-blocking and graphic design/application on fashion/athletic footwear.

Billabong needs a Juniors' Accessories Designer with 2+ years experience to responsible for the design of all categories in the junior’s accessories line including Headwear, Belts, Beanies, Bags, Wallets and all other related accessories.

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., needs a Production Coordinator with 2+ years experience to join its clothing production department.

Fall is the best time of year in Florida, some might say!  And what better time to consider working with retailer / e-tailer Surf Fanatics, in Jacksonville, Fla., as its Senior Buyer.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is currently seeking a Business Manager (Adult Outerwear) with 8+ years experience to manage the costing process and represent the category specific product teams in global sourcing decisions.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for a HRIS Programmer Analyst with 3+ years experience to be responsible for serving as an integral part of Quiksilver’s HRIS team, maintaining PeopleSoft HRMS and related systems.

October 9, 2008

REEF, in Carlsbad, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of Sourcing with 10+ years experience to oversee, plan and execute sourcing activities.

Oakley is looking for a Business Systems Analyst (FI/CO) with 4+ years experience to join their team in Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Check it outOrage Ski, located in Longueuil, QC Canada, is looking for a Graphic Designer who speaks French!  If you have 2+ years experience in graphic design, and you can read their all French job posting, then you're in the running to become the newest member of their team!

Origin Design + Communications, a marketing and design firm in Montreal, QC Canada, is currently seeking a talented
Art Director / Senior Designer with 5+ years experience in an advertising or creative agency environment and both strong conceptual and design skills.

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.

Podium Distribution, in Torrance, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Women’s National Sales Manager (Matix & DVS) with 5+ years experience to lead and manage all aspects of the women’s sales team.

Zero Motorcycles, a zero-emission electric dirt bike company in Scotts Valley, Calif., is looking for a
Product Manager with 4+ years experience to be responsible for managing the U.S. manufacturing team and all aspects of assembly, quality and shipping to customers world-wide.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking to hire "3" lucky people!  Check out the following positions:
Textiles Graphic Manager - 5+ yrs exp
Product Manager (Action Sports) - 3+ yrs exp
Assistant Designer (Action Sports)

JART Skateboards is looking for an In-House Sales Representative with 3+ years experience to join its location in the Los Angeles Area.  JART is one of the biggest skate brands in the EU market, and this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground level as they've officially launched in the US.

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

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

Have you seen the Woodward at Copper facility yet?  It's a year-round snowboard training facility with a 20,000 square foot indoor facility.  It's impressive, and the first of it's kind!  Check it out.  Ok, now that you're familiar with it consider being the Head Coach!

October 8, 2008

O'Neill is currently seeking an Accounts Payable Manager with 5+ years experience to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a Designer (Boardshorts) who has 3+ years experience in graphic and boardshort design.

DC Shoes, in New York City, is looking for an East Coast Director of Footwear Sales with 7+ years experience who will lead and oversee footwear sales to specialty retailers.

Tum Yeto, located in downtown San Diego, Calif., is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Customer Service / Inside Sales Representative.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has the following "7" positions open for takers!
éS Brand Marketing Manager - 5 + yrs exp
etnies Graphic Designer level II - 3+ yrs exp
Web Designer
Staff Accountant
Footwear Developer
Public Relations Intern
Web Intern

Vans Retail is currently seeking Retail Managers for its location in Orlando, Fla.

Billabong Retail is currently seeking a Store Manager for its location in Cabazon, Calif.

October 7, 2008

Nike 6.0, in Beaverton, Ore., is currently seeking a Sports Marketing Manager with 5+ years experience in action sports and a strong ability to scout future athlete talent, negotiate deals, manage the budget and integrate into the business planning process.

Can you juggle multiple tasks like a pro?  If so, Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for you to be its new Art Department Assistant (Full-Time)5+ years experience in screen printing / apparel is important!

Jansport, located in San Leandro, Calif., has an exciting new opening for a Sales Coordinator with 5+ years experience who will be responsible for supporting the sales directors with key account presentation materials, facilitating communication between the field sales team and corporate sales department, and managing the sales sample process. 

Got a fashion / design degree? Put it to work! Indochine International, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for talented candidates to join its team for the following "3" positions:
Juniors / Fashion Designer -
7+ yrs exp
Apparel Merchandiser - 3+ yrs exp

Office / Personal Assistant

Flexfit, located in Fullerton, Calif., is currently seeking a motivated Domestic Embroidery Coordinator to coordinate with outside sales reps and house account customers on domestic embroidery orders.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is still on the radar looking to hire a Senior Designer (Equipment- Tents) with 8+ years experience who is comfortable designing whole collections.

Sun Diego Boardshops is in need of an Assistant Manager for their locations in Chula Vista and Mission Beach, Calif.

Record Collection Music, located in West Hollywood, Calif., is looking for Film / Video Interns to work with the director and editor on editing a documentary film on the life story of none other than Ozzy Osbourne!

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