Industry News 10/20/2008

Malakye Weekly: Latest Job Opp's Nationwide, B2B Update, News, Trivia & More!

Malakye Weekly: Oct. 20, 2008
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Another week has passed and the jobs keep rollin' in.  The JobWire (right) is full of job opportunities nationwide, including Canada as well, so all you have to do now is actively submit your resume to job opp's that match your experience and interests.  After you dive into this week's JobWire, take a hop, skip and a jump into this month's Industrial Profile, Company Q&A and the latest news that came in throughout the week.

This week's Malakye Weekly also features the MalakyeB2B Update, "What's New in the Neighborhood."  MalakyeB2B is the Business to Business Marketplace for the industry, so scroll down to view the latest vendors, news and services being offered in the ASI.

Who Got Hired!

Dragon recently hired on Ian Goolsby as its Senior Graphic Designer. Ian's previous experience comes from Stereo Skateboards where he was the art director. Congrats Ian!

Crankbrothers, in Laguna Beach, Calif., has a new Order Entry/Entry Level Bookkeeper in town. Congrats to Vivian Nyugen.

Guess who's the new VP of Marketing at Berkela Films! Carl Harris is now in the mix.

Lookin' to rock out in the green room? Well, guess who makes that possible! Ryan Sweeney is now H2Os latest Product Developer.

Josh Webster is Top Heavy Design Studios' latest Art Department Assistant.

Lisa Brock is the new Office Administrator at New Era.
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 Trivia: October's Prize!

October's Malakye Trivia 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, showed by Man-Am above.  Take a shot at this month's trivia for a chance at winning by clicking here!
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Creative Concept Industries
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Rip Curl (Mountainwear)
Independent Sales Reps - Mtn, Southwest, Mid West, East, South, New Eng.
AIRBLASTER (Outerwear, Accessories & Apparel)
Independent Sales Reps - New England, Eastern Great Lakes & Ontario, Canada

TSG Gear
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Coan Enterprises
Outside Sales/Service Rep (Nixon, Electric) - Arizona, Las Vegas, New Mexico
S4 Optics
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Vox Footwear
Outside Sales Representative - Midwest & Great Lakes
Mormaii - Sandals
Independent Sales Reps - California | Hawaii 

GromBiz USA
Outside Sales Reps - Northern & Southern California, Florida and East Coast, Midwest, Northeast, Pacific Northwest
Photon Light Boards
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
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

Outside Sales Reps - Pacific Northwest, So Cal, Rockies, Midwest, Upper Midwest, Northeast, Mid East, Southeast
Sullen Clothing
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories (Especially Midwest & East Coast)
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
Eternal Unlimited
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Outside Sales Representatives - Mid Atlantic/ Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County
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

Solar Swim
East and West Regional Independent Sales Agents
Industry News
Active Am Invitational Presented by Vans is Back
Limited Edition Zoo York x Jenna Jameson Collaboration
IPATH Skater Bob Burnquist Rolls Into The Final Stop Of the Dew Tour
Specialized Announces October Job Fair at Company Headquarters in Morgan Hill, Calif.
PJ Hathaway Named CEO of Flexdex Skateboards
Madrid Bodyboards Hosts Golf Tournament in San Clemente to Benefit Ron Ziebell and Family
Fat Lip Introduces Guarantee to Aid Retailers in Struggling Economy
Grenade Adds to its Arsenal with New West Coast Regional Sales Manager
Berkela Films Hires Action Sports Entertainment Veteran, Carl Harris
Action Sports Association: Click here to read about the growth trend of ASI enthusiasts.

Obama Speech: What do you think about the latest debates?  Click here to voice your opinion!

Could ASI History repeat itself? Where do you think the industry is headin'?  Come on Nostradamus, get to it!

Getting into the industry: Good info here!  Perhaps this will answer the age old question.

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: What's New in the Neighborhood!

MalakyeB2B's RFP system broadcasts your company's needs to vendors in a matter of seconds!  Vendors are ready, able and eager to fill your company's requests, and Buyer accounts are "FREE."  So if you're looking to connect with vendors from a large variety of specializations, look no further, they're right here on MalakyeB2B.

Vendors: Creating a Vendor Account opens a line of communication to our entire audience of qualified buyers.  If you're looking to bring in new business and launch your business onto new horizons, create your B2B Vendor account today!

On that note, highlights in this B2B  update include: an introduction to Advent Creative and AoSA Imaging, a special offer from PrintBetter.Biz, updates from Action Freight and Spin Imaging, and a recent L-R-G real estate deal lead by Doug Works at CBRE.


Updating your company website can be quick and easy, or a pain in the a*$! Without an easy-to-use Content Management System you might feel like a plumber showing up to open heart surgery with a monkey wrench - not a good feeling.  If that feeling is familiar to you, or someone you work with, an introduction to Advent Creative is in order!  Advent has recently developed a system by the name of Obray.  It's reported to be completely intuitive.  You can actually add, edit, and swap out your content using the web page itself from the front end, like one of your visitors would.  Finally, What You See Is What You Get, truly.  Advent provides a full host of services, including Graphic Design, Web Development, Multimedia, Branding & Rebranding, and SEO / Web Marketing. And a creative team obsessed with Wii almost as much as they're obsessed with delivering top quality work to you, on time and at a rate that will not force you into the commercial paper market :)


Environmentally friendly printing and POP. It's that simple. That is what AoSA Imaging is all about. If you can think it up, AoSA can most likely find an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution to your marketing dreams. Pictured above is a machine AoSA uses to make sure its creations will last. Its purpose is to expose small samples of materials to intense ultra violate light combined with condensation and heat in order to mimic nature. This tester is used at AoSA to provide peace of mind concerning water based printed output on the various ecologically sound substrates. AoSA tests it's metal printing, wood printing, fabric printing, fiberglass printing, and cotton printing. Here's some proof of AoSA's work:

"I am all about reusable resources; what AoSA can do with them is unbelievable." Ginger Conrad, Burton

"No stranger to unique materials, these guys are continuously on the forefront of ground breaking techniques to accomplish the strangest of requests." Tim DeBrincat, Oakley, Inc.

"Using recycled materials that can be reused again later on down the road is much better for the environment than stand pvc banners and the final product looks great!" Bill Hickman, Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter

See these endorsements for AoSA in full, and learn more about the company on MalakyeB2B.


PrintBetter.Biz makes it easy for you to test them out. No minimums, lighting-fast turn around time, and a 20% discount on any first-time
digital printing or wide format signage. (mention of Malakye, order must be at least $500, offer good through October 30, 2008) PrintBetter.Biz specializes in digital printing with no minimums. Wide format printing for interior signage, POS displays, WIndow Clings, Floor Clings, Hanging Signage as well as rack toppers, shelf talkers, danglers and Variable Data Printing, Direct Mail Services, and more. "Click, Print, Ship" is the company's motto


Action Freight trucks will be firing up for a couple of new customers. Action Freight is now handling U.S. import, warehousing, and domestic distribution for Keep Shoes and logistics for streetwear brand Plain Gravy. Action Freight provides full-service freight forwarding, fulfillment warehousing, and local trucking. 

Transformers?! No, but close. Spin Imaging transformed a new Burton rig and party trailer for The Program in about a week and a half. The Burton rig is a multi-layer wrap with a flat black base, gloss black overlays, and finished off with print & cut of the PMS color for Burton's logo.

What's that little fun guy from The Program?! That's just it, fun on wheels - fully equipped mobile party. Satellite TV, Kegerator, barbeque and more make this trailer one of the best mobile party contraptions you'll see this winter.

When asked why Spin was chosen for this job the company's response was straight to the point, "quality." One word sums it up!

In Real Estate: Doug Works, Vice President at CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), has indicated that in the midst of this very challenging economy, tremendous commercial real estate opportunities are available. An example of this was Lifted Research Group's (LRG) recent lease of a 90,975 square foot freestanding building in the Irvine Spectrum area of Orange County, CA . In this transaction, the Landlord provided 3 months of free rent, a rental rate well below market, and nearly $100,000 in Tenant Improvements in order to attract LRG Doug also mentioned that, even on smaller deals across the country, many Landlord's are willing to provide significant concessions to attract new tenants as well as to retain existing tenants with upcoming lease expirations. For more information on the ways to capitalize on these lease and purchase opportunities and connect with Doug, visit his MalakyeB2B listing.

JobWire: Oct. 20, 2008
O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a dynamic, creative Men's Sportswear Designer (Key Accounts) with 3+ years experience to support the design and development of special makeup's for a large client.

Famous Stars and Straps, located in Ontario, Calif., is currently seeking a Receptionist with 3+ years experience to handle all customer service inquiries.

Famous Stars and Straps is also seeking an experienced, motivated and dedicated Customer Service Representative for their Ontario, Calif. headquarters.

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.

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!

Fuse, an award-winning youth marketing agency, is seeking an experienced creative mind, aka a "Creative Director," to fill a senior position within the agency’s growing creative services group in Burlington, Vt.

A Confidential Company is seeking a Senior Apparel/Accessories Designer (Freelance) with 3+ years experience 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.

Alstyle Apparel, in Anaheim, Calif., is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and organized
Collector with 3+ years experience.

JanSport, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a
Specification Technician with 3+ years experience to join their product development team.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., has "2" exciting opportunities for the following positions:
Product Developer (Performance – Endurance)
Specification Technician (Endurance)

BambooSK8 is looking for Marketing Interns (non-paid) to work in either Pacific Palisades or Oceanside, Calif.

October 17, 2008

N-Style, a leader in the motocross graphics industry in Valencia, Calif., is looking for a Lead Graphic Designer superstar with 4+ years experience.

Fox has an immediate opening for an Enterprise Account Executive based at its our Morgan Hill, Calif., office.  You will serve as a key liaison between the Enterprise account and Fox, and assist in building and executing the sales plan and operational systems necessary to provide each customer an increased level of service and support.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for a Technical Designer/Product Developer (Swimwear) with 4+ years experience and a solid understanding of the entire development process from design hand off through production.

OluKai Premium Sandals, in Aliso Viejo, Calif., needs a Director of Planning & Operations with 8+ years experience to oversee daily operations including, but not limited to forecasting, planning, production, logistics, inventory control, customer service, allocation and IS Strategies.

Vans is looking to seek out an Associate Footwear Developer with 5+ years experience to join its location in Cypress, Calif., managing footwear projects from establishment of the tech package to final confirmation.

Vans also needs a Visual Coordinator (Retail) with 2+ years experience to join its team in Cypress, Calif.  You will coordinate all visual support for Vans retail stores and assist in the development of the visual direction and programs for the Vans Retail business.

Surfer Magazine, in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., needs a Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to design and produce art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications media such as magazines and electronic media by performing the following duties.

ONE Industries, in Rancho Bernardo, Calif., is looking for "2" lucky people to join its team.  These positions include:
Men's Apparel Designer - (3+ yrs exp) with strong graphic art abilities.
Junior's Apparel Designer - (3+ yrs exp) ability and experience of managing ideas from concept to completion.

Premise Immersive Marketing, Inc. needs a Youth Marketing Doer/Account Manager with 5+ years experience to join its location in San Diego, Calif.  Your primary focus will be on project managing and contributing to creative development of innovative on/offline youth marketing campaigns.

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 a Senior Buyer with 2+ years experience to manage merchandising, assortments and buying.

RAJ Manufacturing, in Tustin, Calif., is now hiring a Head of Sales for its swim division.  If you have a sold 5+ years of experience and an understanding and experience working with high end department stores and boutiques, click above to apply!

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.

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 16, 2008

If you've got 11+ years experience as a Product Line Manager, here's a goody for you!  180s, based, in Baltimore, Maryland, needs you to develop the creative vision for future 180s product offerings.  If you fit the wrap, click here to apply.

Creative Concept Industries is seeking an experienced Graphic Designer with 3+ years action sports/moto experience to work for its motorcycle brand at its Lake Forest, Calif., location or at its offices in China...

Coan Enterprises
is looking for an Outside Sales/Service Rep to sell Nixon and Electric products to the following territories: Arizona, Las Vegas and New Mexico.  This position is "SALARY + COMMISSION" based, and you'll work at its headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz.  Coan will provide you with a laptop, cell phone, an office and vehicle, health insurance, school reimbursement and paid vacation.  What the heck are you waiting for?  Click here to apply!

Zero Motorcycles, a manufacturer of high performance electric motorcycles based in Scotts Valley, Calif., is looking for a full-time Electrical Engineer with analog design experience to join its manufacturing and product development teams.

Do the lavish hues and coloresque pastels of nature ignite your soul?  If so, Osiris, in San Diego, Calif., is looking for a
Girl's Footwear Colorist with 3+ years experience to join its team. 

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for "2" experienced people to fill the following positions:
Desktop Technician I - to build, configure, upgrade, install and troubleshoot desktop operating system, troubleshoot technical issues, ensure all desktop systems and peripherals are operational, etc.
Merchandiser (Accessories) - build line plans and develop key items that are commercially viable and consumer relevant, etc.

OluKai Premium Sandals, in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is seeking an enthusiastic
Customer Service Rep that has the experience, know-how and drive to help them achieve superior customer service.

MSR, located in Corona, Calif., is currently seeking an experienced 
Senior Graphic Designer with 4+ years experience who is able to create innovative ads, catalogs and packaging as well as contribute to the graphics and concept development involved with Motocross and lifestyle apparel.

Spy Optic, in Carlsbad, Calif., is currently seeking a new team member to join their Customer Service (Warranty Department).

Quiksilver Retail is looking for 
Supervisors and Sales Associates for various locations throughout the U.S.

October 15, 2008

Quiksilver is currently seeking a Director of Operations with 7+ years experience to oversee all receiving, replenishment, stocking and inventory control for their Distribution Center in Mira Loma, Calif.

DC Shoes is currently looking for a Footwear Designer I with 3+ years experience to join its design team in Vista, Calif.

Nixon, in Encinitas, Calif., has "2" openings for the following positions:
Customer Service Representative - provide exceptional experiences to internal and external customers.
Receptionist - offer Nixon's internal and external customers excellent support by providing general assistance.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is looking for a Retail Marketing Manager with 7+ years experience developing and executing strategic direction and leading the implementation of marketing communications, promotions, and program development.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is also looking for a
Designer (Ascentials) with 3+ years experience who will execute designs in specific collections or categories.

O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for "3" lucky people to fill the following positions:
Junior's Sportswear Designer (5+ yrs exp)
Graphic Designer (3+ yrs exp)
Apparel Designer (3+ yrs exp)

Can't wait to move on up?  Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is ACTIVELY seeking an experienced A/P Inventory Specialist to work within its finance department to prepare and process accounts payable for the company as it relates to inventory.

A Confidential Company, in Pasadena, Calif., is seeking an Entry level / Junior Web Designer who is looking to expand their web design and maintenance skills.

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.

Adio Footwear, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a motivated, hardworking Footwear Designer with 3+ years experience who will oversee creation of footwear styles as well as new colors of existing styles.

Quiksilver Retail has "3" new opportunities for the following positions:
Supervisors - MontrealBC
- Laval, BC, Canada
Store Manager
- El Paso, Texas

DC Shoes Retail is currently seeking "2" dynamic individuals for the following positions:
Sales Associates - New Westminster, BC, Canada
Supervisor - Miami, Fla.

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