Industry News 10/27/2008

Malakye Weekly: Loaded JobWire, Latest B2B Vendors, News & More!

Malakye Weekly: Oct. 27, 2008
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Time's flyin' and November is right around the corner.  That being said, you know what that means!  New content is about the be live, including the "New" Company Q&A and Industrial Profile, and the latest Malakye Trivia.

In the mean time, make sure to get out their and actively submit your resume to the abundance of awesome opportunities listed in the JobWire to the right.  Though Halloween is near and you're about to get sparked off ridiculous amounts candy, make sure to brush off those cobwebs and handle your business on Malakye before you head out the door in disguise this Friday.

This week's Malakye Weekly also features the MalakyeB2B Update, flaunting the latest and greatest vendors on the market.  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!

Jeff Boster is Volcom's new Men's Creedlers Designer.  Congrats Jeff!

MMS hired Tom Lura and Steve Laband as Graphic Designer / Illustrators.

Bill Cury, Jill Gwilliam, Chris Owens, and John Brandow are the latest Territory Sales Rep for Monument Snowboards.

Speaking of Sales Reps, Resource Skateboard Distribution recently hired Adan Garcia to its sales team.

Collective Licensing International hired on Gabe Re as its Graphic Designer.

Record Collection Music locked down a Final Cut Editor Intern in less than 17 days!  Bretrand Ng will work on the Ozzy Ozbourne documentary it's making.

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 is 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.  The winner will be announced next week, so hurry up and submit an answer before it's too late!
Sales Rep. Opportunities
Creative Concept Industries
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

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

UnderGroundProducts (UGP)
Outside Sales Representatives - All 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

Sales Representatives - Pacific Northwest, Southern California, Rockies, Midwest, Upper Midwest, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Puerto Rico
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

UnderGroundProducts (UGP)
Outside Sales Representatives - All Territories

Flexdex Skateboards
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
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
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 - New York/Mid Atlantic/Orange County/San Diego/Riverside County
Independent Sales Reps - Northern California, East Coast and Florida
Defiant By Nature
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple U.S. and International
Industry News
Givbak Builds Homes, Schools And Opportunities In Central America
ROXY Announces Partnership with Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler to Produce Dear and Yonder
Swobo Launches New Bike Site GuysWhoCutTheirOwnHair.COM
Mack Dawg Productions to Re-Release Legendary Skate Film “Sick Boys” on DVD
Mountain High Announces Partnership with Wahoo’s and Signal Snowboards
Massive Screen Printing Contact: Join this conversation about finding good screen printers in the action sports industry.

What do you think about FIDM?: Which is better: a two or four year degree?  Take a look into this topic for some great advice.

Breaking in from the Designer/Luxe sector?
: Have you ever been  stuck at a cross roads in your career?  If so, add some advice and tips to help out your peers.

Web Development - Breaking In: Ah, the age old question: How do I break into the industry?  Well folks, click here to offer advice from your experience.

LinkedIn Directory?: Click here to find out what all the rave is about

Salary Ranges: Make sure you don't low ball yourself, and click here for some great info and tips.

Adrenalina Bids for PacSun: What's your take on this?  Join in and drop some knowledge.

Rep Supplies for Sale: Attention reps!  If you need some gear to get product from point A to B, click here.

MalakyeB2B Update: Latest Vendors
Oh yeah!  If you need to find a new vendor for your company, here are all the latest and greatest from MalakyeB2B!  Check out this list, or click browse for a deeper look!

If you're interested in offering your company's products or service, click here to learn about setting up a Vendor account!

Company Location
CreativeReform Anaheim, CA
lively and motch, inc san diego, CA
Advent Creative Logan, UT
AOSA Huntginton Beach, CA
Worldwide United LLC Los Angeles, CA
Ben DeCamp Photography San Diego, CA
Creative Concept Lake Forest, CA
Platinum Logistics San Diego , CA
JobWire: Oct. 27, 2008
Red Bull, in Chicago, Ill., is currently seeking an Athlete Manager (Midwest) with 5+ years experience to identify, select, contract, train, manage & market key individual athletes & projects in the relevant regional focus areas.

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is currently seeking an Art Director with 8+ years experience to provide leadership and direction to all areas of product graphic design.

Price Point Mail Order, located in Gardena, Calif., is looking for a
Graphic Designer with 3+ years experience to be responsible for the design and layout of graphics for product design / merchandising, brand identity, print and web.

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
A/P Inventory Specialist
Footwear Developer
Staff Accountant
Public Relations Intern
Web Intern

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

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

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

FMF Racing is looking for a Marketing / PR Intern to join their team in Irvine, Calif.

October 24, 2008

needs an "epic" Inside Sales Representative to represent its products at its location in Santa Cruz, Calif.  NHS is home to Santa Cruz Skate, Snow and Surfboards, Independent, Creature, Krux, Bullet Proof, Ricta, Mob Grip, Skateboarding is Not a Crime and Nor Cal Apparel.  Is that enough heavy hitters for yah!  Apply today.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., needs a Logistics Coordinator to maximize the efficiency and performance of the imports and logistics functions within the quality and service levels designated by management.

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.

, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Tum Yeto, home to Foundation, Toy Machine, Dekline, Pig and Ruckus based in downtown San Diego, Calif., is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Customer Service / Inside Sales Representative.

If you're a Junior or Senior in college and looking for real world experience, Flow Snowboards is looking for Interns (Graphic Design, Web, Marketing). If you want to learn more about the Design and Marketing side of the action sports business, Flow is looking for you to join its team in San Clemente, Calif.

October 23, 2008

O’Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., is seeking a Men’s Sportswear Design Director with 7+ years experience who will be responsible for managing the creative process from start to finish for all sportswear categories including denim, walkshorts, woven tops, knits, sweaters and jackets.

O'Neill Wetsuits, in Santa Cruz, Calif., is seeking a Product Designer (Wetsuits) to assist in the design and development of all wetsuits and selected accessories including the testing and selection of raw materials, executing the design process within the seasonal calendar, and working with production design and prototyping to ensure well-engineered, cost-efficient products.

A Confidential Company, in Yorba Linda, Calif., is looking for a Sr. Account Executive (Apparel Industry) with 3+ years experience to conduct sales and provide sales direction.

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.

The North Face, in San Leandro, Calif., is also looking for a Product Manager (Action Sports) to manage all information of assigned product category encompassing hang tags, workbooks, line lists, and CAD books.

Fox Head has an immediate opening for an Enterprise Account Executive based at their 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 Head, 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.

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

Billabong needs a Junior's 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.

October 22, 2008

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of Men's Merchandising with 6+ years experience who will formulate, oversee and execute the "go to market" strategy for the Men's product range.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a Graphic Designer with 5+ years experience to oversee art and imagery for various platforms such as print, in-store content, websites and television commercials.

Have you seen what Quiksilver has been doing with Flash lately?!  If you're a Flash professional, and want to help the company continue create and push it's innovative web presence, check out this
Flash Designer opportunity.

DC Shoes, the industry leader in action sports footwear and apparel, is looking for a Purchasing and PO Management Assistant to join their team in Vista, Calif.

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!

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.

Zero Motorcycles, in Scotts Valley, Calif., is also 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.

Ambiguous Clothing, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for "2" lucky people to join its team at the following positions:
Sales Manager - 5 yrs exp
Marketing Director - 4 yrs exp
* Ambiguous also needs Outside Sales Reps.  Click the "Sales Rep Listings" tab to the right and check it out!

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

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.

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