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Malakye Weekly - December 8, 2008

December 8, 2008


Malakye Weekly: December 8, 2008
Nav: JobWire | Sales Reps | Forums | Industry News | B2B Update
There's a lot of great happenings in this week's Malakye Weekly!  For starters, the JobWire to the right has quite a bit of goodness for job seekers across the nation, as well as sales rep opportunities for various territories listed in the Sales Rep Listings section below.

This week's newsletter also announces the & 686 Design Contest, the new Malakye Trivia for December, and last month's Trivia Winner.  First off, the design contest gives current and hopeful designers a chance to bring their idea to life by crafting a limited-edition snowboard jacket for Malakye & 686 (details below).  Next up to bat, Bear Mountain will be handing out a SEASON PASS to December's Malakye Trivia winner (scroll down for more info).  Lastly, November's Malakye Trivia Winner has been announced.  Allen Debellis won a new snowboard set-up from Flow Snowboarding.  That being said, check it all out.  While you're at it, dive into the latest interviews, news and forum discussions to keep up to speed!

Also in the news, this week's MalakyeB2B Update announces the new-and-improved MalakyeB2B Homepage and the addition of Jo Show Promotions.  Scroll down to view recent B2B endeavors.  MalakyeB2B is the Business to Business Marketplace for the industry, so if you haven't already checked out the latest vendors, news and services being offered in the ASI, now's the time to do it.

If you haven't already done so, take a minute to answer our questionnaire by clicking "Take Our Survey" above.  It literally takes about 2 minutes tops, and by doing so it'll help us better serve you by understanding a little bit more about our audience; we appreciate your time.

Design Contest: Malakye & 686 United Once Again!

Are you looking to build your portfolio?  Would you like a one-of-a-kind, hands-on piece that “YOU” created to show off to prospective or current employers?  Well my humble designer friends, you’re in luck! and 686 are hosting a design contest for designers across the globe to participate in creating an “extremely” limited edition snowboard jacket.  This is where you come in!  Click here to learn more.
NEW - Malakye Trivia: December's Prize!

It keeps getting better and better!  First Flow Snowboarding gives away a new setup, then Bear Mountain jumps right in with a vicarious velocity, vueling (Spanish for flight) into Malakye Trivia to hook up a SEASON PASS...WHAT?  Yes fellow powder junkies, you heard right!  Bear Mountain is dishin' out a season pass good for both Bear and Snow Summit.  Click here or the pic' to the left to take a shot at this month's question!

Malakye Trivia: November's Winner Announced!

Allen Debellis is November's Malakye Trivia winner - congrats!  Allen is getting a brand new board and bindings from Flow Snowboarding for correctly answering last month's question: "Flow Snowboarding creates top of the line snowboards using titanal to bring greater energy transmission and stability.  Flow coined this technology under which name?"  The correct answer is Whiskey X.

Allen's been skating and snowboarding for the last 10 years, and competing in mixed martial arts for the last 3 years.  He's looking to get his foot into the action sports industry working in graphic design, sales or customer service.

"All you SoCal companies looking for a graphic designer, sales rep or CSR, look no more; I'm right here!  Thanks and FLOW" - Allen.

Industrial Profile: Aaron Macdonald
This month’s Industrial Profile dives into the life and times of Aaron Macdonald, Brand Director at Option Snowboards, Canada.  Back in the day, Aaron’s addiction to skateboarding just so happened to be the gateway drug that led him to his calling in life, snowboarding.  He’s been around since the wee beginnings of the industry, a time when snowboarders had to be certified to ride the mountains (at least in Canada) and youngsters made snowboards out of water-logged plywood—desperate times call for desperate measures right!  You’ll understand soon enough.  MORE >>
Company Q&A: BambooSK8
What do 20-stair handrails, wax-caked ledges, broken boards, shattered bones, and that sweet “POP!” sound have in common?  The answer: skateboarding!  Skaters across the globe have been looking to answer the age old question, “How might I find an eco-friendly skate deck that will last longer than the grains of time?” and BambooSK8 had their answer.  Unbeknownst to Bamboo, apparently there are a lot of poetic skateboarders in the world, so they put their minds together to form the ultimate feng shui: an eco-friendly skateboard company balanced with the ultimate aim of a clean environment – simply righteous.  And yes, the decks are tough as nails!  MORE >>
Sales Rep. Opportunities

If you are an established Sales Rep and you're interested in getting the word on available lines before it hits the streets, send us an email: [email protected]!   Don't forget to include your name, e-mail and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

Beach Feet
Outside Sales Reps - Northern California, Pacific Northwest, Rockies, Midwest & Canada

High Grade Distribution (Satori Movement & Creation Skateboards)
Southern California (LA & SD), Rockies, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
Freeline Skates
Outside Sales Reps - All Territories

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Nationwide
Independent Sales Reps - East Coast and West Coast Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Canada
Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
G8 Brand
Independent Sales Reps - All Territories

Industry News

Lightning Bolts Final Exhibit and Auction


The Clayton Brothers Join FUEL TV’s Award Winning Signature Series



BRA & Surf Expo Partner to Create "Retail Center" on Tradeshow Floor


NHS Announces Distribution of Flip Skateboards


Stephanie Gilmore Wins 14th Annual Roxy Pro Hawaii and 2008 Women's World Title


Khrystyne Zurian's "Shifting Gears" at Quiksilver's SiteLA December 6-13

Seehafer to present ASR seminar for Specialty Retailers!


Freestyle Introduces New Holiday Watches


MX for Children’s Inside Line Experience Returns to Monster Energy Supercross

A New Low in Advertising.

Conning pro surfers

Fox & Keep-A-Breast Event Thursday

If you don't surf, don't start


Going to SIA and OR...shops in area?

MalakyeB2B Update: Homepage Revamped & Jo Show!


Feast your eyes on this homepage! Now when you hit MalakyeB2B ( you'll have the latest and greatest vendors, news and updates at your finger tips!

On the left side, you'll find the MalakyeB2B all-star Vendors ready and willing to meet a variety of business needs.  You'll also be able to quickly sort them by Newest, Most Endorsements, and Recently Updated.

On the right sid, it's all about updates - yes indeed!  Anytime we have an update relevant to this business-to-business audience, you will find it front and center on the B2B homepage.

Not enough to fill your appetite?  No problem!  Check out the "Find Vendors" page for even more options including browsing or searching by specialty.  And, all of the latest RFPs (Request for Proposals) are listed right next to the Vendors.

Oh it's so clickable!That's what you'll be thinking when you see this gigantic Vendor wall of fame.  Quickly view all Vendors on MalakyeB2B and see which companies are most highly endorsed (you probably know someone giving out the endorsements), which are newest to the mix, and which are busy updating their B2B profiles to show you the latest, greatest, and most important work to come out of the company. Check it out now!

MalakyeB2B aims to make business easier and more efficient, no matter what current economic conditions are.  Give us a call today!


What's more fun than ordering fun promo-goods for the tradeshow?!  Answer: ordering them from a fun company that has competitive pricing, that's what!  Get ready to crush the aisles of tradeshows across the country this January with promotional goods from Jo Show Promotions.

The proof is in the pudding - evidence in the above photos - and Jo Show Promotions know how to bring creativity to your promotional goods, which is backed up by pride in service and competitive pricing. Short on a great promo good idea?  Not to worry, Jo Show Promotions can handle this as well.

JobWire: December 8, 2008

CCS, a direct-to-consumer catalog and internet retailer of skate inspired apparel, footwear, and skateboards, needs a Brand Director with a master's degree, or 4-10 years related experience to join its team in New York City.

Hybrid Promotions, in Cypress, Calif., is currently seeking a Director of International Sourcing & Production with 10+ years experience to oversee the production team as well as locate new vendors and factory resources for all cut and sew product lines.

Hybrid Promotions, in Cypress, Calif., is also looking for a Product Developer with 7+ years experience to collaborate with design to produce product within existing and newly formed fashion categories.

Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for an energetic, experienced QC/QA Coordinator with 3+ years experience and is well versed in what it takes to have textiles pass retail testing requirements.

Body Glove, a leading manufacturer in the ASI specializing in surf, dive and wake, is looking for a Graphic / Product Designer to join its team in Torrance, Calif.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., has the following "10" positions open for takers!
éS Brand Marketing Manager
Staff Accountant
Apparel Merchandise Manager

Footwear Developer
Apparel Production Coordinator
Sales Associate

Web Intern
Retail Marketing Intern
Teams & Marketing Intern
Public Relations Intern

December 5, 2008

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.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., needs a Key Account Representative for its ROXY division.  If you have 5–7 years related experience and a proven sales record - preferably within accessories/branded environment - this job's for you!

O’Neill, the original Californian surf, snow and lifestyle brand, is looking for a Marketing Communications Manager with 5+ years experience to join their Canadian head office in Montreal, Canada.

Teton Gravity Research, a cutting edge action sports production company in Jackson, Wyo., is currently looking for a Film & Video Editor (Final Cut Pro Editor) with 3+ years experience to join its team.

Michael Gerald, in Cerritos, Calif., is looking for a CAD Designer with 2+ years experience to create sketches, cads and details in multiple colorways for each design.

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.

Hurley, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking for 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.

A Confidential Company, a skate/street/fashion company based in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking highly motivated In-House Sales Representatives with 2+ years experience to maintain new accounts as well as identify and create new sales opportunities.

Sole Technology is on the prowl for a Sales Associate with 1+ years experience in retail customer service to join its company store in Lake Forest, Calif.

Dark Horse Distribution, located in Venice, Calif., is looking for a Generalist Intern to start immediately.

December 4, 2008

EVS Sports, in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., is currently seeking a passionate individual with 11+ years experience to be their new Head of Design.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a VP of Sourcing / Production with 10+ years experience to create teams & partnerships across functional areas such as M&D, pre-production, AP and others.

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking for a Director of Finance to generate financial performance reports for the President of the company and executive management.

ZERO Motorcycles is looking for a Channel Sales Manager (North America) with 5+ years experience to take on, continue to expand, manage, and hold accountable the direct sales partnerships across North America.  This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Life Rolls On Foundation, a non-profit organization in Culver City, Calif., is currently seeking a Program Director with 5+ years experience to spearhead its growing list of programs and services for young people affected by spinal cord injury.

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a Technical Product Developer with 3+ years experience to start from a written brief and drive the product process from concept through design, development, and into production for the most demanding, technical sports equipment in the world.

Creative Recreation, a small lifestyle footwear company based in Los Angeles, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Developer with 3+ years experience to work with development manager and team to accomplish daily tasks within the department.

Body Glove, a leading manufacturer in the ASI specializing in surf, dive and wake, is looking for a Graphic/Product Designer to join its team in Torrance, Calif.

Media X International, on behalf of its client, a cutting-edge action sports company based in Corona, Calif., is looking for a part time/project-based Final Cut Pro Editor / Logger to build a library of content for the in-house media department.

Collective, located in Englewood, Colo., is looking for a Web Coordinator who is familiar with HTML, Flash, XML and CSS.

Fox is currently in need of a Web / Flash Designer with a solid 3+ years experience in web design, web production, Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash to join its team in Irvine, Calif.

Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a Web Designer / Graphic Designer (E-Commerce) with 2+ years experience to be responsible for the look and feel of

O'Neill Clothing, in Irvine, Calif., has an opportunity for an Accountant with 2+ years experience to join their growing company!

Oakley, in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Supervisor to manage and oversee a group of Customer Service Representatives who receive inbound calls from dealers, consumers, and potential consumers.

Channel Islands, in Carpinteria, Calif., is looking for a Glassing Associate with 2+ years experience to work in their glassing room producing the best surfboards in the world.

Brave New World Surf and Snow, located in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., is currently seeking a Retail General Manager who will supervise and manage all retail stores.

December 3, 2008

Notable names in the snow industry are here today, among a host of other great opportunities:

, which operates out of The BrandBase in Broomfield / Boulder, Colo., is looking for an experienced APPAREL Product Developer to handle commercialization of Apparel / Outerwear for the Nomis brand.

Rome SDS is located in Waterbury, VERMONT - sound like a good place to call home?  Well, consider this entry-level Logistics Assistant position.  In this role you will work with the team at Rome to ensure it's time-sensitive delivery schedule is met on a national and international basis.

Ok, swinging back over to the west coast, Specialized, in Morgan Hill, Calif., is ready to bring on an Associate Women's Road Product Manager to oversee development and direction of Women's road bike and road bike-related categories.

Sanuk, located in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking a Footwear Merchandiser with 5+ years experience to manage the development and release of seasonal footwear product lines.

Sanuk, in Irvine, Calif., is also looking for a Footwear Developer for their Men and Women's lines, who will work directly with designers to assemble design tech packages for all styles in their category.

ASICS, in Irvine, Calif., has an opening for an Assistant Product Manager (Accessories) with 3+ years experience who is able to utilize accessories, process and market knowledge to assist in the execution of the accessories marketing process.

Vans, located in Cypress, Calif., is on the lookout for a Coordinator (Retail Visual) to coordinate all visual support for Vans retail stores and assist in the development of the visual direction and programs for the Vans retail business.

December 2, 2008

Paragon Sports
, located in New York City, is currently seeking a Swim and Sportswear Buyer with 3+ years experience who will enjoy the challenge of the creative merchandising and buying experience for a large multi-faceted category.

Ninthward Skis, in Incline Village, Nev., is currently looking for an experienced and educated snow sport sales person for their National Sales Manager position.

Top Heavy Design Studios, in Temecula, Calif., is looking for an energetic, experienced QC/QA Coordinator with 3+ years experience and is well versed in what it takes to have textiles pass retail testing requirements.

Airspeed Footwear, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is looking for a Footwear Designer and Developer with 3+ years experience who can provide leadership in footwear design, development, and trend information.

If you are a Junior or Senior in college and are looking for some real world experience, Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is offering Internships in various departments.

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