Industry News 1/12/2009

Malakye Weekly: January 12, 2009

Malakye Weekly: January 12, 2009
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Malakye Weekly is back with the latest job opportunities nationwide featured in the JobWire, NEW MalakyeB2B Update, NEW Malakye Trivia brought to you by Hyperflex, January's IP and Q&A, news, forum discussions and more.

Also in the mix, by now you've probably noticed the new addition of video on  Malakye Video was recently launched with "It's Showtime!" Episode #1, and Episode #2 is about the make it's debut, so stay tuned.

On the business side of things, the new MalakyeB2B Update is up and live!  Companies featured include ChopShop, INK FX, Origin Design + Communications, Tangram and Moebius Color.  Scroll down to view these latest vendors today!

Who Got Hired!
Matt Colborn was hired by enCircle Media as an Account Executive.
Hand Me Down Showroom in New York City, powered by Frank Yamamoto and Jennifer Lozano, is now showcasing Lifetime Collective - among other brands.  Frank and Jennifer will partner to dominate Sales on the eastern seaboard, so if you're in midtown Manhattan, stop by and say hello.

Justin Fry will be covering the Southern California & Rockies Territories for Lifetime Collective as its latest Sales Rep.  Justin loves dogs, cooks well, and is an accomplished painter/artist. Click here to check out his work!
If you know who got hired, click here to let us know!
NEW: Malakye Trivia - January's Prize!
This month's Malakye Trivia is brought to you by Hyperflex Wetsuits.  If you correctly answer this month's question, you have a good shot at winning this month's prize!

Hyperflex is going to dial in "1" luck guy AND gal with a full suit, booties and gloves to help keep you toasty through the winter session.  Check out their Company Q&A below for some possible leads!

Industrial Profile: Mike Pireddu
This month’s Industrial Profile travels abroad to rendezvous with Mike Pireddu, the Team & Marketing Manager for Option Distribution, Italy.  When Mike’s not spraying powder in the Italian Alps, surfing secret spots in Italy, or throwin’ down some capoeira, he’s out boosting Option Distribution’s presence throughout Italy.

Though Mike has his hands full with all the brands under Option’s umbrella, he was gracious enough to provide some insight about his career, and various aspects of the action sports industry in Europe.  Seeing that Mike grew up in Italy, he's able to shed new light on how things are run abroad, and provides a unique take on how the ASI is perceived in Europe.  That being said, it’s time for Mike to take over.  Enjoy!  MORE >>

Company Q&A: Hyperflex Wetsuits
Many would never view the East Coast as a surf mecca, or even a place with decent waves year round.  But in all reality, this is not the case.  Though the surf scene may not be as “mainstream” as Cali’ per se, the East Coast is riddled with great surf spots ranging from Maine to Florida; however, it’s just a wee bit colder!  Surfers have even been reported taking the subway in NYC to hit up local breaks.  Now that’s dedication!

Henderson Aquatics, based out in Jersey, realized the potential of expanding its dive line and seized the opportunity to cater to these cold-water surfers by creating Hyperflex WetsuitsMORE >>

NEW: Malakye Video!
It's Showtime! Episode#1

Episode #1 features Independent Sales Rep Seumas Santoro and Screwi Lewi' the Scientist.  Keep an eye out for more news and features from!  Click the picture on the right to view episode one.
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:!   Don't forget to include your name, e-mail and territory!

Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

High Grade Distribution (home to Satori Movement & Creation Skateboards)
Outside Sales Reps - Southern California (LA & SD), Rockies, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic & Florida
Endless Break Wake Surfboards
Independent Sales Reps - Northern & Southern California, and Rockies

Elwood Clothing (Outside Sales Reps)
Men's Line: Mid Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, D.C.) & Hawaii.
Women's Line: Nor Cal, Central US, Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic & Hawaii

Independent Sales Reps - So Cal, Nor Cal, Pac NW, Rockies, Midwest, South, Northeast, Southeast, Mid Atlantic, Hawaii
Rise Up
Multiple U.S. & International Territories
Independent Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - California
Industry News
Jetpilot Signs FMX Star Steve Mini to Apparel Roster
Chopshop Shoots On Board USS Midway in San Diego for FUEL TV Blue Carpet Special
POWDER Announces Nominees for 2009 Powder Video Awards & Reader's Poll
Creating Revenue from your IP
Action Sports’ Next Great Leap Forward: Instant Real Time Scoring
Helly Hansen Chatter Creek Partnership
T-Minus One Week Until Surf Expo Kicks Off the 2009 Trade Show Season
Simon Says, “We’re Doing It At Night”
Searching for Solutions, Retailers Look to ASR Seminar Series
Economy affecting the Action Sport Industry?  For the good or bad, what have you heard?

JAH MEX OC Tavern San Clemente!  Watch out south side San Clemente (So Cal), there's a party in your neighborhood!

KOOKS!!!  What are kooks you ask.  Well, this video explains it all.

The Showcase Thread™: Show 'em your talent!  Post your work here.

Could ASI History repeat itself?  What's your take!  Drop some knowledge and provide "helpful" insight.

ahlivv feedback: Check out the ASI's latest site.  Stay ahlivv!

Vision Street Wear?  What do you think of Vision's new site?  Any and all feedback is welcome.

Footwear developer/designer - where to start?: How do you get your foot (wear) in the door - literally?  Footwear designers/developers, lend a helping hand!

MalakyeB2B Update: Let It Shine!

Let's Shine In '09!
How does that feel?  Good we hope!  That's what we're sticking with for 2009.  MalakyeB2B can help your business shine too. This update is packed with great information, updates and images.  MalakyeB2B is here to help you achieve your business goals.  It's what the "yellow pages" doesn't want you to know about it.  Your job just got easier.

Tradeshow time is here and MalakyeB2B can help fulfill your last minute needs.  Post an RFP to get the word out.  Need help putting it to work?  E-mail or call MalakyeB2B Base Camp: 310-379-5077.

Chopshop is where film and video go to get created, edited, distributed, re-purposed, and live a long happy life across all the media platforms the world has to offer.  Soak that up for a minute. And consider this quote from Chopshop CEO & Creative Director Zach Lyons, "Any company that wants to be on TV should call us."  Chopshop goes beyond film and video capabilities and into providing services found in the world's leading creative agencies - non endemic companies looking to gain exposure in the action sports industry, and authentic activation of your brand consider Chopshop to be a potential solution.

Chopshop has more on the horizon, too. Without spilling out the full bag of tricks, film makers of the action sports world keep your eye focused on a big announcement from Chopshop coming next month.  There is a lot more to learn about this company.  Check them out here, and visit to see loads of great work.

10 Reasons INK FX Can Print Your Ts - 6 color, water base discharge print on teal slim fit | Simulated process | 6 color, water base print on zippered fleece | Reverse discharge print on inside of tee with appliqued sewn fabric patch, then clear gel overprinted on top of patch | 3 color water base discharge print/ over size print | Water base discharge and foil | Water base discharge print and plastisol/ Jumbo print |1 2 color index print/ plastisol.  Curious to know why INK FX customer's are so happy?  Here is a very telling quote, "Personal service and a commitment to quality is why our customers think we are number one." Learn more now.

Origin Design + Communication has been cranking out work from both sides of the country! Whistler, BC. and Montreal, QC offices are firing out creative. So much in fact Marketing Magazine recently did a feature editorial on Origin. Pictured above is an Atomic branded shop-in-shop in Mont Saint-Sauveur (a first for Atomic) which was designed and produced by Origin.

Tangram International Can Help You Win at Tradeshows. Tangram's design and execution for Misaki, a pearl jewelry and accessory company based in Monte Carlo, France, at Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland, won a silver medal in Event Design Magazine's 2008 Awards Campaign.  Flexing it's diversity, Tangram is about to reveal it's work for Nike on the release of the new Jordan Sneaker, party and press conference.  Now could be the time for your company to evaluate its tradeshow and/or event strategy.  Bigger, smaller, wider, lighter, ground breaking and award winning are all common thoughts at Tangram.


One stop digital shop! That is the goal of Moebius Color. One good look over all the equipment Moebius has at its shop and you will see the materialization of this goal.  Another goal of Moebius is to stick to its business credo of your next project being "of the highest quality, on time and on budget."

In addition to all the equipment and capabilities you will see in Moebius' profile on MalakyeB2B the company recently purchased a Flatbed Printer, Digital Die-Cutter, 30 Foot Weldmaster, and an additional 10 Foot Solvent Printer - all located in it's 10,000 square foot printing facility.

Professional services offered by Moebius include: Design, Photography, Photographic Printing, Solvent Printing, UV Flatbed Printing, Inkjet Printing, Digital Die-Cutting, Scanning, Tradeshow Graphics, Vehicle Wraps, Custom P.O.P. and more.


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JobWire: January 12, 2009
Sanuk Footwear, located in Irvine, Calif., is currently seeking an in-house PR & Social Marketing Manager with 4+ years experience who is comfortable in any social space, understands principles of viral marketing, is familiar with web and PR 2.0, has a sense of humor and is culturally savvy.

If you have 5+ years of graphic design experience and a strong understanding of typography, illustration, and photography, this is the job for you!  Nixon is looking for a Senior Graphic Designer to join its team in Encinitas, Calif.  Click here to apply!

Specialized Bicycle Components, in Morgan Hill, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Director of Retail Services & USA Marketing with 4+ years experience.  This position reports to the general manager and will be responsible for creating and executing a retail services full life cycle strategy.

Quiksilver, located in Huntington Beach, Calif., is currently seeking a Senior Internal Auditor with 3+ years experience to perform testing over key business functions and activities in order to determine the nature of operations and the adequacy of the system of control.

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.

The Keep A Breast Foundation is currently looking for a Mac/Web/IT Intern to provide overall IT support and set up of new programs and devices at our office in Oceanside, Calif.

January 9, 2009

Giant Bicycles is currently searching for an experienced Regional Account Executive for the metro New York City/Long Island Territory.  A 4-year degree (B.A./B.S.) or 2+ years of experience is required.  Apply today!

Attention: Water Park Engineers!  You no longer need to work at Wet N' Wild because American Wave Machines is looking for you.  That's right, bring your engineering skill and passion for waves right on over to Solana Beach, Calif., as their Mechanical Engineer (Artificial Wave Technology).  If you have 1+ years experience in mechanical or civil engineering, preferably related to water park design and construction, this job's for you!

Billabong, in Irvine, Calif., is looking for a Snow Outerwear Designer to take the reigns on its outerwear program.  If you have 2-5 years experience in outerwear design, fabric, fit and styling development, and a strong knowledge of garment construction, fabric technology, materials, and manufacturing, this job's for you!

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is currently on the lookout for a Sales Operations Specialist to help keep its sales department under control.  If you have at least 2+ years of sales operations experience supporting the needs of both inside and outside Sales Reps, then apply today!

A Confidential Surf & Lifestyle Magazine based in the Malibu, Calif., area is looking for an Editorial Assistant.  If you have a little experience, a lot of motivation, and are looking to work for a successful niche magazine in our editorial department, this is for you!

DC Shoes, in Vista, Calif., is looking to fill the following "3" positions:
Sales Operations Coordinator (5 yrs exp) - coordinate and maintain operational functions necessary to drive sales revenue.
Desktop Technician (2+ yrs exp) - build, configure, upgrade, install and troubleshoot desktop operating system.
Inside Sales Rep - 1-3+ years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Fuse, in Burlington, Vt., is looking to bring on a PR/Communications Manager with 3-5 years of PR and/or editorial experience and a sound understanding of media relations, digital and social media outreach experience, youth culture and action sports.

Matix Clothing, in Torrance, Calif., is looking for a Girl's Fit Model with a size 3 bottoms and size small tops.  Pay is $50.00 - $75.00 per hour depending upon experience, so apply today!

January 8, 2009

, located in Seattle, Wash., has an immediate opening for a Marketing Communications Content Coordinator with 2+ years experience who will research and maintain content for sales materials, brand and sales web sites, marketing collateral, press materials, and packaging.

Rome Snowboards, in Waterbury, Vt., is looking for an Outerwear Designer / Product Manager for Rome’s Outerwear Line.  If you have a bachelor's degree in apparel design, textiles or apparel merchandising preferred and 2-5 years experience this is the job for you!

Rome Snowboards is also looking for an Assistant Product Manager / Developer with 2+ years experience to join their in-house product development team in Waterbury, Vermont.

H2O Audio, located in La Jolla, Calif., is currently seeking a VP of Sales & Marketing with 8+ years experience in action sports or the outdoor industry.

SCOTT USA, a global leader in the production of goggles, ski’s, snowboards, bicycles, and winter sports apparel, is opening a new Motosports office in San Diego, Calif., and needs a full-time Motocross Apparel Designer with 3+ years experience to join its team.

SCOTT USA is also looking for an Apparel & Protective Gear Developer with 3+ years experience to join their Motosports office in San Diego, Calif.

ONE Industries, in San Diego, Calif., is seeking an experienced Customer Service Rep (Sales Department) with 2+ years experience who will take and process incoming phone orders, provide inside sales support, answer customer questions and perform account maintenance in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.

Quiksilver, in Huntington Beach, Calif., is looking for an A/R Chargeback Specialist with 2+ years experience who will work with the accounts, sales reps, and sales managers to identify and resolve deductions taken by sales accounts from the payment of invoices.

January 7, 2009

Globe is putting an international call out to Footwear Developers!  If you have 4+ years experience, now is your chance to join the Globe development team at the company's international headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

Bioworld Merchandising, a major distributor of licensed apparel and accessories located in Irving, Texas, is looking for an Art Director with 4+ years experience to lead a team of T-shirt designers within their apparel division.

Ocean Current, in Vernon, Calif., has an immediate opening for an Apparel Product Developer with 2+ years experience who will focus on the commercialization of product for their Men’s, Boy’s and Kid’s apparel lines.

A Confidential Company is looking to stay up on the latest trends in viral marketing and is in need of a freelance iPhone Application Developer.

Silver Star, in San Clemente, Calif., is currently seeking an Assistant Designer with 3+ years experience who is interested in art, music, fashion and the finer things in life.

Liquid Graphics, a brand incubator and fast-growing designer and manufacturer of apparel, is currently seeking an Account Manager / Customer Service Rep with 3+ years experience to join their team in Irvine, Calif

Outback Adventures, in La Jolla, Calif., is currently seeking a Store Manager with 3+ years experience to be responsible for the overall management and operation of their location on campus at UC San Diego.
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