Industry News 5/11/2009

Malakye Weekly: May 11, 2009

Malakye Trivia Winner (April): James Kolbjornsen from One Distribution is the winner of April's Malakye Trivia. He'll be taking home some new gear from Black Label. James is the Canadian Territory Manager at One Distribution, home of KR3W Apparel & Supra, and has facilitated and run all Canadian operations for more than three years. James loves to film, edit and paint, and he just celebrated his 24th year of skateboarding this past January.

Last Month's Question: Who was the first pro rider, besides John Lucero, to have a pro model deck for Black Label?  Answer: Ricky Barnes!

The Brown Buffalo design studio keeps it fresh and versatile in their latest venture - pictured above! The last time you saw The Brown Buffalo it was all about a Fall '09 bag line for éS Footwear, specifically geared for skateboarding. This time, it's a whole new story.

Check out the benches above. Guess who put them out? That's right, The Brown Buffalo - talk about skills of the trade! Though Brown Buffalo specialize in bags, the company understands the value of diversity of inspiration, influences, and product design to stay on top and fresh. This bench project from The Brown Buffalo is a case in point. To learn more about The Brown Buffalo and find out if it's the right design firm for your company, click here to visit their profile on MalakyeB2B.
Jesse Faen, U.S. President of Insight Joins Life Rolls On Foundation Advisory Committee
Lifetime Presents Breast Friends 4 Life
OC Super Fair Hosts ASA Action Sports World Tour's Big Air BMX Triples
Action Sports Execs Join Connect S.I. Advisory Board
5ones Launches Earth: Interactive Map of Surf, Skate, and Snow Spots. Huge Contest to Boot
Liquid Force's Relentless Weekend at Kansas City Watersports May 15-16!
Liquid Force’s BBQ BROdown
1st Annual ASI Co-Ed Summer Softball Kick-off Tournament presented by USNW Express
Origin Launches New Telluride Website
Women in Actions Sports – Event Recap
K2 Snowboarding Names Metcalf New Global Marketing Manager
May 11, 2009

Amer Sports | Ogden
, Utah | National Sales Manager

Famous Stars and Straps | Ontario, Calif. | Regional Sales Manager

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Customer Service Representative

Pearl Izumi | Louisville, Colo. | Product Design Manager

Olukai | Aliso Viejo, Calif. | Sales Operations Manager

Mage Design, Los Angeles, Calif. | Graphic Designer / Print Designer

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Application Architect

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Men's Accessories Designer (Temporary)

May 8, 2009

Height of Land Publications | Jeffersonville, Vt. | Designer/Art Director (Backcountry, Alpinist)

K2 Sports | Seattle, Wash. | eCommerce Coordinator

Livity Outernational | Topanga, Calif. | Production / Merchandising Manager

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Senior Apparel Designer (Emerica)

Electric Visual | San Clemente, Calif. | Staff Accountant

Confidential Company | Orange County, Calif. | Controller / HR Manager

West 49 Inc. | Calgary, AB Canada | Store Manager

Hurley Retail | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Part-Time & Full-Time Store Associates

Quiksilver Retail | Laughlin, Nev. | Store Manager

May 7, 2009

Sanuk | Irvine, Calif. | Chargeback Analyst/Collector

Stereo Skateboards | Los Angeles, Calif. | Marketing & Team Coordinator

Bioworld Merchandising | Irving, Texas | T-shirt Separator

Skatepark Systems | San Diego, Calif. | Sales Manager

TapouT | Grand Terrace, Calif. | "2" positions:
In-House Customer Sales Representative
Director of Sales (VP Level)

SnL Communications | Los Angeles, Calif. | Part-time Junior Account Executive

Quiksilver Retail | Tempe, Ariz. | Store Manager

Fox | Irvine, Calif. | "2" PAID Interns!  The following internships include:
Social Networking Intern
Video Dept. Intern

New Era Cap | Irvine, Calif. | Design Intern

BambooSK8 | Pacific Palisades or Oceanside, Calif. | Marketing Interns

May 6, 2009

Adio Footwear | Vista, Calif. | Global Marketing Manager

Point Conception | Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. | Customer Service Manager

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Color Designer (Footwear)

K2 Sports | Seattle, Wash. | Technical Designer (Planet Earth)

Fifth Sun | Chico, Calif. | National Sales Director

Confidential Hard Goods Company | San Diego, Calif. | Office Administrator

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Desktop Technician

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Mailroom Clerk

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Every position listed below is COMMISSION ONLY.

Independent Sales Reps - Mid A, Tri-State, New E, ROCKIES, S. West, N. Ca., S. Ca., P. NW

Loser Machine Company
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories 
Jet Pilot (Apparel, Boardshorts, Wake Products & Accessories)
Pacific Northwest, Southwest (Arizona & New Mexico) & Northeast Territories
Factor54 (Base Salary + Commission)
Outside Sales Rep - OC/LA, San Diego, N. CA., Rockies, AZ / TX, Mid A
Ambiguous Clothing
Independent Sales Reps - Mid West, North East, Mid Atlantic & South East
Independent Sales Rep - Northern California
Jeepney Clothing
Independent Sales Reps P.NW, MW, N. CAL, S, SW
Independent Sales Rep - Los Angeles
Pinkney Turner Denim
Outside Sales Reps - LA, Atlanta, Dallas, NY, Philadelphia, Miami, D.C. & Chicago

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Quantum Optics (Anarchy, Angel, Body Glove)
Outside Sales Reps - Northern California, New England-Mass, RI, New Hamp, Conn, Vermont, Maine
Pleasure Ground Eyewear
Independent Sales Reps - N. CA, P. NW, Mid A, NE

Head Start Caps
Outside Sales Representative - NY/NY & Dallas, TX
Elm Company
Outside Snow Sales Reps - Pacific Northwest, Mid Atlantic, New England

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

O'Neill Snow (OUTERWEAR - not clothing or wetsuits)
Territory Sales Representatives - Northwest & Northeast

Sunsets, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Congratulations to Juliana Dantas and O'Neill! O'Neill recently hired Juliana Dantas, a Malakye Community member since 2004, as an Assistant Designer for its Men's division.

Jill Penn is now heading up the Rockies territory for ISIS.
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