Industry News 7/20/2009

Today on Malakye: JOBS! | Bo Bridges Interview | Trade Show Prep Center

Whether he’s flying at 14,000 feet, shooting the recently held Maloof Money Cup, or directing the Rehab campaign for the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, Bo Bridges has seen it all, captured the moment, and is looking to handle anything picturesque sent his way.

Nowadays, Bo shoots some of the top athletes and events inside and outside of the ASI, and recently started a creative agency called Spit Studio.  Read on and let Bo fill in the pages. MORE >>

Trade Show Preparation Center: Trade show season is right around the corner, so in an effort to provide you the most convenient resource to dial in your trade show needs, MalakyeB2B created the Trade Show Preparation Center (TSPC).  The TSPC features vendors specializing in booth design, catalogs and promo goods, as well as print vendors specializing in large format, eco-friendly and quick-turnaround printing.  Visit the TSPC today to ensure you're getting the best pricing and quality around!
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July 20, 2009

Black Box Distribution
| Carlsbad, Calif. | Director of Sales

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Technical Fit Specialist

BambooSK8 | Oceanside, Calif. | Office Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Sales Operations Coordinator

Mage Design | Los Angeles, Calif. | Design Assistant

Orage Ski | Longueuil, QC Canada | Web Designer

One Distribution | Santa Ana, Calif. | Accounts Receivable Specialist

On A Mission | San Clemente, Calif. | Assistant to Operations

July 17, 2009

Nomis | Boulder
, Colo. | Outerwear / Streetwear Product Developer

Flow Snowboarding | San Clemente, Calif. | Staff Accountant

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Online Marketing Manager

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Allocations Assistant

Bioworld Merchandising | Irving, Texas | Product Designer

EVS Sports | Rancho Dominguez, Calif. | Head of Product Design

A Confidential Company | Laguna Hills, Calif. | Production Manager (Motorcycle Products)

Confidential Company | Laguna Hills, Calif. | Product Designer

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif. | Production, QA & Compliance Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Footwear Purchasing & PO Management Supervisor

Flip Skateboards | Westminister, Calif. | Graphic Design Intern

July 16, 2009

Red Bull | Santa Monica, Calif. | Motorsports Marketing Manager

Street Surfing LLC | Newport Beach, Calif. | Controller

Rogue Status | Ontario, Calif. | Customer Service Representative

Zumiez | Everett, Wash. | Human Resources Generalist

Gregory Mountain Products | Sacramento, Calif. | Customer Service Manager

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | Merchandising Manager (Technical Outerwear)

Creative Recreation | West Hollywood, Calif. | Production Coordinator

July 15, 2009

Globe | El Segundo, Calif. | Marketing Manager

Dark Horse Distribution | Culver City, Calif. | Sales and Marketing Rep

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | "3" openings:
Art Manager (Emerica/éS/Altamont)
Apparel SMU Designer
Printables Product Developer / Technical Designer

Metal Mulisha | Irvine, Calif. | Assistant Designer (Accessories)

Massive Inc | Long Beach, Calif. | Customer Service / Account Representative

August Accessories | Oxnard, Calif. | "3" openings:
Quality Control / Inventory Specialist
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Customer Service / Data Entry Specialist

K2 Sports | Seattle, Wash. | Graphic Designer

Billabong Retail | Chicago, Ill. | Retail Management

Rip Curl Retail | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Store Manager

July 14, 2009

A Confidential Apparel Brand | Orange County, Calif. | Art Director

Vans | Cypress, Calif. | eCommerce Marketing and Merchandising Manager

Olukai | Aliso Viejo, Calif. | Sales Operations Manager

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

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif. | Graphic Designer (Mens & Boys T-shirts/Apparel)

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | "6" openings:
Trend Specialist (Footwear)
Retail Marketing Manager
Senior Apparel Designer
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Public Relations Intern
Photo Department Intern

Quiksilver Retail | Calgary, AB Canada | Retail Staff

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | Temporary Sales Associate (National Accounts)

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NEW! IS Eyewear
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NEW! One More Round
Independent Sales Reps - S. Cal, N. Cal, P. Northwest, Texas, Mid West, Mid Atlantic
UPDATE! Republik Apparel
Outside Sales Reps - Rockies, SoCal, NorCal, NE, Mid-Atlantic
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Outside Sales Reps - Mid-Atlantic, South East/Florida, Mid West, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico and Rocky Mountains
Independent Sales Rep - Northern California

Fox Head, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps (MX) - MD, Harrisburg PA Metro, E. VA
Fox Head, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps (MX) - NJ, Philly PA Metro, DE

UPDATE! Outdoor Technology
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Rasa Libre
Outside Sales Reps - Pacific NW, Rockies, SoCal & Southeast

Point Conception
Independent Sales Reps - U.S. & Canada
Independent Sales Rep - NC, SC, VA, MD & DE
New York, New York!!!  SOHO, to be exact, is where Kimberly Rodgers will be joining Billabong as Assistant Manager at this flagship retail location.

ZJ Boarding House, leading the action sports retail charge in Santa Monica since 1988, now has Megan Nakazawa as its new Administrative Assistant.

Mike Morton is O'Quinn's new Apparel / Graphic Designer.

Ocean Current recently hired Richard Scane Goodheart as its latest Graphic Designer handling Mens & Boys t-shirts and apparel.

  Who got hired? Let us know!  
Product Designer's Portfolio: Jump in and critique your peers!  Don't be bashful, provide "real" feedback.  It gets you further in the long run.

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