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October 19, 2008

Rachelle Chenier did it - she made it happen. She got a foot in the door in the action sports industry, without an inside track, and exactly where she wanted to be. Fresh out of FIDM with a degree in Apparel Manufacturing Management she jumped right in as Receptionist – after a year of working to make it happen. Persistence paid off, and now a year later she’s moved in to an Assistant Project Manager for Analog. She is where she is because she set a goal and didn’t give up on it. Passion for the sports and a great sense of humor probably helped, too.  MORE >>

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EVENT: I Am Snowboarding, Mammoth California
EMP: Grenade Welcomes New Team Manager Jordan Brown to the Army
O&E Gets Tricky In Event Promotion
SNOW: El Nino Delivers Snow to Southern California, Past and Present
MEDIA: Arbor Reverse Camber Wins Big
SurfAid Padang Earth Quake Relief Efforts
EMP: Bubble Gum Surf Wax Hires New National Sales Manager
EVENT: Surfrider Foundation Raises $150,000 for Beach and Coastal Protection

Oct. 19,2009

Snowboard Magazine | TBD
Senior Account Executive

Scott USA | El Cajon, CA.
MX Product Line Manager - Protective Gear & Apparel

Dragon Alliance | Carslbad, Calif.
Product Line Manager - Softgoods & Accessories 
International Sales Intern

VANS | Cypress, Calif.
Visual Merchandiser

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif.
Technical Fit Specialist / Developer - Men's Line.

Decker's Corp. |Santa Barbara, Calif.
Footwear Designer - TEVA Brand

Oct. 16, 2009

Origin Design + Communications | Whistler, BC, Canada | Web / Print Designer

Girl Skateboard Company | Torrance, Calif.
National Sales Manager

Empire Skateboard Distribution | Hayward, Calif. | Sales Specialist

Liquid Force | Encinitas, Calif.
Product Development Manager

Lifted Research Group | Irvine, Calif. | Sales Manager

Alstyle Apparel | Chicago, Ill.
Customer Service Representative

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. |
Senior Graphic Designer

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. |
Staff Accountant

TapouT | Grand Terrace, Calif. |
Marketing Assistant

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif.
Product Developer

Confidential Headwear Company | Lake Forest, Calif. |

Simpson Performance Products | Torrance, Calif. |
Graphic / Production Artist

Oct. 14, 2009 | Henderson, Nev.
Merchandising Assistant

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Divisional Planner

The International Surfing Association (ISA)| San Diego, Calif. |
Operations Coordinator

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Email Marketer

Hoffman Fabrics | Mission Viejo, Calif. |
Art Textile Designer

Bicycle Shop | Northern California |
Store Manager

Oct. 13, 2009

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Technical Designer

Confidential Company | Orange County, Calif. |
Canadian Territory Manager

Merrell | Rockford, Mich. | 
Vice President Product Development

Triple Eight Distribution | New York City |
Office Manager

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. |
Search Marketing Manager

Vans | Cypress, Calif. |
Category Manager (Footwear/Surf)

Fortune Fashions | Los Angeles, Calif. |
T-Shirt Graphic Designer

Dark Horse Distribution
| Culver City, Calif.
Media / Design Interns

Oct. 12, 2009 

Rogue Status | Ontario, Calif. |
Regional Sales Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | 
International Sales Ops Coordinator

Famous Stars and Straps | Ontario, Calif.
Large-Account Business Supervisor

Under Armour | Baltimore, Md.
Sales Manager
(Mountain Sports)

Vans | Dallas, Texas
Retail District Manager
(Dallas Based)

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
Senior Buyer / Planner
(Icon Sports Brand)

Confidential Action Sports Company | Orange County, Calif.
Product Development Engineer

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Retail Marketing Manager
Director of Footwear Merchandising
Part-Time Waste Recovery Specialist

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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.

NEW! Smart Girls Who Surf / Surf-Vival (Sunscreen)
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

NEW! ASF Distribution
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
NEW! BBS Distribution
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Independent Sales Reps - West & East Coast Territories

CRAP Eyewear

Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Solar Swim

Independent Sales Reps - East & West Regions

Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Lightning Bolt {In the News!}
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Don Dante Clothing
Independent Sales Reps - LA, NY, SF, Miami & Multiple U.S. Territories
Eruption Clothing Inc.
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple U.S. Territories & Canada
Outside Sales Reps - Southeast, Florida, New York, Texas & California
Silver Star Casting Company
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Warrior International
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories

Ashley Burress joins Dragon in Carlsbad, Calif. handling International Sales/Operations & Territory Managment. That's a lot - she's going to be busy!

Rip Curl's retail team recently brought on Dan Dodarell, who just came over from Florida to make his mark in southern California.

  Who got hired? Let us know!  

Compensation: I am being paid "by the board" (not very much). Is that normal in this industry? What is the standard rate on surfboard commission in this industry?

Is salary always negotiable? If you're offered a number and you aren't exactly sold on it right off the bat, what are the odds of the company reconsidering?

Graphic design qualifications: What qualifications does one require to work as a graphic designer?Do we really need any?

Seasonal Rotation - Wake: Can anyone tell me the seasonal rotation for the wake industry? I heard that all the wake companies were all at the last Surf Expo and they don't go to the one in Jan.