Industry News 10/26/2009

Malakye Now: Blitz Trivia Winner | B2B Status Updates | Jobs Across the Industry

Justin Silvey, a photographer from Vancouver, Wash., is the Malakye Trivia winner for September. Per Welinder, president of Blitz Distribution, hooked up Justin with a classic re-issue Skull & Sword Powell deck signed by himself (a former Bones Brigade member), Tony Hawk, George Powell and Stacy Peralta.

The Question: Per Welinder, former professional skateboarder, legendary Bones Brigade member, and now owner and president of Blitz Distribution, was a stunt double in which movie:
Gleaming the Cube
Back to the Future
A Brother's Justice

The Answer: Back to the Future!

Visit the "Malakye Trivia" tab on the homepage of to take a shot at this month's prize.

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Oct. 26, 2009

Snowboard Magazine | Boulder, Colo. |
Website Manager

Under Armour | Baltimore, Md. |
Senior Product Line Manager

Lifted Research Group (LRG) | Irvine, Calif. | International Sales Director

Skatepark Systems | San Diego, Calif. |
Sales Manager

Point Loma Outfitting | San Diego, Calif. |
Assistant Sales Manager (Retail)

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
"2" Positions:
Technical Fit Specialist/Developer (Men's Apparel)

Deckers Outdoor Corp | Goleta, Calif. |
Footwear Designer (Teva)

Deckers Outdoor Corp | Goleta, Calif. |
Marketing Manager (Teva Brand)

Fox | Irvine, Calif. |
Juniors' Swim Fit Models

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) | Teton Village, Wyo. | Online / Assistant Editor / Equipment Manager

Confidential Company | Southern California | VP of Finance and Global Operations

Dragon Alliance | Carslbad, Calif. |
Product Line Manager

Dragon Alliance | Carslbad, Calif. |Intern

Sport Chalet | La Canada, Calif. | Assistant Buyer (Apparel, Baseball, Winter Hard)

Sport Chalet | La Canada, Calif. | Buyer (Camping and Fishing)

Body Glove | Redondo Beach, Calif. |
PR & Marketing Interns

Banquet | Westwood, Calif. |
Editorial Intern

Oct. 23, 2009

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

Kohl's | Menomonee Falls, Wis. |Product Development Manager (Action Sports)

Triple Eight Distribution | New York City |
Office Manager

Kaenon Polarized | Newport Beach, Calif. |
Supply Chain / Purchasing Manager

Kaenon Polarized | Newport Beach, Calif. |
Public Relations Director with 7+ years experience manage the flow of information between Kaenon and its audience.

Girl Skateboard Company, in Torrance, Calif., is currently seeking a National Sales Manager

Liquid Force | Encinitas, Calif. |
Product Development Managers

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. | Staff Accountant

Empire Skateboard Distribution | Hayward, Calif. | Sales Specialist

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif., is also looking for a Product Developer (Apparel)

International Surfing Association (ISA) |
an Diego, Calif. | Operations Coordinator | Henderson
, Nev. |
Merchandising Assistant

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
"16" Positions:
Product Development Manager (Eyewear)
Product Development Engineer II (ESS)
Developer I Footwear
Test Engineer
Sr. Buyer/Planner (Icon Sports Brand)

Sr. Tax Analyst
Manager, Project Management
Business Systems Analyst (FI/CO)
Business Systems Analyst (Hyperion)
Business Systems Analyst (SD/LE)

Systems Administrator I
Systems Administrator II (EDI Administrator)
Strategic Analyst
Environmental Specialist
Online Marketing Specialist
Email Marketing Specialist
Print Traffic Coordinator
IT Procurement Manager


Web Developer

Oct. 22, 2009

Vans | Cypress, Calif. |
Senior Executive Admin Assistant

Metal Mulisha | Irvine, Calif. |
International Sales Coordinator

Sole Technology | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Product Manager (Etnies Recognition / Plus)

BambooSK8 | Oceanside, Calif. |
Sales Manager

OBEY Clothing | Santa Ana, Calif. |
Warehouse Employee

Bicycle Shop in Northern California |
Store Manager

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Divisional Planner

Scorpion Sports | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Helmet Graphic Designer

Oct. 21, 2009

Lifted Research Group | Irvine, Calif. |
National Sales Manager

Innovators wanted!  Nike | Los Angeles, Calif. | Sustainable Business & Innovation (SB&I) Manager

One Industries | San Diego, Calif. |
Product Developer

Independent Trading Company | San Clemente, Calif. | Data Entry Assistant

Confidential Company | Santa Ana, Calif. |
Bilingual Production & Finance Assistant

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | "2" Positions:
Digital Concept Modelor (5+ yrs exp)
Purchasing and PO Management Assistant (3+ yrs exp)

Lululemon | Vancouver, BC Canada |
Lead Designer

Adrenaline Garage | Winter Park, Colo. |
Associate Producer / Editor

EVS Sports | Rancho Dominguez, Calif. |
Product Developer

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
"2" Positions:
Retail Marketing Manager (5+ yrs exp)
Part-Time Waste Recovery Specialist

For all the latest jobs, visit

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.

NEW! Spyder Active Sports (Outwear/Ski)
Independent Sales Reps - Mid Atlantic & New England Territories
NEW! Brandbase (Technine, Nomis, Sound)
Independent Sales Reps - Pacific Northwest Territories

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

ASF Distribution
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
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

NEW! Spacecraft
Outside Sales Reps - Southeast, Florida, New York, Texas & California
UPDATE! Don Dante Clothing
Independent Sales Reps - LA, NY, SF, Miami & Multiple U.S. Territories
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Columbia Sportswear
Outside Sales Representative - Midwest
Planet Earth
Independent Sales Reps - Southwest & Southeast
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Lightning Bolt
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Eruption Clothing Inc.
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple U.S. Territories & Canada

Loaded Boards recently expanded their team by adding Marcus “Bandyman” Bandy to the ranks. As skateboard stuntman, writer/ journalist and big-time lover, Marcus brings his skills - on and off the streets - to Loaded Boards as its latest Customer Service Rep.

Alsytle Apparel's customer service department recently welcomed Shirley Lee and Juani Long to the team.

Few New Zeland now has Eric Worley handling Outside Sales in Northern Florida.

Chrome Industries, up in Nor Cal, recently hired Matt Sharkey as Director of Marketing.

  Who got hired? Let us know!  

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