Industry News 1/18/2010

Malakye Now: Chad Foreman Interview | Valhalla Endorsed Again & Again | Jobs Lined Up!

Life has a funny way of laying the groundwork for where you’ll end up down the line.  Take Black Box General Manager Chad Foreman for example.  Rocking a neon green Metallica hat he won from the fair, 14-year-old Foreman strolled into ths local skate shop in Alabama to buy his first deck, a Zorlac Mega Metallica. As he looked for the deck to match the hat, he met Jamie Thomas (who worked at the shop) and they’ve been friends ever since. MORE >>

Valhalla Update! More BIG names back the company. Some recent endorsements are listed below:
* Andy Howell, Skateboarder, Founder / CEO , ArtsProjekt
* Brian Jellig, V.P., Marketing & Sales, Jetpilot

Click here to see what they are saying and to find out what Valhalla provides!

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Jan. 18, 2010

Storm Mountain Publishing | Boulder, Colo., | Graphic Designer

Sole Technology | Lake Forest, Calif. |
2" Opportunities:
Assistant Apparel Production Coordinator
Production Coordinator

Vans | San Jose/NorCal based |
Retail District Manager

Skullcandy | Park City, Utah |
"4" Opportunities:
International Marketing Manager
Director of Product Development
Category Manager (Audio)
Category Manager (Soft Goods)

Loomworks Apparel | Irvine, Calif. |
Merchandising / Production Manager

ONE Industries | San Diego, Calif. |
Director of International Sales

Jan. 15, 2010

KJUS | Location: TBD | North American Director of Sales & Marketing

Confidential Company | Los Angeles, Calif. | Design / Development Director

Warrior Sports | Warren, Mich. |
Hockey Product Line Manager

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. |Customer Service / Inside Sales Representative

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Production Manager (Catalog Division)

The La Jolla Group | Irvine, Calif. |
"5" Opportunities:
Sourcing & Production Manager
SMU Designer
Facilities Manager
Freelance Pattern Maker
Fit Model-O'Neill Juniors

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. |
T-Shirt and Apparel Art Director (Men's)

Reef | Carlsbad, Calif. |
Men's Apparel Designer

Reef | Carlsbad, Calif. |
Footwear Designer (Girls)

Metal Mulisha | Irvine, Calif. |
Assistant Graphic Designer | Manhattan Beach, Calif. |
Intern (Social Media | Unpaid)

Jan. 14, 2010

TransWorld Media |
Oceanside, Calif. |
Marketing Manager

Melmarc Products | Orange County, Calif. |
Account Manager

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach |
E-mail Marketer

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

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
Public Relations Coordinator

Freshpark Industries | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Office Manager / Administrator

Freshpark Industries | Huntington Beach, Calif. | Inside Sales Representative

HPI | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
"3" Positions:
Licensing / Product supply Negotiator
Web Designer
HB Brand Sales Manager

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
E-commerce Merchandiser/Buyer

Quiksilver Retail | Pismo Beach, Calif. | Store Manager

Quiksilver Retail | Folsom, Calif. |
Store Manager

Jan. 13, 2010

Suunto | Ogdent, Utah |
Director of Marketing

Oakley | Tampa, Fla. |
Regional Channel Sales Managers

Easton-Bell | Van Nuys, Calif. |Packaging and Product Industrial Designer

Vans | Cypress, Calif. |
Men's Footwear Buyer

OluKai Premium Footwear | Aliso Viejo, Calif. | Sales Assistant

Independent Trading Company | San Clemente, Calif. | Customer Service Rep

Bravo Sports | Santa Fe Springs, Calif. |
Product Development Manager

SALT Optics | Costa Mesa, Calif. |
Customer Service / Office Administrator

Primitive | Encino, Calif. |
Part-time Retail Sales Associate

OTM Fight Shops | Southern California |
Retail Managers

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.

Independent Sales Rep - All Territories

Confidential Company
Independent Sales Reps - All Territories

Independent Sales Rep - Southern California
Arnette Outside Sales Reps - Pacific NW, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic S, Mid-Atlantic N, Nor Cal, Midwest, So Cal

Vox Footwear
Independent Sales Rep - New E, Mid A, South E, Texas
Independent Sales Representatives - So Cal, Nor Cal & Pacific NW
Globe/Dwindle (Footwear & Skate Hardgoods)
Outside Sales Reps - Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba & Yukon
Globe/Dwindle (Footwear & Skate Hardgoods)
Independent Sales Reps - Great Lakes: MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, ND, SD

Kali Protectives
Independent Reps (Motorcycle Road, Off Road & Bike) - Multiple Territories

NEW! TapouT
Outside Sales Reps - Mid South & South East
Sales Rep - Mid Atlantic
Sullen Clothing
Outside Sales Reps - South West (AZ,NV,CO,NM)| Mid West | East Coast | Florida
Independent Sales Reps - Mid W & South East
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Pull In Underwear
Independent Sales Reps - S. Cal | N. Cal. | Florida | New York
Skatera (JR. Skate Apparel)
Independent Sales Reps - All U.S. Territories & Canada
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

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