Industry News 4/24/2012

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News
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B$Z: FUEL Clothing Celebrates 20th Anniversary

EVENT: Man Going for Record Setting 22 Hour Ascent and Descent of Mt. Everest

EVENT: Arnetteā€™s Cash Pot Surf Series Paddles Out In Seaside Heights April 21

B$Z: Hydrapak Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Source Vagabond Systems



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Greenhouse BMX is a wholesale distributor of bicycles, parts, and accessories to bike shops across the country, and they are the home of Verde Bikes.  They're seeking an experienced Inside Sales Rep with a passion for cycling and a strong background in sales to join the crew in Columbus, Ohio.

Merrell, a recognized leader in footwear and apparel design and innovation, has "2" NEW opportunities at their Grand Rapids, Michigan office:
Product Development Manager (Athletic)
Product Development Manager (Fusion)

Quiksilver is searching for a Store Manager to head up the team at their Mall of America location in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Outdoor Research, located in Seattle, Washington, consistently introduces new and exciting products to the world. They are currently looking for a Front-End Web Developer to execute all aspects of the company's websites and related digital projects.

Outdoor Research is also in need of an experienced Materials Manager to manage the technical and design direction of material selection and commercialization. This position is based at the company's headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

SmartWool, maker of premium socks, apparel, and accessories, is searching for aDirector of E-Commerce to head up their consumer direct e-commerce channel in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

SmartWool is also ready to add a new person to its team out in the field with this Field Service Representative position to be based in Chicago, Illinois and service the Mid West region.

A Confidential, growing skate company in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a part time Graphic Designer/Artist to play an important role on their team.

Looking for an awesome summer job? KenMont KenWood Camps, located in Kent, Connecticut, is in need of aSummer Camp Skate Park Director to run their skateboard program.  Room and board are included for a great summer experience!

NEW YORK. Times Square. Billabong. If you're an experienced Retail Manager, and those three descriptors catch your fancy, check it out.

Revolution Cycles, in Rockville, MD. (just north of D.C.) lays down a brilliant offer for a Service Manager. Check out the wide variety of people who have joined this company in the full job description. Impressive.

We (Malakye) are working on bringing The Shmooz to Portland, Ore. But for now, check out this great opportunity to join Chrome as an Assistant Retail Manager You'll be busy there this summer!  In a city that thrives on public transit and two-wheel peddling.

Easton-Bell's team in Scotts Valley, Calif. continues to grow. Today, the company is looking to add a talented Production Designer with 5+ years of experience to work on a wide variety of art department projects.

TaylorMade Golf Company, located near by The Kingdom in Carlsbad, Calif. wants to bring on a multi-talented Retail Environments Designer who can handle it all from POS design to racks to mannequins and many things in between. If you have the right skill set and experience, this is a biggie!

GovX, an online retailer specializing in selling action sports and outdoor products to military and government employees, located in La Jolla, Calif. is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist to join the accounting department., located in Salt Lake City, Utah is seeking a rock star BUYER with deep expertise in the Outdoor Industry. The company is positioned for explosive growth in the coming year and the Buyer will be a key member of the team driving this initiative.

Continuing on in the Utah's industry hub, ENVE Composites located in Ogden, Utah and maker of high-end bicycle products is looking for a Director of Engineering. Only a select few will have what it takes to excel in this position. Maybe you're one of those people!

PowerBar, located in Florham Park, NJ. is serving up a Senior Brand Manager - Innovation. Check out the skill set required here! If it's your brilliant self, send a resume.

Black Diamond Equipment, makers of world class climbing and skiing gear, has an opening for a Logistics Analyst at their headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Black Diamond product design team combines their talent for design with their excitement for skiing and climbing to create products that are innovative, beautiful, and function flawlessly. Want to be a part of it? Check out these 2 "NEW" opportunities at their headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Industrial Designer
Design Engineer

Boa Technology, in Denver, Colorado, is seeking a Regional Sales Manager to manage sales, service, and communication needs for the company's brand partner accounts.

HPI Racing is searching for an energetic, charismatic RC car expert to come on board as an Events Coordinator in Foothill Ranch, Calif. This person will educate and support shop owners, consumers, and the industry about HPI products.

Absolute Distributors, an Australian wholesale skateboard distributor that just recently expanded its operation to Oceanside, Calif., is looking for the right person to join their team as a Territory Account Manager.

Zamst, a market leader in sports bracing and supports, is seeking a Marketing Managerto manage all aspects of their marketing and merchandising programs in Newport Beach, Calif. The ideal candidate will embrace their brand, products, athletes, and sports.

Bravo Sports, global leader in the outdoor, recreational, and sporting goods markets, is ready to add "2" NEW people to their company roster in Santa Fe Springs, Calif:
Assistant Product Developer
Graphic Artist - Branding & Retail Packaging

OBEY Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif., has an opening for an International Customer Service and Account Manager to join the crew. Working knowledge of the Full Circle apparel operating system is a must for this one!

Factory Effex, in Valencia, Calif., is seeking aSport Bike Sales Specialist to be responsible for all global aspects of Sport Bike sales within the company.

Monster Energy, leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages, is searching for an Associate Brand Manager to join their team in Corona, Calif.

Ambry Genetics, a leading provider of genetic services based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is on the hunt for a Web Designer to be responsible for the design development and coding of their cutting edge designs.

Ironclad Performance Wear, maker of technical task-specific work gloves, is looking for a Quality Control Manager with 7+ years of experience to join the team at their El Segundo, Calif. headquarters.

A Confidential Company in Costa Mesa, Calif. has an exciting opportunity for an Account Sales Representative (Inside Sales) to come on board. Skateboarding experience and product knowledge is a big plus!

Quiksilver is opening a new store in East Hampton, New York, and they're looking for Store Managers, Supervisors, and Sales Associates.  Come meet them and apply at theirRetail Job Fair being held next week.

Currie Technologies, producer of IZIP hybrid electric bicycles, is looking forTerritory Managers in various regions throughout the U.S. If you're passionate about the new electric bicycle trend, this could be the right opportunity for you!

Fuse Interactive, in Laguna Beach, Calif., is seeking an Interactive and Video Project Manager to be an integral member of their team. This person will be responsible for the workflow of interactive content produced for their clients' websites and video production.

SKLZ, maker of some of the most innovative and effective sports training products around, is in search of an experienced Web Designer to join a great team of people in Carlsbad, Calif.

Orisue, an established apparel brand that utilizes an extensive array of unique materials and creative styles, is on the hunt for an Apparel Designer to join them in Santa Ana, Calif.

The Outdoor Recreation Group, manufacturer and distributor of branded backpacks, camping accessories, and apparel, is looking for a Product Developer to focus on Backpacks and Luggage. This position is based at their Los Angeles, Calif. office.

Rip Curl is in need of a highly organized and enthusiastic Accounts Receivable Clerk at their office in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Ready to put your graphic design experience to the test with one of the top action sports brands? Check out these "2" NEW opportunities at Fox in Irvine, CA!
Graphic Designer - Men's
Senior Graphic Artist - Men's

Shimano, an industry leader in the fishing, bike, and rowing categories, is looking to add "2" NEW people to their Irvine, Calif. based team:
Sales Manager (Fishing Division)
OEM Sales (Bicycle Division)

Shimano is also in search of aBusiness Development Manager to grow the market for their Rowing category in North America. The location for this role isto be determined, and will be largely based on finding the right candidate.

prAna, in Carlsbad, Calif., has a unique opportunity for an experienced Director of E-Commerce to come on board.  Must have a proven track record of executing a direct-to-consumer strategy within a multi-channel environment.

prAna is also in need of a Men's Designer to be responsible for the conceptual design and creative execution of their men's apparel line. This position is based at the company's headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.

Dye Precision, in San Diego, Calif., is in need of aGraphic Designer with excellent design abilities and well-rounded web development skills.

Jenson USA, leading online and brick/mortar cycling retailer, is looking for Customer Support (Bicycle Experts) at their Riverside and Corona, Calif. locations. The ability to speak a second language, such as Spanish or Portugese, is a huge plus for this one!

Billabong has an immediate opening for a Production Assistant to join the crew in Irvine, Calif. Check it out and see if it might be right for you!

Alpinestars, in Torrance, Calif., is seeking an enthusiastic, sports-minded individual to come on board as a Dealer Developer (Motorcycle Accounts).

Orage Ski, with headquarters in Quebec, is in need of a Sales Representative to manage, sell to, and service accounts in British Columbia, Canada.

Bonnier Corporation, in Boulder, Colorado, is searching for a Corporate Sponsorship Sales Representative for Warren Miller Entertainment and NASTAR.  This person will be responsible for optimizing and achieving sales goals within an assigned category account list.

SmartWool, located in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has a great opportunity for a Director of Marketing, North America to join the team.

Trek Bikes, located in Waterloo, Wisconsin (Madison Area) needs an Interaction Designer with 5+ years of experience to be a key member of their in-house creative group. is looking for aVisual Web Designer (Jewelry & Watches) with a background in retail websites to join their Seattle, Washington based team.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is seeking a VP of E-Business to be responsible for the company's entire E-commerce and digital marketing strategy at a world-wide level.

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also searching for an E-Commerce Interactive Marketer to provide strategic and tactical direction on e-commerce marketing initiatives.

NHS is looking to bring a Domestic Sales Manager on board in Santa Cruz, Calif. This person will be a critical member of the company's sales team, and will focus on key accounts and domestic wholesale customers.

Life Distribution, an established action sports apparel company, is searching for a National Sales Manager for its brands Ambig and Split. This position, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is responsible for managing the domestic sales force as well as key accounts.

Easton Bell, located in amazing Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area) is ready to swing open the door for three people with three great new opportunities:
E-commerce Marketing Manager
Category Planner - GIRO
Associate Sports Marketing Manager - GIRO Snow

Paintball industry leader, Dye Precision, is searching for a Senior Web Developer with excellent technical abilities to come on board in San Diego, Calif.

Dye Precision is also in need of an Inside Sales Rep to come on board in San Diego, Calif., and be a part of the company's paintball division.

Innovative Systems, a leader in apparel industry software located in Laguna Hills, Calif., is looking for an Entry-Level Receptionist.

New Era Cap is in need of an Office Administrator to be responsible for all administrative support at their Action Sports office in Irvine, Calif.

Specialized Bikes, located in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area), is seeking a Demand Planning Analyst to gather, analyze, and prepare reports, as well as make recommendations for improvements.

Easton Bell, located in Van Nuys, Calif., is looking for a Research and Development Engineer to develop and commercialize world class bats.

A Confidential clothing manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif. is seeking a Production Manager with 8-10 years of experience in overseas sourcing.

Gramicci has been making some of the best outdoor and climbing apparel for the past 30 years, and they're looking to add a full-time, freelance Graphic Design Artist to the team. This position can be based anywhere in the Los Angeles or Ventura areas, and you must be able to travel to their home office in Agoura, Calif., approximately 5 to 10 times per year.

Tilly's is growing! The company is looking to bring on District Managers in the following cities: Chicago, IL, Orlando, FL, San Jose, CA, and Orange County, CA.

Tilly's also has an exciting new opportunity for a Vans Warped Tour Ambassador to take to the road and hit up 41 Warped Tour locations.  This person will promote the brand, pushing and shedding light on all of Tilly's store locations.

Famous Stars and Straps, located in Ontario, Calif., is seeking a Graphic Designer to work with the in-house creative team and marketing department.

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