Industry News 4/30/2012

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News
B$Z: Action Sports and Apparel Lawyer Jason Femrite joins SDSI Advisory Board

EMP: Powder Makes Additions and Promotions to Editorial Staff

EVENT: SIMA Visual Merchandising & Retail Marketing Bootcamp Recap

B$Z: Octagon Expands Surf Business With Addition of Payne Brothers & Lau

EMP: Incipio To Host Career Fair On Friday, May 4 at Its Irvine Headquarters

EVENT: Win a S.U.P from SUP Love

BIKE: Tern Exhibits at NYC's New Amsterdam Show

B$Z: Spyder Opens Distribution Facility In Dallas Texas Area

EMP: Polarmax Promotes From Within

EMP: TransWorld SKATEboarding Welcomes Sam Muller As Senior Photographer

VIDEO: Billabong's Code Red Surf Documentary Premiers on YouTube Today

B$Z: Outside Magazine Awards Outdoor Research With Gear of The Year Award

B$Z: Norwegian Design Council Awards Helly Hansen

B$Z: Icebreaker To Open Retail Store in San Jose, Calif.

B$Z: SCARPA's Spark Earns Editor Choice Award

EMP: Justyn Amstutz Appointed by Advanstar Powersports Division

ENV: Verizon Partnership Takes Surf Event Closer to Paperless

EMP: Bohemian Action Sports Greeting Cards Hires Justin Moore as COO



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retail division is looking for a Retail Store Manager to take the helm at its Orland Square Mall location in Orland Park, ILLINOIS (Chicago Area).

Easton-Bell, located in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area) is looking for a Digital Commerce and Content Managerto play a key strategic and creative role in building and maintaining the Giro and Easton Cycling e-commerce websites as well as support digital content initiatives.

SCOTTEVEST, Inc. is an innovative travel and every-day clothing company, based in Ketchum, Idaho. The company is seeking a super-smart "Jack or Jill of all trades" for a Web Operations Coordinator position.

Do you love MotoGP? Do you stay on top of motorcycling trends and enjoy sharing the latest news with your friends? If so, check out this Web Social Coordinator position with / in Tualatin, Ore. (South East of Portland)

Billabong, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for someone to fill the ever-important role of Front Desk Receptionist.

Incipio Technologies, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for aVideographer / Photographer. Apply now, then go the Incipio career fair this Friday.

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.

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.

Bonnier Corporation, in Orlando, Florida, is searching for a Content Editor to help plan and execute the multi-channel content strategy for TransWorld Wakeboarding.

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.

Incipio Technologies, located in Irvine, Calif. has three open positions. The company is also hosting a career fair at its headquarters on Friday, May 4th. Apply now, then visit in person!  The career fair is for the positions you see listed here.
Accounting Clerk
Customer Service Agent/Order Processor
Account Specialist/Sales Support Specialist
Junior Web Content Associate

Rip Curl, in Costa Mesa, Calif. is looking for a passionate & driven full time Associate Planner to join its Retail Management Team and work collaboratively with the buyers to drive financial results that maximize sales, inventory levels and profitability.

A Confidential Stand Up Paddle Board Company, located in New York, NY. is looking for a Race Director to run stand up paddle board races nationally.

Outdoor Adventure Sales, the sales agency representing The North Face, is seeking a Footwear & Apparel Sales Rep to manage specialty accounts in Washington & Idaho. This position is based out of the company's Seattle, Wash. showroom.

Headsweats, with offices in Cincinnati, Oh. and Boulder, Colo. is a company that specializes in washable, airlight, supremely wicking hats that now dominate the triathlon, rowing, adventure racing worlds.  The company is looking for an Account Manager / Sales Rep to work out of it's Boulder, Colo. office.

Troy Lee Sportswear, located in Corona, looking for a Sportwear Production Coordinator to work on both Troy Lee Sportswear and Troy Lee Designs. You need to know MAS 200!

Talyormade Golf Company, located in Carlsbad, Calif. rolls out two significant design department positions:
Global Design Creative Lead
Senior Graphic Designer

Quiksilver's Retail department has two new opportunities to join the crew:
Quiksilver Girls, Store Manager - Malibu, Calif.
Retail Merchandising Specialist - Sacramento, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an Apparel Technical Designer to support the company's booming growth.

Zamst, a market leader in sports bracing/supports located in Newport Beach, Calif. is looking for a Sales Manager who can manage all aspects of selected channel sales programs (running, sporting goods).

DUC, Inc. (pronounced deuce) located in Newport Beach, Calif. is looking for Customer Service Reps.  Check out the details!

Fun loving company Sanuk, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Children's Footwear Fit Model. If your child is size 13, check it out!

One Distribution, home of KR3W and Supra located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is searching for a Senior Accountant with 3+ years of experience.

Alli Sports is in need of a Strategic Alliances Coordinator to join their motocross division in Burr Ridge, Illinois (Chicago Area). This person will assist and execute many aspects of event management and operations for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series.

TransWorld Snowboarding, located in Carlsbad, Calif., is seeking an Associate Editor to contribute top level snowboarding related content to their print, digital, and social audience.

Easton-Bell Sports is in need of aSr. Advanced Concepts Mechanical Engineer & Designer to be responsible for its Bike category in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz Area).

Dye Precision is 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.

Jett Development, located in Windsor, Colo. (Fort Collins Area) is seeking a highly motivated Graphic Designer to produce innovative and unique apparel graphics and print designs. Specific experience in bike, powersport and/or action sports industries is preferred. Include resume and portfolio when applying - and make it good!  You're going directly to the design director.

Strava is is revolutionizing the social fitness experience for runners and cyclists, providing the insights, motivation and camaraderie to perform their best, even when they're exercising alone. Strava, located in San Francisco, Calif. is looking for a Director, Business Development to join the team.

Alpinestars, is a legendary company and located in Torrance, Calif. The company is looking for an Accounts Payable Clerk who enjoys a fast paced environment and is an excellent communicator in addition to having the right skill set.

Incipio, located in Irvine, Calif. and hosting a career fair at it's HQ on May 4th, is looking for a focused, efficient, detail-oriented, and web-savvy Junior Web Content Associate to assist with web content management.

Arbor, located in Venice, Calif. is looking for Retail Sales Associates for its two awesome retail stores in Venice - one on Washington Blvd, and one on the infamous Venice Boardwalk.

VANS, the company which just rocked it for VF Corp this quarter, is looking for a District Manager to be based in Dallas, Texas.

Hybrid Apparel, located in Cypress, Calif. is looking for an Assistant Sportswear Designer to join the design team.

HPI Racing, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., is looking for a Project Coordinator. This person will be responsible for tracking project schedules, and working with various disciplines in our Research and Development Department.

Cinder Block, located in Los Angeles, Calif. is the leading full-service music merchandising and brand licensing serving the music industry's largest acts. The company is looking for an Account and Social Media Manager.

Fox in Irvine, Calif., is searching for an experienced Executive Assistant to support the day-to-day administrative needs of the company's CEO/CFO.

Fox, also has a couple more for you: 
Art Director - Lifestyle
Retail Stores Buyer

ONE Industries, in San Diego, Calif., is seeking an individual to be responsible for International Sales. A passion and love for the action sports industry, and motocross / downhill mountain biking in particular, are a must for this role!

Origin is a Whistler and Montreal Canada based agency specializing in mountain sports and tourism. The company is looking for a Senior Art Director to play an important and significant role in the company. You'll need to full gamut of experience from the oldest (print) to the newest (interactive). AND you'll need to be able to work in Montreal, QC CANADA! Now go get it!

Outdoor Research, located in Seattle, Wash. is a company full of personality - check out the careers section of its site to see. The company is looking for an experienced Apparel Product Developer to work alongside designers and product managers in bringing the company's apparel line to life.

Ready to go on tour for the summer? Action Marketing Group is looking for a Tour Manager for a National Mobile Marketing Tour which spans June - September. You must be comfortable driving a BIG truck and tow trailer to various key-market locations across the country. Read the details here to apply - you need to submit detailed information.

Sole Technology, home of Etnies, Emerica, 32, and Altamont, is located in Lake Forest, Calif. and has a great opportunity for a Retail Marketing & Sales Assistant to work with the Emerica / Altamont crew.

Sole Tech is also looking for a PR Intern. Now is your chance to learn the ropes.

RVCA, in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking for a Digital Sales and Marketing Manager to work with the corporate development team, the sales management team and the marketing team to develop and execute RVCA's digital sales and marketing strategy.

ASICS, in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Graphic Designer to create a wide range of design materials including retail, sales and business development collateral, catalogs, product branding and marketing initiative support.

5.11 Tactical, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for a Technical Designer - Apparel to join its team.

Columbia Sportswear in Portland, Oregon is looking for an Apparel Costing Analyst to support efforts to achieve competitive, predictable, and sustainable total costs for Columbia apparel and accessories.

A Confidential outdoor gear company in Seattle, Washington, is in need of a rock star Marketing Manager with a gung-ho attitude!

Woodward West is a summer camp where campers come to hone their skills in skateboarding, BMX freestyle, inline skating, mountain biking, BMX racing, and gymnastics. They're looking for a Director of Digital Media to join their team in Tehachapi, Calif. Check it out!

Volcom, in Costa Mesa, Calif., has an immediate opening for a temporary Logistics Coordinator to join the team. This position will be covering a maternity leave and should last around 4 months.

OluKai, located in Irvine, Calif., is searching for an Account Executive to join the crew. Must have 5+ years of experience as an Account Manager for this one! is looking for aVisual Web Designer (Jewelry & Watches) with a background in retail websites to join their Seattle, Washington based team.

Columbia Sportswear, located in Portland, Ore. consistently seeks to bring innovative products to market. And materials are very important part of that! The company is looking for a Materials Researcher / Analyst to manage the development of seasonal materials from concept to commercialization.

Gregory Mountain Products, for more than 30 years , is focused on bringing great packs and bags to the market place.  Today is your chance to join the company at its Salt Lake City, Utah headquarters in one of two positions:
Product Designer (Level II)
Product Line Manager

A Confidential Skateboard Company, located in San Diego, Calif. is looking for an E-Commerce Manager to manage and drive its e-commerce business which is just weeks away from launching.

NRI, with a location in Los Angeles, Calif. is a distribution service provider to premium apparel and equipment companies in the active lifestyle market. The company is looking for an IT Support Tech who, under the direction of the IT Manager, will perform all functions related to computer and network maintenance.

Tilly's, in Irvine, Calif. has an amazing opportunity in its E-commerce Department for an E-commerce Coordinator! If you have experience in online advertising, affiliate marketing, SEO and analytics this could be the position for you.

Easton Cycles, located in Scotts Valley, CA. (Santa Cruz Area!) is looking for an experienced professional to come on board as the Business Unit Manager of it's bike division.  This is a huge opportunity for the right person.

Echelon Snowboards is looking for a Sales Director to take the responsibility helm of coordination, management, and leadership for all sales activities.  This position is based in Southern California (Los Angeles to San Diego).

Margaritaville Apparel is looking for a Customer Service Data Entry Clerk who is a team player to work in a fast paced, relaxed but professional Los Angeles, Calif. showroom.  Bring your knowledge of Full Circle!

ONE Industries is looking for a Production Artist to support its marketing department in San Diego, Calif.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., is searching for an experienced Executive Assistant to support the day-to-day administrative needs of the company's CEO/CFO.

Fox is also in need of an Associate Planner! This position is based in Irvine, Calif.

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.

Design LAB, a growing domestic import firm in Gardena, Calif., is seeking a Senior Designer to work on different types of products with different customers every day.

A Confidential, fast-growing design firm based in Orange County, Calif. is looking for a Freelance Footwear Designer with 3+ years of experience.

The Yard Manufacturing produces fashion knit tops for an exclusive group of branded clients, and they have an exciting opportunity to bring a Product Manager on board at its Santa Ana, Calif. headquarters.

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