Industry News 9/4/2012

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

VOTE: American Motorcyclist Association launches 2012 Voter Guide


EMP: Amer Sports Announces Ashley Williams as New Marketing VP/Director & Salomon Brand Manager


WEB: Third Annual TransWorld SURF Imaginarium is Back!


B$Z: Transworld SURF names Jordan Keali as Miss June 2012


EMP: HOLDEN Welcomes Nate Love As Its Rockies Sales Representative


B$Z: Mervin Manufacturing has relaunched websites for its action sports brands


EVENT: The Reels - Snowboard Film Festival in Annecy France


WEB: Skateboarder Magazine to Become the Home Base for the Entire 411VM Archive


B$Z: Outdoor Research Launches Fall 2012 Ad Campaign With Outlandish Incentives


B$Z: SKORA Releases Manifesto to Running Community


B$Z: Skullcandy Reveals its Supermodel Crew in its Entirety


B$Z: Penny Organic Range to Release September 1st, 2012


B$Z: SIA Launches "Retailer to Consumer Marketing Guide"


EMP: K2 Sports Welcomes Back Tim Petrick


VIDEO: Native Shoes Engages Diverse Global Community With New Film Series


SURF: Mick Fanning Claims Billabong Pro Tahiti, Cements ASP WCT Rankings’ Lead


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

Fortress Eyewear welcomes Diana Fitch as the newest Customer Service Representative


Also on the front lines, Alpinestars welcomes Katie Merrow as its newest Customer Service Representative


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Kidrobot, the premiere creator and retailer of limited edition toys, apparel, media and lifestyle products, seeks a New Business Manager to lead the new business, collaborations and licensing opportunities for Kidrobot. This position to be based in Boulder, Colo.

The Program, in Burlington, Vermont, is looking for a US Sales Manager for Forum, Foursquare & Special Blend responsible for managing the US sales team.

Fox Rider support team in Irvine, Calif. is looking for one good person to come join the team as an Accessories Designer and work with the world's best athletes and their clothing production.

Easton-Bell Sports is seeking a Product Developer who understands and can apply knowledge to the creation of high performing protective equipment for hockey, baseball/softball and lacrosse players in Van Nuys, Calif.

Sole Technology, in Lake Forest, Calif., is currently on the lookout for an eCommerce Customer Service Manager to shape and grow the eCommerce Department.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market based in Cypress, Calif., is seeking an Associate Developer for the Footwear Department.

Incase, maker of a broad line of carrying cases and accessories for the mobile consumer, is looking to welcome a Senior Manager of Purchasing & Logistics on board in Chino, Calif. (Riverside County).

The Wheat Group is looking for a motivated, hardworking, and honest individual to join their team as the Accessory Development Coordinator in San Diego, Calif.

A Unique and Confidential Flagship "Green" Department Store in Costa Mesa, Calif. is on a mission for an experienced Retail Manager.

A Confidential Company in Irvine, Calif. has an opening for an Executive Assistant to the CEO. This role requires a highly talented, extremely professional team contributor who is experienced at multi-tasking and enjoys helping others.

Visual communication studio Eyerus Propaganda Inc. is on the hunt for a Designer with talent, style and passion. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

Roaring Lion Energy Drink is looking for an enthusiastic and crafty Creative Brand Designer to join its young persons in a relaxed & fun, yet professional & focused entrepreneurial environment in Los Angeles, Calif.

August 31, 2012

Helly Hansen, a leading wholesaler and retailer of high performance outdoor apparel and footwear, is seeking an experienced Regional Marketing Representative to provide general sales and marketing support within Colorado, Utah, and Northern California. Candidates are expected to work from his/her home office in Colorado, but will travel extensively.

Black Diamond Equipment, maker of world class climbing and skiing gear, and based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is in need of a Product Development Manager for its Apparel division.

Kelly Services, a leading modern outdoor lifestyle apparel and accessories manufacturer, has an immediate need for a Pattern Specialist to be based in Bellevue, Wash.

The Revolution Cycles family continues to grow! This young, growing group of bicycle retail stores in the DC area has an opening for an Executive Assistant at their Arlington, Virginia location. If you're deeply passionate about cycling, put your name in the hat!

Fifth Sun, located in Chico, Calif., is a leading supplier of graphic knit apparel for the retail clothing industry, has an open position for a Product Development Import / Export Manager who should be passionate about the trade they practice.

Easton-Bell Sports, in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area), is serving up "4" NEW opportunities today. Check 'em out!
Mechanical Engineer - Hockey Skates
Mechanical Engineer
Senior CAAD
Senior Produce Marketing Manager

Price Point Mail Order Ltd., America's premier bicycle mail order source is currently expanding due to a growing reputation for quality and customer satisfaction. They have "2" NEW positions for you, both based from their Rancho Dominguez, Calif. location.
Web Graphic Artist
Ecommerce Marketing Manager

L-R-G, based in Irvine, Calif. is a company designed to overthrow the masses by using its influence. The company is eeking a full-time talented and motivated Graphic Designer / Illustrator to join its men's art department.

Active Ride Shop headquarters office in Mira Loma, Calif. has an immediate opening for an Inventory Control Specialist to ensure accuracy and integrity of inventory information and audits.

Active Ride Shop also has an immediate opening for a Merchandise Planner to be based at the company's Mira Loma, Calif. headquarters.

ROOK Clothing is an action sports and streetwear brand defined by its art based in Costa Mesa, Calif. The company currently is looking for a highly motivated Warehouse Manager who will be a good fit with our team and assist in our quick growth.

3D Industries, a successful private label manufacturer based in Irvine, Calif. that specializes in supplying brands and large retailers, with private label technical apparel, sportswear, luggage, gloves, socks and assorted accessories, is looking for a sharp, experienced, aggressive & dynamic negotiator to come on board as a Private Label Sourcing / Development Expert

Billabong has an immediate opportunity for a Logistics Coordinator to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

Column Five Media is a creative marketing agency specializing in infographic design, data visualization, social media strategy and content strategy and is currently looking for a Designer with experience in infographic design and data visualization. This position to be based in Newport Beach, Calif.

5.11 Tactical, creating superior products that enhance the safety, accuracy, speed, and performance of law enforcement, military, firefighting, and EMS professionals, has an opening for an enthusiastic, outgoing, and results-driven Territory Manager for Los Angeles, Calif.

A Confidential Company in the outdoor, recreational and sporting goods markets headquartered between LA and the O.C. in Southern Calif., is seeking a highly-motivated National Sales Manager to join its Sales Team. This person will report to the Sr. Vice President of Sales.

August 30, 2012

Vans has openings across the border! Check out these "2" New postings for their store in Mapleview, Canada:
Assistant Store Manager
Floor Supevisor

Vans also has a need for a Sales Associates for their store on Young St. in Mapleview, Canada.

Would you love to put your passion for the outdoors to work? Are you "Born To Work Here"? Then Cabela's, the World's Foremost Outfitter of Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Gear, might be the place for you. There is an open position in the Quality Assurance department at their corporate office in Sidney, Nebraska for an Apparel Technical Designer / Quality Assurance Specialist.

Helly Hansen, a leading wholesaler and retailer of high performance outdoor apparel and footwear, is seeking an experienced Marketing Specialist to provide general sales and marketing support within Colorado, Utah, and Northern California. Candidates are expected to work from his/her home office in Colorado, but will travel extensively.

prAna, committed to growing and resonating with like-minded people: climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists and free spirited folks around the world, is looking for a Store Manager to head their retail location in Edina, Minnesota.

Are you a dynamic LEADER who is searching for security and stability? If so, you can look forward to running with the BEST! Road Runner Sports is looking to fill multiple Retail Leadership Positions for locations in Locations in New Jersey, Maryland, and Calif.

Sun & Ski Sports is a leader in specialty sports retail based in Houston, Tex. The company currently as a need for a Swim/Apparel Buyer to be responsible for picking assortments in the following.

Pacific Sunwear is on the hunt for experienced District Managers in "2" seperate regions to cultivate and lead a group of customer focused, top-line sales driven, profitable and productive retail locations across an assigned territory. Regions available are as follows:
Houston, Tex.
New York, NY

GMR Marketing is looking for "3" New Nutrition Tech Representatives to promote PowerBar products to end users in performance nutrition specialty markets. Each NTR is assigned a designated geographic market from the available positions: in Denver, Colo., Baltimore, Maryland, and Boston, Mass.

ICON Motosports, located in Portland Oregon, is looking for a talented Apparel Product Developer to join its industry leading motorcycle apparel development team.

Are you a kickass men's apparel designer? Do you want to work with cool people at a growing company with loads of opportunity? Zumiez is looking for a Men's Apparel Designer to join their team in Lynnwood, Wash. (Seattle Area).

Prodeco Technologies, an Electric Bicycles production and distribution company located in Pompano Beach, Fla., has a need for enthusiastic, energized, and professional Customer Service Representatives to join our existing customer service team.

Astro Studios, Inc. is looking for an inspiring Brand Director with experience to both elevate the Astro brand within the marketplace, as well as lead client brand strategy programs. This position to be based in San Francisco, Calif.

Come work with the most innovative cycling brand in the world! Specialized Bikes has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Web Developer to join the crew in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Mountain Hardwear, a leader in innovative, premium outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories, is in need of a Designer to take on the Women's Outerwear category. This position is based in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

Aether Apparel, makers of high-end outdoor outerwear, swim trunks, knits, and accessories, has an exciting new opportunity for an Associate / Manager for their San Francisco, Calif. retail store.

Ovation Medical, a world class designer, manufacturer and distributor of orthopedic braces and supports based in Agoura Hills, Calif., is in search of a highly creative Product Development Engineer to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people lives in positive manner.

Screen Works, a Santa Ana, Calif. based screen printing facility servicing top action sports brands and band merchandizing companies, is currently looking for an experienced and highly detailed Warehouse / Shipping Manager to manage the daily traffic operations.

AFTCO has an immediate opening for an experienced Designer / Graphic Artist for its AFTCO brand and its Guy Harvey Licensed sportswear division. This position is located in Santa Ana, Calif.

GLOBE, designers and distributors of shoes, clothing and cruiser skateboards is looking for an experienced Hardgoods Sales Manager to join its sales team in El Segundo, Calif.

HUF Worldwide, a growing apparel & footwear brand based in Los Angeles, Calif., is seeking a talented Production Manager / Technical Designer to join its Apparel Division. There is major opportunity for growth within as the company expands rapidly.

Sole Technology has an open position for an experienced Domestic Sales Manager for ThirtyTwo, the company's snowboard boot and apparel brand. This position to be based in Lake Forest, Calif.

Dethrone Royalty, located in Orange Calif., is looking for an Apparel Production Coordinator to join the company to help with production and shipping.

Nipkow & Kobelt, Inc., a NY Based Fabric Importer seeks a highly-motivated Office Assistant to support executive sales & merchandising team with busy schedules and high demands at its Aliso Viejo, Calif. office. This position is part-time, candidates are expected to work approximately 25-35hrs/week.

Vans, the leading action sports lifestyle company for the youth market, is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join their crew in Cypress, Calif.!
Men's Head Apparel Designer
Loss Prevention Manager - Texas

Element Skateboards, located in Irvine, Calif., is is looking for a Production Assistant.

L*Space, an Orange County based swimwear manufacturer, is looking to hire a highly motivated and creative Social Media and Marketing Specialist. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Injinji Inc., the original performance toe-sock company, is looking for a creative and driven intern to help generate video and creative content for the Marketing Department. This internship is based at their San Diego, Calif. headquarters.

Injinji Inc. is also looking for a creative, driven and articulate college intern to help manage our online presence/social media campaigns and assist Marketing Department. This internship is based at their San Diego, Calif. headquarters.

August 29, 2012

Do you have a passion for outdoor sports? Would you like to live in China? If so, Black Diamond Equipment has a challenging opportunity for a Project Engineer for their Asia business, to be based in Zhuhai, China. This role will serve as the primary technical resource responsible to indirectly manage creation and improvement of production processes and methodologies.

STX, a leading manufacturer of men's and women's lacrosse sticks and protective gear, is looking for self-motivated Product Developers to join their crew in Baltimore, Maryland.

STX is also is looking for an Industrial Designer (Hard & Soft Goods) to join them in Baltimore, Maryland.

Do you have swag?? Do you want to represent a sleek and sexy product that turns heads? If the answer is yes, then BDSmktg has the perfect opportunity for you. The company is currently looking for BDS Brand Ambassadors, for Jawbone, to work in retail and wireless stores in Boston, Mass.

Triple Eight Distribution is looking for a Sales and Service Coordinator to be responsible for various day-to-day operations of its office in Port Washington, New York (on Long Island). As a growing Action Sports company, there is excellent opportunity for career growth!

Salomon USA, a leading mountain company whose people are dedicated to creating the world's leading mountain products, is seeking a National Sales Manager for Apparel & Gear to join the team in Ogden, Utah.

Asics America Corp in Woodburn, Oregon (Portland Area) has an opening for a Sales Associate (Team Player) who is able to ensure the customer is the primary focus and all non-selling tasks are secondary.

Yakima is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cargo management equipment solutions for outdoor enthusiasts based in Beaverton, Oregon (Portland Area). The Yakima design team has an opening for a Senior Design Engineer to lead and design new products or redesign existing product.

Cascade Designs began over 35 years ago with the simple idea of providing a more comfortable night outdoors and are currently looking for a Marketing Program Manager to join the team in Seattle, Wash.

REI - Recreational Equipment Inc. located in Kent, Wash. (Seattle Area) is looking for "2" candidates for the newly created position of Lead Product Developer for the company's apparel division.

Official Crown of Laurel creates premium headwear with influences coming from skate, street and DIY fashion and is on the hunt for a Designer for Headwear and Accessories to join the crew at their Sacramento, Calif. headquarters.

Athleta, designing the ultimate performance apparel for women athletes in Petaluma, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), is seeking an experienced Merchandise Manager for the retail channel.

Canari Cyclewear, in Vista, Calif., seeks a self-motivated and experienced Technical Designer / Production Patternmaker needed for performance cycling apparel.

Volcom is looking to welcome a Senior Fit Technician to the crew in Costa Mesa, Calif. This is a highly technical job with an average of 8 years industry experience as well as fashion design degree required.

Sole Technology has an immediate opening for a Marketing Director for etnies to come on board in Lake Forest, Calif. The ideal candidate will have a clear understanding of the action sports industry, and experience in global marketing.

Based in San Mateo, Calif., GoPro makes the world's most versatile cameras. The company has an immediate need for an Inside Sales Manager to report to Director of Sales Operations.

GoPro, in San Mateo, Calif. also has an opening for a Senior Global Training Manager, a new position for the company created for the individual who has the ability to demonstrate various sales building and sell-thru techniques, resulting in increased client brand affinity, mindshare and market share.

Bicycle Warehouse retail stores offer a large selection of premium bikes, gear, apparel and top level tech service and the company is currently hiring experienced Retail Store Associates for their San Diego, Calif. locations.

Alp-n-Rock LLC., offers the finest in ultra-luxe t-shirts with a purpose has an immediate need for a Sales Manager responsible for many aspects of the sale and marketing of the company's products. This position to be based in San Marcos, Calif.

Fox has an opening for an Assistant Store Manager to oversee the selling culture and operations for the retail store in Temecula, Calif. to ensure effective implementation of programs and that company financial objectives are met.

Melton International Tackle, based in Anaheim, Calif., is a multi-channel retailer of the finest in big game fishing tackle and accessories on the planet. The company has "2" New positions to fill:
Buyer - Fishing Tackle
Buyer - Soft Goods

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is seeking a dynamic Receptionist / Office Coordinator to be a part of a great team of people in Irvine, Calif.

Tilly's has an amazing opportunity to join theiir crew in Irvine, Calif.! If you have experience with financial plans and strategies in support of support a company's overall merchandising objectives, apply to be their new Planner.

The Dumbell Man Fitness Equipment is seeking an innovative Marketing Manager to create, execute, and manage a full complement of print and digital marketing and advertising campaigns from their Torrance, Calif. location.

Creative Recreation, the original lifestyle footwear brand located in West Hollywood, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Design Assistant.

Creative Recreation, the original lifestyle footwear brand located in West Hollywood, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Design Internship position.

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