Industry News 1/22/2013

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

ShmoozaPalooza at SIA - February 1, 2013 - Exhibitor List & Details

 

EVENT: SIA Snow Show Expands BlueBird Social Zone

 

RECAP: Surf Expo January 2013 Highlights A Thriving, Vibrant Industry

 

EVENT: To Write Love On Her Arms 2013 Music Tour

 

B$Z: Freewaters Footwear and Therm-a-Rest Co-Develop New Sandal Technology

 

B$Z: Jones Snowboards Introduces Backcountry Pack with Snowpulse Removable Airbag Technology

 

EVENT: SIA Snow Show Backcountry Experience Expands, Retail Kit Created

 

EVENT: 5th Annual Earthship Pitaya Festival + 4th Annual Quiksilver Playa Hermosa Open

 

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TV: What time is Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey?

 

B$Z: Spy Protects North Shore Lifeguards

 

EVENT: 686 Lights Out Boxing Tourney Returns To SIA

 

MOTO: KTM Announces Corporate Partnership with Foremost Insurance Group

 

SUPPORT: World-Class Sailor Emily Penn is Named 2013 Aquapac Outdoor Champion

 

BMX: Scotty Cranmer joins SNAFU for 2013

 

EVENT: Malakye.com Brings The Shmooz Career Fair and Discussion Panels Event to Outdoor Retailer

 

SKATE: Tony Hawk Joins the Team at Independent Trucks

 

SURF: O'Neill re-signs Jordy Smith for another five years

 

SURF: The Gudauskas brothers join Electric as riders, ambassadors, collaborators for the brand

 

 
 
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Dye Precision, Inc., the world's Paintball and Action Sports leader, is growing and offering exciting new sales opportunities abroad. With overseas headquarters in Offenburg, Germany, the company is currently searching to fill the Director of European Sales position, to focus on Pro-Tec and DYE Snow dealer channels in the European markets.

Origin Design + Communications is a leader in the North American outdoor sports marketing, branding and creative scene; and with offices in Whistler and Montreal, Canada, are as comfortable in the west as in the east, in English as in French, and in snowboard boots as in late-night falafel stands. Origin currently has an Interactive Designer position available. The successful candidate may choose between our Whistler and Montreal offices.

Simms, a leading manufacturer in the Fishing industry, is looking for a multi-disciplinary Product Designer to join the product design team. This position to be based in Bozeman, Montana.

Daddies Board Shop, based in Portland, Ore., is the largest longboard skateboard ecommerce company in the US, and has a long history in snowboarding and street skating as well. The fast growing company seeks a Senior Snow, Apparel & Shoe Buyer responsible for building a world-class buying organization hell bent on world domination, among other duties.

Niner Bikes is a growing manufacturer of high-end mountain bikes based in Fort Collins, Colo. and is currently seeking a Full Time Photographer/Videographer.

Fenix Outdoor Import, located in Boulder, Colo. distributes premium Outdoor industry brands Fjallraven, Brunton Outdoor, Primus, & Hanwag. The company is looking for an E-Commerce Customer Service Representative.

McDavid, Inc. located in Woodridge, Illinois (Chicago Area) is looking for a Product Development Manager to serve as the Marketing Department's go-to resource accountable for the creation, tracking and updating of all documents and products associated with new development.

Oakley is currently in search of a Field Marketing Rep for the Dallas, Texas market.

Come work with the most innovative cycling brand in the world! Specialized Bikes in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) has "5" NEW opportunities today. Check 'em out!
Component Engineer
Product Line Manager - Women's Equipment Category
Machinist/Fabricator
Executive Assistant to the President & Founder
Women's Category Lead Bike Graphic Designer

EMU is an amazing company based in Southern California that is passionate about producing the world's best merino wool footwear and design looking to expand and they want you to be a part of it. EMU is currently looking for the right Territory Manager that has the experience, desire, drive, commitment and are very established in their territories.

ONE Industries Corp. based in San Diego, Calif. is a globally recognized leader in technical apparel, helmets, protective products, graphics and lifestyle apparel and is looking for an Inside Sales Representative for its Mountain Bike department to focus on soliciting and securing dealer sales within a given territory using consultative selling techniques to meet and exceed sales targets monthly, quarterly and annually.

Are you ready to make your mark on the industry working for a world-renowned company? Dye Precision, Inc., the action sports industry leader, is seeking to add "4" NEW members to the team based in San Diego, Calif.
Electronics Engineer
Interactive Media Graphic Designer
Web Developer
Warehouse Manager

Giant Bicycles is a company which strives to get people outside having fun on bikes and is swinging their doors wide open for an Office Manager and Executive Assistant to join the team in Newbury Park, Calif.

As one of the fastest growing e-commerce companies in the United States, LeftLane Sports is expanding its team in San Luis Obispo, Calif. by looking to hire an Outdoor Gear Buyer that will be responsible for general day-to-day buying functions in the Outdoor sports categories. The position reports directly to the Chief Merchandise Officer and executive team.

Dragon, in Carlsbad, Calif. continues to grow in 2013 and the company is looking to add an experienced Supply Chain Manager.

Scott-Sports is seeking a qualified individual for the full-time position of MX Apparel/Product Designer within its Motosport Division. This position will be located in Carlsbad, Calif.

A Confidential Brand in Orange County, Calif. is on a mission for a Marketing / PR / Communications Manager to support marketing objectives and strategies across all mediums and more.

PJ Salvage, a leading Irvine, Calif. based sleepwear and loungewear company, has an opening for a seasoned International Distribution and Licensing Manager.

New Era Cap, a leading sports-licensed headwear company, is seeking a Global Sourcing Manager to join the Accessories Department in Irvine, Calif.

Element is currently seeking a Men's Accessories Designer to work at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "2" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Senior Product Designer - Performance Footwear
Part-Time Retail Keyholder

Fox is also seeking an experienced Retail Store Manager for its retail store in Temecula, Calif.

Cygolite is an established manufacturer of innovative High-Intensity lighting systems for cycling enthusiasts and is looking for a "hands on" Marketing / Sales Candidate who will utilize the company's distribution channels and various resources to analyze, develop, and grow its products and brand in the marketplace. This position to be based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Inspired by many but defined by none, Distortion draws from the music scene, it's festivals along with the active influence of the West Coast surf and skate scene and are currently searching for an experienced Men's Apparel Associate Developer to join the team in Commerce, Calif.

A Leading & Confidential Headwear Supplier in the Inland Empire is seeking a full time Graphic / Apparel Designer for its Marketing Department to create and design original artwork for headwear and apparel, including some promotional marketing collateral (print and web). This position to be based in Ontario, Calif.

Through the power of the moustache, The Movember Foundation have created a global movement that is changing the face of men's health and are currently seeking a Sponsorship Manager to develop, implement and manage a portfolio of income generating and sponsorship activities. This position to be based in Venice, Calif.

NRI USA, LLC is one of the United States premier distribution service providers, located in Los Angeles, Calif. with facilities also in Kamloops and Surrey, BC provide the manpower and facilities for American and European manufacturers of premium apparel and equipment in the active lifestyle market to distribute their product across the US and internationally. Lucky for you, NRI currently has one full-time, non-exempt position available for an Operations Manager.

NRI USA, LLC in Los Angeles, Calif. also has a full-time, non-exempt position available for an Accounting and Payroll Administrator to report to the Accounting Manager.

A Confidential Company in the Apparel Industry (specifically Fashion Accessories) has an immediate opening for a Product Development Assistant. This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

January 21, 2013

Kuhl is a product driven company with a passion for the outdoor experience based in Murray, Utah and is on the hunt for a Customer Service Representative.

Eastern Mountain Sports is on the search for an Apparel Technical Designer to be a part of its team in Peterborough, New Hampshire. This person will be responsible for engineering apparel design concepts into production-ready specifications that result in great fitting and performing products.

Robson Forensic is a multi-discipline forensic engineering firm with offices throughout the U.S. The company is seeking a Skateboard Expert with broad sports expertise to join its national Sports practice group. This position to be based in Lancaster, Penn.

Do you love Excel like we do? Are you fascinated by all the components that make up a garment down to the molecular level? Do you love surrounding yourself with awesome fun people every day? If yes, then Zumiez needs you! Zumiez is seeking an Apparel Testing & Compliance Coordinator to work from Everett, Wash.

Don't just work in the bike industry, work for one of its leaders! Specialized Bikes in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) has an exciting opportunity for a passionate mountain bike evangelist to come on board as a Product Marketing Specialist eager to represent the company's MTB equipment categories (shoes, helmets, apparel, gloves, tires, saddles, hardgoods).

ONE Industries Corp. is a globally recognized leader in technical apparel, helmets, protective products, graphics and lifestyle apparel and is on the hunt for an Assistant Designer for Moto/MTB. This position to be based in San Diego, Calif.

ONE Industries Corp. is also in need of a Moto/MTB Product Graphic Designer to create graphic art and prints for tee shirts, cut 'n sew garments, helmets, MX racewear, MTB racewear, and motorcycle cosmetic kits. This position to be based in San Diego, Calif.

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.

Rip Curl is a Company Built for Riding and is for, and about, the Crew on The Search. The Costa Mesa, Calif. based company is currently looking for an experienced and highly motivated Customer Service Representative. Here is your chance to join the team be part of the Search.

A Confidential Company in Costa Mesa, Calif. is in need of a Graphic Designer to help support the rapid growth of its Women's apparel brands.

Sole Technology continues to grow its team! They're looking to add "5" NEW individuals to their team in Lake Forest, Calif.
Staff Accountant
Graphic Designer - Altamont
Director of Sales - Etnies
Junior Product Developer
US Controller

Incipio in Irvine, Calif. is looking to hire a Buyer/Planner to handle all aspects of the supply chain, including forecasting product need, placing purchase orders, coordinating product delivery and managing inventory.

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 Apparel Sample Maker Supervisor who will lead the start-up of a new sample room and develop a sample production team at the company's new Development Center, in Irvine, Calif.

ONE-Distribution, a leading skate-inspired apparel and footwear manufacturer located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is looking for an experienced highly motivated Sales Operations Coordinator to join the Sales Operations Team.

January 18, 2013

M-Edge Accessories, located in Odenton, Maryland is looking for a Product Manager to join the crew.

You're an experienced Women's Pack / Bag Developer who really wants to work for DaKine in Hood River, Oregon? You don't say - well, check this out!

Black Diamond, located in Salt Lake City, Utah is looking for an Art Director. Imagine that - leading the delivery of final creative for all global media for a company that produces amazing products for hardcore climbers, skiers, campers, backcountry connoisseurs and more. Sign yourself up right now!

XS Commerce, located in Las Vegas, Nev., operates two sports accessories focused e-commerce businesses and the company is looking for an E-Commerce Marketing Hero to join the team in its efforts to reach the next level.

Come work with the most innovative cycling brand in the world! Specialized Bikes in Morgan Hill, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area) has "4" NEW opportunities today. Check 'em out!
PR Specialist - Mainstream Media
Junior Apparel Developer
Softgoods Developer
Apparel Designer - Technical Apparel

A Confidential Company based in San Diego, Calif. seeks a Junior Financial Analyst to be responsible for analyzing and consolidating multiple types of reports from all our affiliates worldwide.

GrindMedia is looking for a talented and innovative Graphic Designer to help us create and execute all interactive media. This full-time position will be based in San Clemente, Calif. and will report directly to the GrindMedia Art Director.

prAna started back in 1993 in Carlsbad, Calif. and continues to grow and resonate with like-minded people; climbers, surfers, athletes of all flavors, yogis, artists and free spirited folks around the world. The apparel and accessories company is looking for a U.S. Wholesale Sales Coordinator to work closely with Account Managers and Sales Representatives to assist our dealers and direct consumers in all aspects of their account as it pertains to prAna wholesale sales and customer service.

Highway Two in Laguna Beach, Calif. is currently seeking a dynamic, individual to fill a Trade Specialist position.

BB Dakota, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is looking to bring on a Freelance Sportswear Designer to design and develop domestic sportswear for Dakota Collective Denim.

BB Dakota, located in Costa Mesa, Calif., is also looking to bring on Technical Designer.

Shimano, an industry leader in both fishing tackle and bike components based in Irvine, Calif., has an immediate opening for a Sales Manager in the Fish Division to be responsible for managing the sales of a broad portfolio of fishing related products including rods, reels, lures, line and gear. Local candidates preferred.

Split Clothing, located in Irvine, Calif. is quickly growing and is currently expanding its team. Split is looking for an Apparel Graphic Designer.

Fox, in Irvine, Calif., continues to grow its team! They have "3" NEW positions for you today. Check 'em out!
Assistant Designer - Fleece
Designer - Men's Wovens
Technical Design Manager

SHIFT stormed onto the motorcycling scene in 1997 and has grown into an international brand, producing innovative riding apparel for markets around the world. The company, based in Irvine, Calif., is in need of a Merchandiser to be responsible for directly managing all aspects of SHIFT Motocross and Casual clothing.

OluKai, maker of premium footwear for the ocean lifestyle, is looking to fill an open position for a dynamic Marketing Assistant to be a part of a great team of people in Irvine, Calif.

Man, you need VANS! And VANS needs you at headquarters in Cypress, Calif.! The company is absolutely stacking up holiday hopes and cheer with this bevy of outstanding career opportunities. Pick the ONE you are best qualified for and have at it:

  1. Girls Category Footwear Manager
  2. Senior Planning Analyst - S&OP
  3. Retail Planner

Alpinestars in Torrance, Calif. has an immediate opening for a Women's Knitwear Product Developer to partner with Design, Technical Design and local Domestic Factories to ensure best possible product with best possible delivery.

Manduka is the industry leader of high-performance, innovative and eco-conscious yoga products. The Manduka Sales Team based in El Segundo, Calif. is responsible for driving sales growth and providing customers with world class customer service. Manduka is looking for a Key Account Executive to help drive and support domestic key account relationships.

Manduka in El Segundo, Calif. is also seeking a Marketing Manager who will directly manage department workflow, including processes, people and deliverables across a range of wholesale and consumer-direct programs.

Pricepoint.com is America's premier online cycling source and has recently moved into its brand new customized facilities located in the beautiful South Bay region of Los Angeles, Calif. As a result, Price Point is currently expanding its team of dedicated professionals and is now accepting applications for the position of Office Manager.

Lifestyle brand CIVIL is expanding its specialty store distribution and is looking for Inside Sales Representatives. Civil is looking to hire a responsible go getter that can join its sales team and push its womens line further! This position to be based in Los Angeles, Calif.

January 17, 2013

GMR Marketing is looking for a Nutrition Tech Representative to promote PowerBar products to end users in performance nutrition specialty markets. This position to be based in Boston, Mass.

If you're looking to get out of the Grind of the West Coast come join Ringers Gloves, a World Leader in Hand Safety, in Houston, Tex. Ringers has an open spot for a Product Developer - Designer with 3-5 yrs experience in gloves, soft goods and materials is a huge plus.

Crankbrothers, the mountain bike component company in Laguna Beach, Calif., part of the Selle Royal Group in Vicenza, Italy, is looking for a General Manager position for the company with locations in Laguna Beach and Taichung, Taiwan.

NEFF Headwear in Camarillo, Calif. is seeking a qualified Customer Service/Sales Operations Representative.

Boot Barn, located in Irvine, Calif. is looking for an Assistant Product Developer / Graphic Records to visually document all procedures and communication work via images and text for the exclusive brand products and process. This role will also support development creating collateral materials such as photos, tech packs, graphics and visual layouts.

Pricepoint.com, a premier online cycling source, located in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. has recently moved into its brand new customized facilities located in the beautiful South Bay region of Los Angeles. The company is expanding its team of dedicated professionals and now accepting applications for the position of Customer Service Manager.

Pacific Sunwear, rooted in California teen culture and now with over 800 stores in 50 states is swinging their doors wide open for "2" NEW people to join their crew in Anaheim, Calif.!
Graphic Designer - Ecommerce
Senior Graphic Designer - Marketing

Alpinestars, located in Torrance, Calif. is looking for a Senior Customer Service Representative to oversee the work and progress of thesales reps including both direct and wholesale customers.

Alpinestars, located in Torrance, Calif., is also looking for a Women's Knitwear Product Developer to partner with Design, Technical Design and local Domestic Factories to ensure best possible product with best possible delivery. This role is responsible for tracking styles from conception to completion.

Westlife is proudly home to the 686 technical apparel company, Matix clothing and exclusive partner of New Balance and Dickies licensed products. Located in Gardena Calif., Westlife's business continues to enjoy growth and requires people who want to contribute to its success and has one full-time, non-exempt position available for a Logistics and Purchasing Coordinator.

EVS Sports / LIFT Safety seeks a Graphic Designer that will design marketing materials including, but not limited to: advertisements, web banners, social media assets, sales support materials, manuals, and catalogs. This position to be based in Rancho Dominguez, Calif.

January 16, 2013

Arc'teryx is an energetic and exceptionally innovative company based in North Vancouver, Canada and is looking for an outdoor enthusiast with 8-10 years of experience to join its team as a Hardgoods Designer.

Burton Snowboards is a rider driven company, based in Burlington, Vermont, solely dedicated to creating the best snowboarding equipment on the planet and is looking to add "2" NEW members to the team. Check 'em out!
Senior Apparel Designer
Graphic Designer - Men's Outerwear

Black Diamond Equipment, maker of world class climbing and skiing gear, is in need of a Product Developer II for Apparelto oversee all development activity for these collections from design hand-off through sales sample evaluation and into pre-production. This position to be based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Altrec.com, based in Redmond, Ore. (Central Oregon), is seeking an experienced Marketing Manager responsible for Email, Loyalty & Promotions. This new position is being created with the ultimate goal of increasing e-mail conversion through strategic campaigns, and creating a new customer loyalty and retention program from the ground up, thereby increasing revenues and further establishing the Altrec.com brand in the marketplace.

LaCrosse Footwear Inc. is a Portland, Ore. based manufacturer of outdoor footwear currently on a mission for a Senior Product Designer to create innovative new designs for LaCrosse Footwear product while working within the development team to build new footwear lines from concept to reality.

Swell.com, located in San Clemente, Calif. is looking for a Product Description Coordinator to join the crew.

Independent Trading Company, providing embellished sweatshirts to action sports companies since 1997, is seeking a Customer Service Representative to join the team in San Clemente, Calif.

A Confidential Retail Center in Newport Beach, Calif. is looking for a dynamic, experienced Marketing Representative to help organize art & music events, manage promo budgets, interface with press, compile online newsletters, and support retail tenants.

Zamst, a market leader in sports bracing/supports based in Newport Beach, Calif., is looking for a Customer Service Representative who is responsible for all aspects of customer service to ensure customer satisfaction by providing quality customer service and information, processing customer orders, resolving customer issues, etc.

Sanuk is looking for a Core Marketing Manager to wave the green flag and passionately drive brand growth in surf specialty and action sports. This is an extremely important position for the brand so a great fit will be essential. This position to be based in Irvine, Calif.

Vans is looking for a DC Conveyor Belt Mechanic who is expected to maintain all MHE within the Distribution Center. This position to be based in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

Giant Bicycles in Newbury Park, Calif. is a company which strives to get people outside having fun on bikes and is swinging their doors wide open for an Item Master / Content Administrator to be responsible for the creation and maintenance of all items of the item master and content for G-store.

Leading motorcycle helmet company HJC America is seeking a full time Helmet Graphic Designer to work on helmet graphics in Cerritos, Calif.

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