Industry News 7/1/2014

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Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

EMP: NIKE, Inc. Names Reenie Benziger Vice President of Global Apparel


EVENT: Arnette Eyewear Continues Cash Pot Surf Series in South Shore Hawaii July 10-11


Shmooz: Industry Leaders Already On Board for's Shmooz at OR


EVENT: Fiat Presents Live Webcast of Final Two Days of 2014 NSSA National Championships


EVENT: Surfers' Hall of Fame Ceremony for Carissa Moore - Friday, July 25, 2014


EVENT: Registration Now Open for SIMA Boot Camp P.M.


Exposure: WINS Releases "Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis" at Hennessey + Ingalls in Los Angeles


B$Z: Ambig Launches "Left of the Dial" Music Program


SURF: ISA Welcomes Construction of 'Surf Snowdonia,' Innovative Surfing Center in Wales, UK


MOTO: Museum founder and racetrack builder George Barber elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame


Play: Street League Skateboarding Courses in True Skate - the Official Mobile Game of SLS


GEAR: Dakine Celebrates Hawaiian Heritage with Inaugural Surf Apparel Collection for Spring 2015


B$Z: GoPro Goes Public!


B$Z: TransWorld SKATEboarding and SuperVillain Studios Partner


GEAR: Herschel Supply and Champion Release an Exclusive Collection


SURF: The ISA to Award $50,000 in Scholarships


GEAR: ThirtyTwo Creates Hood Rats Pack to Celebrate Mt. Hood's Summer Scene


B$Z: Sequential Brands Group Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Galaxy Brand Holdings


B$Z: Levi's Stadium Announces Venue Partnership with Feld Motor Sports


EVENT: SIA's Annual Summer Snowdown Media Showroom to Unite Top Snow Sports Brands in New York City


SKATE: Tony Hawk's Daily Life Stunt Double on Comedy Bang! Bang!


MOTO: Industry icon, motorcycling advocate, racer Tom White elected to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame


GEAR: SMITH Introduces the Overtake, a Revolutionary New Cycling Helmet


EVENT: Summer Surf Rodeo in Ventura on July 12th + 13th!


EMP: Fanatics Names Marketing Veteran Chris Orton As Chief Marketing And Revenue Officer


Action Sports, Outdoor & Lifestyel Industry News

2XU has hired Nina Amorim as Graphic Design Artist for its Teamwear Division in Carlsbad, CA. #MalakyeWorks


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Since 1994 Chrome Industries has led the industry making useful, durable products for people who ride, work and live in the city. The company, headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., is looking for an experienced candidate to join the team as President.

Volcom is looking for a temporary Production Artist to come join the ride in Costa Mesa, Calif. 

Vans is on the hunt for a Sales Analyst to be located in Cypress, Calif. The primary responsibilities of the Sales Analyst are to assist the sales department with reporting and analysis ultimately driving sales.

Shimano is looking to add an SMS Lead Technician to its team in Irvine, Calif. The purpose of this position is to represent Shimano in the field and be a product and repair expert at events. 

Audeze is a high-end audio headphone and accessory manufacturer delivering the most accurate sound reproduction available today and is looking for a Senior Director of Brand Marketing. This position is based in Fountain Valley, Calif. and will require up to 50% of time working out of Los Angeles office.

Travis Mathew is a progressive lifestyle apparel company specializing in the golf market that is looking for a Demand Planner to be based in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "2" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
1. Retail Planner 
2. Head of Global Sports Marketing - Snow

Rip Curl, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., continues to grow and is looking to fill "3" NEW positions. 
1. Invoice / Credit Clerk 
2. Customer Service Representative 
3. Traffic Coordinator / EDI Clerk

Fox Head Inc. is the innovation leader in the Moto industry and is looking to fill "2" NEW positions in Irvine, Calif. 
1. Associate Developer - Performance Apparel 
2. Assistant Developer - Performance Apparel

Vix Swimwear, which has been featured in VOGUE, In Style, Lucky, Harper's Bazaar and Sports Illustrated and seen on a list of celebrities such as Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Jennifer Aniston, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks and Eva Longoria, is looking to fill "3" OPEN positions in Carlsbad, Calif. 
1. National Sales Manager 
2. E-Commerce Merchandise Coordinator 
3. Digital Marketing Director 

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "3" full-time positions based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. Majors Collector 
2. Technical Designer   
3. Sr. Staff Accountant 
4. Accounting Manager

SP Gadgets is looking for a Customer Service / Office Manager to assist in setting up our US Sales office in Orange County, Calif.

Aqua Lung America is seeking a Buyer/Planner in Vista, Calif. with 5 years experience in a Purchasing, Planning, or Accounting environment. 

Aqua Lung America is also seeking a Level 1 Quality Control InspectorinVista, Calif.  

A confidential Accessories Design and Manufacturing Group based in Los Angeles, Calif. undergoing rapid growth is seeking a Product Line Manager.

Affliction located in Seal Beach, Calif. is looking for a Credit Manager to join our Finance team. You will be responsible for maintaining customer files and related credit limits.

Kathmandu, a leading travel and adventure clothing and equipment retailer with a proven growth strategy in Australia and New Zealand and further opportunity to grow internationally, is in need of a Fabric Technologist to be based at the company's support office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Kathmandu is also in need of a Senior Apparel Designer to be based at the company's support office in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Zeal Athletic Outfitters is looking for an experienced freelance Activewear Designer. You will design activewear apparel and accessories for specialty running retailers and can be based anywhere.

Blenders Eyewear is looking for a Freelance Graphic Designer to join the team. This position can be based anywhere in the U.S.

Yakima is looking for a Global Supply Chain Manager to join its team in Beaverton, Ore. (Portland area).

Want to love what you do and do what you love? Then join the Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. team in Exeter, New Hampshire , as Lacrosse Product Manager , where you can launch the next level of lacrosse gear for the company's top lacrosse brands, Cascade and Maverik.

ROKA Sports is seeking a Head of E-Commerce with the experience, ability and passion to help take ROKA's direct to consumer offering to the next level. This position is located in Dallas, Tex.

Alli Sports, a division of NBC Universal is looking for a Senior Manager of Events to join the team in Stamford, Conn.

Volcom Retail is looking for a Retail Store Manager to manage the retail store location in Sunrise, Fla.

Zumiez is looking for a Private Label Production Associate based in Lynwood, Wash. You will be doing costing, production tracking, shipping logistics, PO writing & maintenance, and managing time and action calendars.

This year, prAna celebrates 21 years in existence. This can be your first year with the company if you join Assistant Store Manager at its San Francisco, Calif. store located at 1928 Fillmore St.

Wright Publishing Company has an opportunity for a full time Independent Contractor for Digital & Print Advertising Sales. You will be joining a team of experienced communications executives publishing print and digital platforms serving the Classic Volkswagen, off-road and sand powersports markets. This position is based in Costa Mesa, Calif. 

Quiksilver is in need of Key Account Reps for Family Footwear to be based in several locations across the US. Find the one closest to you and apply today! 
1. St. Louis, MO | Columbus, OH | So-Cal  
2. Texas | So-Cal 
3. North Carolina | So-Cal

TYR Sport is looking to add a Production Planner to its team in Seal Beach, Calif.  The Production Planner is responsible for managing multiple product lines from procurement to production planning, including material planning and production scheduling. It requires translating sales forecasts into production plans.

Mountain Hardwear looking for barrier-busting, game-changing product line merchandising talent to join the team in Richmond, Calif. as Senior Product Line Manager for outerwear.

Mad Engine is looking for a Project Manager to join the team in San Diego, Calif. This individual will work within a team environment to manage all aspects of the order process from conception to completion in a time sensitive environment.

Active Ride Shop is looking for an Allocation Analyst to join the team at headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Lucky 13 Apparel is the Original brand that has defined vintage Americana, edginess and individual style and is on the hunt for a Production Manager to be based in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Bravo Sports, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is a global leader in the outdoor, recreational and sporting goods markets and is in need of a Retail Support Representative.

Confidential Company in Orange County, Calif. is on the hunt for an experienced Retail Store Manager.

The La Jolla Group manages the licenses for O'Neill Clothing, Rusty Clothing, Metal Mulisha, & Lost Clothing and is looking to fill "3" internship positions based in Irvine, Calif. Pick one!
1. Retail Marketing Intern 
2. Sales/Customer Service Intern 
3. Video Production Intern

June 30, 2014

Mountain High, one of the leading resorts in SoCal, is looking for a Ski & Snowboard Rentals Manager to join the team in Wrightwood, Calif.

Pearl Izumi, based in Louisville, Colo. (Boulder area), is in search of an experienced Product Engineer / Patternmaker.

Horny Toad Activewear is looking to add a Dealer Sales Assistant to its growing team in Santa Barbara, Calif.  This position is the main support role for the sales team, helping to drive revenue and profitability.

ToeSox inc. makes socks with a unique five toe design which helps to align mistreated toes and feet naturally and is on the hunt for a Customer Service Representative to be based in Vista, Calif.

Jenson USA is in need of a Will-Call Supervisor to provide direction and instruction to the Will-Call Desk associates during day to day operations. You will be based in Corona, Calif. 

Jenson USA is also seeking a Retail Store Associate with knowledge of bicycle components and bicycle compatibility for its location in Corona, Calif.

June 27, 2014

Stio, a mountain apparel company, is looking for an experienced Product Developer to join its team in Jackson, Wyoming. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the outdoors, a bachelor's degree, a minimum of three years of product development experience, excellent communication skills, a high level of technical computer skills including proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite, and be comfortable and experienced with national and international travel.

X-LARGE lives on, influencing new generations of street wear with its iconic OG gorilla the company is looking for a T-Shirt Graphic Artist/Illustrator with strong typography skills and a solid understanding of trends in the STREETWEAR industry to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

K2, a leading manufacturer and marketer of alpine, Nordic and telemark skis, snowboards, snowshoes and related winter and outdoor recreational products, is looking for a US Sales & Inventory Analyst to join the team at headquarters in Seattle, Wash.

BRG Sports is the home of Bell, Riddell, Giro and Blackburn and is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join the team in Scotts Valley, Calif. (Santa Cruz area). The Senior Financial Analyst will support the EVP, COO & CFO of BRG Sports ("BRG").  

BRG Sports is also looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join its team in Scotts Valley, Calif. The Digital Marketing Manager for Bell & Blackburn is responsible for e-commerce and digital marketing communications that support the overall marketing strategies for the brands.

Tilly's is looking for a Jr. Staff Accountant in Irvine, Calif. Tilly's is looking for someone with 1-2 years of entry level accounting experience who is detail oriented, organized and able to multitask.

Tilly's is also on the hunt for a Merchandise Planner. Based in Irvine, Calif. , you should have 1-4 years of planning/allocation experience and 1-2 years of retail experience.

Surftech, the leading global provider and distributor of branded surfboards and stand-up paddleboards, has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a VP of Product and Purchasing to join its team in Carlsbad, Calif.

Mountain Hardwear is looking for a barrier-busting, game-changing Apparel Fit Engineer to join its team in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). If you are a super-creative, slightly off-the-grid thinker, who is self-propelled, with a why-not-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit, then Mountain Hardwear is looking for you. 

Mountain Hardwear is also on the hunt for an Apparel Quality Engineer in Richmond, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area). You must have experience in APPAREL Quality Engineering to be considered for this position.

Roxy is looking for a Sports & Brand Marketing Manager to join the Roxy Snow team at headquarters in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Roxy is also looking for a Copywriter to join the Roxy Marketing team in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Burton is looking for a Regional Sales Rep to join the team, covering the Northern California / Metro area. 

TAVIK is looking for an experienced Graphic Designer to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

A nationally recognized apparel manufacturing company has immediate openings for Outside Sales Representatives. There are multiple territories available across the US and the position includes a base salary + commission and benefits.

Freecross, a trade service company located in Ningbo, China, has worked with brands such as Hurley, VF Corp, Quiksilver (Roxy, DC), Volcom, Element Obey, Oakley, Armada skis, One distribution and more and is looking for a Sales Representative (contract) / Business Partner to work remotely from a virtual office.

Live To Play Sports Group / Norco Bicycles is seeking an IT Support Specialist in Toronto, Ontario. You must live in Canada or be a Canadian citizen to be considered for this position.

Origin Design + Communications is seeking a permanent, full-time Senior Interactive Designer / Art Director to work in Whistler, BC, Canada , at Origin's studio as part of one of the best creative teams in the outdoor business. 

Ivory Headwear, located in Portland, Ore., is looking for someone that is detail oriented and ready to have their Customer Service skills grow to join its team as Headwear Production Specialist.

TrackingPoint, Inc. is seeking a driven and ambitious Sales Manager in Austin, Tex. You must have prior success managing high-performance sales teams closing high net worth individuals.

Ragnar Relays is a Utah-based company with a national footprint that is looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated individual to join its Marketing Department as an Email Marketing Manager. This position is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Billabong, the leader in the surf, skate, & snow industry, is currently seeking a Retail Store Manager to join its team at the Citadel location in Los Angeles, Calif.

Amazing Grass is a fast paced and quickly growing company that is on the hunt for a Vice President of Marketing to be responsible for executing the Company's marketing strategy. This position is located in Newport Beach, Calif.

Junk Food Clothing is a licensing powerhouse with distribution rights to over 80 pop-culture properties across multiple categories and is looking for a Demand Planning Manager in Los Angeles, Calif.

goldbug is looking for an experienced Designer to join the Design and Merchandising team! This individual, to be based in Aurora, Colo. (Denver Area), will design infant apparel, accessories and travel products for major national retailers.

June 26, 2014

Brooks Sports is a team of passionate people united by a desire to do meaningful work, lead healthy lives and make a difference. Does this sound like the place for you? If so, then apply to this open Retail Sales Associate position at Brooks' flagship retail store in Seattle, Wash.

Pacific Sunwear is looking for a District Manager for stores located within the greater Seattle, Wash. market!

Mountains Plus Outdoor Gear, a small, Independent Specialty Outdoor Retailer that provides high end and hard to find products to backpackers, hikers, campers, kayakers, cyclists and multi-sport athletes nationwide, is in need of a Customer Service Super Hero who will be given tons of responsibility. This position is located in Mercer Island, Wash. (Seattle Area).

Sailor Jerry is looking for an experienced In-House Sales Agent to join its team in San Francisco, Calif. This position will have you working in-house and on the road for Sailor Jerry!

Freestyle USA is looking for a Regional Account Executive to join the team in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Monster Energy Company is in need of a Sports Marketing Content Producer who will work with the athlete managers and the social media department to develop and produce content utilizing our sponsored athletes and events. This position is located in Corona, Calif.

Fox Head is looking for IT Helpdesk Technician Lead with a minimum 4 years experience in a corporate IT environment support both Mac and PCs to come on board at headquarters in Irvine, Calif.

Eliel & Co. is a manufacturer of cycling and triathlete clothing and is looking for an enthusiastic and highly creative Graphic Designer with experience in interactive design. This position is located in San Diego, Calif.

Billabong is looking for a Production Assistant to join the team in Irvine, Calif.

A Confidential Apparel Manufacturer in San Diego, Calif. is looking for a Graphic Designer/Production Artist to put a fashion forward design spin on their clothing line. See below for duties and qualifications. Want to be part of a legendary company in the cycling industry!

BROOKS ENGLAND ltd, in cooperation with its US distribution partner Highway Two, is currently seeking a Brand Specialist to further develop the North American market for this 145 year young iconic brand. This position is located on the East Coast, preferably in the Philadelphia, PA / Mid Atlantic region.

Manduka is looking for a local Sales Representative to drive growth and represent its brand values in the New York area. The ideal candidate must be hard working and comfortable working autonomously in a local sales representative role; he / she must connect with customers in person, via phone and email.

Glamour Kills is not just a clothing line, it's a community. Based in  New York, NY , this company continues to grow and is looking to add "2" NEW
1. Sales/Account Manager
2. Production Manager

Zeal Optics is searching for an experienced Office Manager within the action sports industry to oversee, execute and run all aspects of the Zeal Optics HQ in Boulder, Colo.

Momentum Media PR is seeking a Senior Public Relations Account Manager .This person can be based in either Boulder, Colo. or Boston, Mass.   

Vittoria Industries, the exclusive North American importer of Vittoria, Geax, 3T, Northwave and Selle Italia, is looking to add a Marketing Coordinator to its team in Boston, Mass. 

Allegion is a $2 billion business employing more than 7,600 people that is pioneering safety and is looking for a Global Marketing Manager for the Kryptonite brand. This position is located in Canton, Mass.  

Beyond Clothing is looking for an amazing, energetic,Magento Web Developer specializing in PHP, with deep eCommerce experience, to join its fast-growing outdoor apparel company in Seattle, Wash.

design LAB is a fast-growing domestic-import firm seeking an Account Manager to work with one of the firm's account executives in Gardena, Calif.

Element Skateboards is in need of a Production Assistant Irvine, Calif. This position will manage the production of cut & sew styles and t-shirt/printable orders and inventory.

One Distribution is looking for an Accounts Payable Supervisor Fountain Valley, Calif.

Horny Toad Activewear is seeking a Production Associate in Santa Barbara, Calif. This position will work directly with internal functions: Product, Design, Planning & Sales and external vendors to execute to the corporate pipeline calendar.

Crawford Performance is best known for building the Subaru WRX/STi's driven by Ken Block from DC in the popular Gymkhana videos that were viewed over 100 million times and is currently searching for an ideally-suited individual for the position of Sales Manager based in Oceanside, Calif.

June 25, 2014

QTee is a one of a kind clothing brand that marries the cutting edge customization technology with the fashion world and is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist to join its team in Chatsworth, Calif.

Vix Swimwear Inc. is looking for a National Sales Manager for the Specialty Store Channel to join the team in Carlsbad, Calif. She/he should be a strategic thinker who can make smart and quick decisions in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

2XU is on the hunt for an Accounts Receivable Clerk to join its Finance and Accounting team in Carlsbad, Calif. Candidate must be a self-starter and have the ability to prioritize, multi-task, problem solve and make reasonable administrative decisions.

Quiksilver, based in Huntington Beach, Calif., continues to grow and has "3" OPEN positions available for you today, check them out! 
1. Sales Operations Coordinator- Bilingual French 
Accounts Payable Clerk 
Manager, Public Relations - Global

A Confidential Company based in Vista, Calif. is seeking an experienced Warehouse/Logistics Manager.

Under Armour is growing a great team in Baltimore and wants you to join as Senior Designer for Action Sports and Outerwear.

Trek Retail Services is currently looking for a Visual Merchandiser. The candidate will be headquartered in Waterloo, Wisc. and is expected to travel frequently.

prAna is on the hunt for a Retail Store Manager in Boulder, Colo. This position is directly accountable for store results and operations and supervision of a team of two or more team members.

The North Face has "5" OPEN positions available in Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).
Sr. Wholesale Brand Experience Manager
2. VF Services: Director, eCommerce
3. VF Services: Director, Digital Marketing
4. VF Services: Mobile Strategy Manager
5. VF Services: Business Analyst

Active Ride Shop is looking for a Women's Buyer to join the team in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The buyer should be responsible for creating an exciting and timely product assortment that meets or exceeds the plan for their department.

OluKai is currently recruiting for a Customer Service Representative with direct support to the Olukai consumer, in Irvine, Calif.

Alpinestars is in need of an Accounts Receivable Coordinator to be responsible for maintaining and updating the accounts receivable aging for all customers. This position is located in Torrance, Calif.

Rastaclat, LLC is in need of a Development & Production Assistant to be based inLong Beach, Calif. The mission of the Development & Production Assistant is to effectively manage the Rastaclat supply chain starting from sourcing to QC.

lucy activewear operates as both an online retail store and a chain of more than 60 stores across the United States and is seeking an eCommerce Analystin Alameda, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

lucy activewear is also seeking an eCommerce Coordinator in Alameda, CA (San Francisco Bay Area). This person will be responsible for coordinating the eCommerce department campaigns.

Want to join a motivated team looking to create world-class cutting edge medical products and touch people's lives in positive manner? Then apply now to be a Product Development Engineer for Ovation Medical in Agoura Hills, Calif.

J!NX is currently seeking a NetSuite Consultant for a temporary contract position located in San Diego, Calif.  The ideal candidate will be a NetSuite guru who can assist with a recent systems conversion by implementing best processes and educating staff on writing reports to efficiently run the business.

DayMen U.S. is on the search for a Junior Product Designer to provide support to current Design staff while learning the LowePro and Acme Made design process. This position is located in Petaluma, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area).

LA Police Gear is seeking a freelance Product Photographer who will be tasked with creating and editing still product photos for use on the company's website and for print ads. This position is located in Santa Clarita, Calif.


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