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Jim "Junior" Jenks Returns to Body Glove as Head Designer

| posted on September 08, 2009

Body Glove International announced today that Jim “Jr.” Jenks has officially been named the Head Designer for the Body Glove Men¹s Boardshort line. Having developed Body Glove¹s revolutionary VAPOR boardshort, Jenks¹ return is invaluable to the design team and the success of the Body Glove men¹s line.

³Junior is a staple in the surfing and action sports apparel world,² said Body Glove Vice President of Marketing Scott Daley, ³his knowledge and expertise in the surf business is second to none and his homecoming is welcomed.²

Jenks had this to say about his return, ³I¹m stoked to be back, we got a lot started a few years back but the nice thing now is with the support of SGS, we can pick up where we left off and go even further.²

Jenks has big plans for the Spring 2011 Body Glove men¹s line. ³The biggest opportunity for this brand, besides going right after the core, is the cross over market,² said Jenks, ³I want to build a boardshort for the guy who dives, the one who surfs, the one who wakeboards. I¹m drawing inspiration from anything that has to do with a water based lifestyle.²

The Body Glove Men¹s Boardshort line is getting new life breathed into it, so expect to see some big changes in the design and technology for the coming seasons.

Body Glove is stoked to have Junior Jenks back on the team and look forward to a long and successful relationship.

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About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Dusty Payne, Gabe Kling, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Bob Soven, Shelby Kantar and Jeff McKee.
Through Reef Check, SIMA¹s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.