Outdoor hunting and fishing manufacturer Flambeau Outdoors has restructured its eastern US sales force by partnering with established agencies Dunkin-Lewis, Inc., and Thomas F Gowen & Sons.
“Flambeau was founded in 1947 by a pair of brothers who hand built their own injection moulding machine, and through constant hard work and pure determination it has grown into an international business, serving wholesale and retail consumers across a broad spectrum of interests,” said Flambeau president Chris Gurreri. “Flambeau Outdoors is proud to partner with Dunkin-Lewis and Gowen & Sons. We’re confident that with over 300 new products launched in the past three years, these top-notch agencies have the tools needed to exceed customer expectations and increase market share.”
Dunkin-Lewis will be responsible for the southeast, southwest, MINK and part of the upper midwest territories. Agency principals include Charles F Dunkin, CEO & COO; Duane Collins, president; Bill Douglas, executive vice president; Craig Kelley, vice president and Gary Mahan, vice president.
“Dunkin-Lewis, Inc., values long-term relationships with the vendors we represent and looks forward to working on behalf of Flambeau Outdoors in a category in which we have had a presence for over 50 years, as well as to add to our portfolio the breadth of additional products available from this well-known brand,” said Dunkin-Lewis president Duane Collins. “Our sales representatives are eager to grow the business in each territory and expand Flambeau Outdoors’ market presence.”
Gowen & Sons, a fourth-generation company, was established in 1930 with a concentration in the sporting goods and public safety markets. It will be representing Flambeau Outdoors in the Great Lakes states and the northeast.
“My team and I are more than ready to be a part of the Flambeau Outdoors family and look forward to working with Flambeau management to gain market share throughout our territory,” said Gowen & Sons principal Tony Gowen. “With shared core values such as family, integrity and teamwork I believe this partnership to be a winning outcome for all parties.”