Flambeau Outdoors restructures eastern sales force, partnering with established agencies Dunkin-Lewis, Inc., and Thomas F. Gowen & Sons

April 13, 2017

MIDDLEFIELD, OH – Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to growth and customer satisfaction, Flambeau Outdoors is pleased to announce new partnerships with two of the nation’s oldest and best-positioned sales agencies, Duncan-Lewis, Inc., and Thomas F. Gowen & Sons.

“Flambeau was founded in 1947 by a pair of brothers who hand built their own injection molding 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.”

Founded in 1956, Dunkin-Lewis is one of the oldest and largest manufacturers’ representative agencies in the U.S.

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.”

Dunkin-Lewis will be responsible for sales in the following territory: ND, SD, NE, IA, KS, MO, OK, AR, TX, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA, TN, KY, NC, SC, WV, VA.

Gowen & Sons, a fourth-generation company, was established in 1930 with a concentration in the sporting goods and public safety markets. Gowen & Sons 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.”

Gowen & Sons will be responsible for sales in the following territory: IN, OH, PA, DE, MD, CT, NJ, NY, MA, RI, NY, VT, NH, ME.

For sales inquiries, contact Russ Ackerman, Flambeau Outdoors Eastern Sales Manager: rackerman@Flambeau.com or Mike Maanum, Flambeau Western Sales Manager: mmaanum@flambeau.com. For media inquiries, contact Chris Hrenko: chris@palemorning.com.


Flambeau, Inc. is a member of Nordic Group of Companies, Ltd. Nordic Group (headquartered in Baraboo, Wisconsin) is a privately held holding company consisting of subsidiaries with 22 facilities and 23 marketing units around the world with over 2,400 associates. Nordic Group companies manufacture and distribute plastic, seating and transportation products worldwide for industrial, commercial and consumer markets. Flambeau Outdoors, a division of Flambeau, Inc., is a widely recognized manufacturer of quality, innovative outdoor products for the hunting and fishing enthusiast. Flambeau Outdoors’ headquarters is in Middlefield, Ohio. For additional media information, please contact Chris Hrenko at Pale Morning Media, chris@palemorning.com, (802) 583-6069.