Sales Team

MARK SLATER – PRESIDENT Hometown - Norwood Young America, MN. After retiring from professional football in 1984 (one year with the San Diego Chargers and five years with the Philadelphia Eagles, including Super Bowl XV), Mark has been involved in the sporting goods industry in many capacities. Mark owned and operated a fishing resort, then managed a wholesale sporting goods company, and since 1994 has owned and operated Slater Sales, Inc. a manufacturers’ rep agency.

Mark Slater: 10545 Rome Avenue Young America, MN 55397 Direct: (612) 819-2167 Fax: (952) 658-0108 Email:

CRAIG WINKELS – VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Hometown – Fairchild, WI. Prior to joining Slater Sales in 1997, Craig worked as a wholesale sporting goods rep. Craig oversees all account activity and works directly with Fleet Farm, Scheels and Menards.

Craig Winkels: W13577 East Bramer Road Fairchild, WI 54741 Direct: (612) 599-9060 Office: (715) 955-4222 Email:

JASON HANSGEN – SALES REPRESENTATIVE Hometown – Monticello, MN. Jason joined Slater Sales in the Spring of 2015 with over 10 years of experience in the outdoor sporting goods business. Jason's major accounts include Gander Outdoor, Cabela's, Bass Pro, Academy Sports, Cannon Tackle, Northern Wholesale, Marine General and many secondary accounts, as well as NBS buying group members.

Jason Hansgen: 10074 Park Place Dr. Monticello, MN 55362 Direct: (320) 267-6050 Fax: (715) 254-9506 Email:

BEN SLATER – SALES REPRESENTATIVE Hometown – St. Bonifacius, MN. Ben joined Slater Sales in January 2016 as a sales rep and accountant. Ben's major accounts include Regal Connection, Casey's General Stores, United Hardware, Dakota Angler, Sauk Centre Fleet Supply, Clear Lake Bait and Tackle, Kabele's Trading Post, and other secondary accounts in Iowa.

Ben Slater: 9211 Hunters Ct. St. Bonifacius, MN 55386 Direct: (952) 913-8899 Fax: (952) 658-0108 Email:

STEVE SLATER - SALES REPRESENTATIVE / SALES SUPPORT Hometown - Glencoe, MN. Prior to joining Slater Sales full time in 2016, Steve worked as one of their Pro Staff for five years. Steve heads up all company operations including Accounting support, Sales support and Administration.

Steve Slater: 14170 Elderberry Court, Glencoe, MN 55336 Direct: (952) 913-8898 Fax: (952) 658-0108 Email:

TROY TUMA - SALES REPRESENTATIVE Hometown - Campbellsport, WI. Troy joined Slater Sales in December 2017 and brings with him over 25 years of experience as a top sales representative in the outdoor sporting goods business. Troy's territory is the state of Wisconsin, which includes major accounts such as Fleet Farm, Blain's Farm and Fleet, Sports Specialist, Robinson Wholesale, as well as WorldWide buying group members.

Troy Tuma: W1971 Rustic Drive, Campbellsport, WI 53010 Direct: (612) 839-5711 Fax: (920) 267-4051 Email:

WADE EVENSON - SALES REPRESENTATIVE Hometown - Sartell, MN. Wade joined Slater Sales in January 2019 and brings with him over 16 years of experience in the outdoor sporting goods business. Most recently Wade was a National Account Manager at Vista Outdoor, and named the 2017 Savage Arms Retail Salesman of the Year. Prior to that Wade was District Sales Manager for Smith and Wesson. Wade began his career as an outside Sales Rep for CSI with a territory in Central MN. Wade's major accounts include Big Rock Sports, Reeds, L&M, Runnings, Sportsman Guide, as well as Mid-States buying group members.

Wade Evenson: 1817 8th St. North Sartell, MN 56377 Direct: (901) 230-3437 Email: