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Our Sales Team

Dedicated Outdoors Sales Professionals

Joe Rassat

ROG_JoeRassatPresident and Owner - Bass Pro, Tackle Warehouse, Specialty markets

As Founder of Rassat Outdoor Group Joe has spent his entire working life dedicated to the outdoor industry and its lifestyle starting at the age of 15 working at the local bait and archery shop. From there he spent 20 years working for Pure Fishing starting as a merchandiser with the last 6 years serving as the national sales manager. In the last 5 years Joe and his team have built their rep group through team work and catering to every customer base and working with vendors and customers to create great business partnerships along the way. Joe enjoys all aspects of the outdoor business and is an experienced hunter and angler willing to travel almost anywhere to hone his craft. He has also served his community for over 25 years as a volunteer firefighter and was an EMT for 20 years.

Joe Rassat
PO Box 328
Maple Lake, MN 55358
C - 612-669-0021
F - 320-963-6454
Office - 320-963-6040

ROG_AndySegnerSales Manager - CSI, Cabela’s

Andy Segner comes to Rassat Outdoor Group with 30 years experience in the outdoor industry. His passion began at an early age as he grew up working at his family’s sporting goods store over the course of 11 years. From there he worked at CSI Sporting Goods for 7 years. He then moved on to work for Pure Fishing for 12 years; 8 years as Territory Manager and 4 years as Regional manager. Andy enjoys fishing and hunting of any kind.

Andy Segner
PO Box 328
Maple Lake, MN 55358
C - 320-249-6641
F - 320-963-6454
Office - 320-963-6040

Bruce Wilson

ROG_BruceWilsonGander Mountain, Mills Fleet Farm

Bruce Wilson has been with ROG for 5 years and in the industry for 17 years. Bruce works as an account specialist for ROG, working close with accounts on not only the sales process but also the merchandising, promotional and marketing side of the business to ensure success for both his vendors as well as the account. Before joining Rassat Outdoor Group, Bruce Wilson worked in sales for 11 years at Pure Fishing. Bruce enjoys hunting and fishing with family and friends. Bruce takes pride in teaching his children to fish with the desire to pass down traditions and his love for the outdoors

Bruce Wilson
288 Brandon Drive
Hudson, WI 54016
C - 612-670-4874

Steve Kish

ROG_SteveKishIN, IL, OH, MI, KY, PA, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Buying Groups

Steve is a versatile sales professional with 15+ years of experience in the sporting goods industry. His experience and unique wide skill-set has enabled him to excel in finding new business in established and startup territories for the vendors that Rassat Outdoor Group represents. Steve truly enjoys making new customer connections, applying his expertise to identify new business opportunities, and building those business partnerships. Steve has received numerous individual and team sales awards over the years for his accomplishments. What has been the most rewarding for him though, over his career, is being part of a new start-up company, helping it get off the ground, watching it grow, and making it successful. Growing up and living near the shores of Lake Michigan, Steve learned early on that he enjoys fishing, boating and camping. He lives in Northwest Indiana (The Region/Chicagoland Area) with his wife and two daughters and is active in their schools as well as the community.

Steve Kish
14446 Riskin Road
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
C - 219-775-0688
F - 219-226-0609

Gerry Trainor

ROG_JerryTrainorSouthern Minnesota, Twin Cities, Scheels

Gerry has been with The Rassat Outdoor Group for over 4 years but has spent over 20 years in the outdoor sales industry representing lines covering hunting, fishing, camping and marine. He started with 5 years as a rep with James F Speikers and Associates selling GLoomis and Kershaw knives in the MINK States and Midwest. Then he moved to True Sales and Marketing where he enjoyed working 10 years with accounts of all levels and varieties throughout the Midwest. When Gerry is playing you will find him on a lake chasing a Musky, trolling for walleyes, cranking for bass, and in the fall he is generally setting a decoy spread for waterfowl. Gerry was named "Rep of the Year" by Rapala USA in May 2011.

Gerry Trainor
245 Crestview Ave
Orono, MN 55356
C - 612-382-7372

Cory Kassube

ROG_CoryKassubeSD, IA, NE, KS, MO and Runnings

Cory Kassube began his career in the Outdoor Industry in 2004 at Sportsman’s Warehouse. In 2007 he went on to a sales position at Pure Fishing for 2 years. He has been with ROG since the inception in 2009 and knows the accounts in his territory extremely well. Although he loves anything outdoors, deer and turkey hunting top his list along with fishing for anything that swims including carp.

 

Cory Kassube
4408 S Wassom Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
C - 605-610-5869

John Janousek

ROG_JonJanousekNorthern & Central MN

John joined ROG in 2011 and since has been a high energy member of the team. Prior to being recruited to ROG, John worked with both Northland Fishing Tackle and Crestliner Boats in a variety of management and product development positions. His passion for the outdoors is evident in his career and family life where he is eager to teach younger generations the importance of conservation and the preservation of outdoor traditions. John is driven to work hard for his accounts, with which he has cultivated true friendships, and is motivated to help them succeed in achieving their sales goals for all product lines. John is a winning Bass Tournament angler, is active in local fishing leagues, and enjoys outdoor events with his friends and family.

John Janousek
31331 Ranchette Dr
Breezy Point, MN 56472
C - 320-630-3145

Todd Frank

ROG_ToddFrankEastern Canada, New England States

Todd has 5 yrs. experience as a sales rep with the ROG team, servicing wholesale, chain retail and independent dealers in the New England States and Eastern Canada. Todd’s accounts often pride him for his superior service, extensive product knowledge and fishing expertise in the Eastern market. He is also utilized by the team as a product specialist for the Trout, Salmon and Walleye markets. Todd’s experience also includes 10 years as sales manager in the outdoor power sports industry, 12 years as a full time professional competitive walleye angler, 15 years as a USCG licensed Captain owning and operating a successful charter and guide service and working retail sporting goods. Todd is also an avid waterfowl, big game and archery hunter.

Todd Frank
4081 Port St
Pulaski, NY 13142
C -315-778-1598

Sam McSharry

ROG_SamMcSharryWisconsin

Sam McSharry joined Rassat Outdoor Group 4 years ago with a Business and Marketing background with vast retail experience. He has progressed from a merchandising role in the beginning to a combined merchandising and sales role. Having merchandising, product knowledge, and sales experience from the ground up has really allowed Sam to help his customers and understand their needs. In the Spring of 2014 Sam was named Rapala salesman of the year due to his success in the Wisconsin markets. Sales success along with a passion for the outdoors is what motivates Sam. His interests include spending time with family, any type of competitive fishing, dog training, and hunting in the fall.

Sam McSharry
S9595 Lowes Creek Rd
Eleva, WI 54738
C - 218-556-1987

Tracey Shinler

Tracy ShinlerMerchandiser

Tracey Shinler joins The Rassat Outdoor Group with 6 years of retail experience from Gander Mountain where he developed an expertise in merchandising. Tracey spends his time helping accounts with store resets, new store sets and general merchandising. From on the water to in the woods, he is very passionate for the outdoors.

Tracey Shinler
51126 Amber Ave
Stanchfield MN 55080
Eleva, WI 54738
C - 612-290-3516

Bridget Wall

ROG_BridgetWallOffice Manager

Bridget has been with ROG for over 5 years and supports all aspects of the business. From administrative support, accounting, and information systems she keeps all operations running smoothly. Bridget comes from a family of avid hunters and anglers and enjoys fishing and turkey hunting in the spring.

Bridget Wall
PO Box 328
Maple Lake, MN 55358
C - 612-269-0756
F - 320-963-6454
Office - 320-963-6040