In the creation of newly formed regional sales management roles, Buck Knives announced Connor Slepikas (pictured) and Anthony (Tony) Tekansik have joined the company to further strengthen aggressive growth plans.
Under Vice President of Sales, Mike Silverberg, Slepikas and Tekansik will oversee sales activities for the Western and Eastern United States and Canada.
“The addition of these talented individuals is both strategic and necessary. As Buck Knives evolves in its effort to service an expansive dealer base and exceptionally broad product line, our field-based regional managers will provide enhanced communications and value to our retail partners.”
Slepikas, most recently with Leatherman Tool Group, brings six years of practical field-based experience managing retail sales channels, conducting clinical training sessions, and executing promotional and merchandising programs. An avid outdoorsman with a respect for high-quality gear, the Buck Knives lifestyle fits closely with his passions for hunting turkey and following his bird dog in the upland prairies. Slepikas will be responsible for territories in the Eastern USA and will work closely with Buck’s sales agents, marketing and product teams.
With more than 10 years of direct sales experience, primarily in sports optics with Pentax and Leica, Tekansik will be responsible for the Western USA territories. Growing up in Colorado, he used Buck products in his backyard of the Rocky Mountains and is excited to share the attributes of Buck Knives with retail partners. He will support established representatives in the West, executing strategic plans designed to maximize the sales of new and core products.
In addition to these key roles, Buck Knives has grown its Sales and Marketing support team by welcoming Katie Swanson as Graphic Design Coordinator, Debbie Bobshosky as Sales Coordinator, and Whitney Wienholz as Marketing/Ecommerce Administrator.