WORTHINGTON, Ohio – For Immediate Release – Now on board as its new ‘Fish Crew’ manager, Drew Sadler has joined Sportco Marketing, one of the leading manufacturer’s rep groups in the fishing tackle industry, announces Kirk Immens, Sportco president. In his new role, Sadler will work hand-in-hand with tackle retailers and with anglers at various fishing events and shows to help educate them on the new products from Shimano, G.Loomis, PowerPro and Jackall.
“Drew brings some outstanding experience in the retail and wholesale side of the fishing industry, plus is an accomplished tournament bass angler,” said Immens. “His efforts working with our staff with their retail accounts, at events such as the G.Loomis and Shimano owner’s tournaments, plus traveling the entire territory in a special Shimano/G.Loomis Bass boat will help Sportco grow our business for all the Shimano brands.”
Sadler was one of the founders of the Eastern Kentucky University bass fishing team, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in Management. During college and after graduation, Sadler competed – and won a few – Bass Fishing League and B.A.S.S. Nation tournaments. He also served as head coach at the University of Kentucky N.C.C.A. fishing team.
“This is truly a dream come true to work in the fishing industry and with such a well-respected company in the business like Sportco,” Sadler said. “One way or another, all I have ever wanted was a career in recreational fishing whether that be on a competitive angling level, or working for great brands of which I’ve always used throughout my current fishing career. The brands I’ll be working for are truly the very best in the industry and I can’t wait to get started.”
Sadler notes that much of what anglers learn about fishing gear comes from what they read and hear in the media, and even how a product feels in their hands when in a tackle store. The information that these consumers are not getting is the story behind these new products, including why they were developed differently and why they are truly engineered better.
Along with these duties at tackle shops and events, Sadler will also compete in the 2014 B.A.S.S. Southern Open tournaments. If you see him on the road or on the launch ramp, be sure to say hello.