Winston/Bauer Announce Chris Seipio as Western Canada Sales Rep

October 6, 2017 By: Erin Block

The R.L. Winston Rod Company, along with Bauer Fly Reels, have announced the welcome of Chris Seipio as the Western Canada Sales Representative for the two companies.

Read more in the press release below.

Winston/Bauer Announce Chris Seipio as Western Canada Sales Rep

October 2, 2017 – Twin Bridges, Montana

The R.L. Winston Rod Company and Bauer Fly Reels are pleased to announce that Chris Seipio, of the CPO Agency, has joined the teams as Western Canada Sales Representative.

Chris has been fishing for 35 years and fly-fishing for 32. He has excellent fly casting skills, winning a Canadian championship for distance casting, then going on to obtain his Masters Certification through the Federation of Fly Fishers. He has operated a successful guide company that encompassed both freshwater and saltwater fisheries. Instructing clients on both fly and conventional gear, he came to understand the diverse fishery very well and has the open mindedness to still keep learning.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Chris left for the West Coast of Canada at age 29. Chris worked in retail for years, and then became manager and buyer for a very successful retail operation. An opportunity then became available and Chris became National Sales Manager, managing other reps and all the major accounts in Canada for a major clothing line from Europe. His responsibilities included managing sales and reps as well as product direction, merchandising, product knowledge training and inventory forecasting with over 250 accounts. From that experience he brings strong skills in sales, marketing, promotions, merchandising, sales training, buying and management to the CPO Agency.

“Winston and Bauer welcome Chris to the team. Western Canada holds a special place for us as our products have always been designed with a great respect for this serious fishery and its anglers. Chris will bring us even closer to our roots and the future of the angling community in his home.”

– Jim Murphy, Winston/Bauer Sales Manager

“It humbles me to be able to represent R.L Winston Rod Company and Bauer Fly Reels.  In a world of mass market products, highly specialized companies have become more and more unique.  Winston and Bauer are the kind of companies that fills this void in my agency. I’m excited about this opportunity to work with both of these industry leading companies for many years to come.”

– Chris Seipio, CPO Agency, Winston/Bauer Western Canada Sales Representative

For more information please contact Winston at 406-684-5674 or [email protected].