the winston products team

Work Hard

Play Hard

ENJOY LIFE

We pride ourselves in having not only the best people in the industry, but for creating a culture in which they can thrive.

Our team and culture make the difference. We believe that smart, hard-working, competitive people flourish in an environment that encourages the creative process. At our core, we value open communication, hard work, freethinking and confidence. We encourage all of our team members to be leaders and make decisions with aggressive enthusiasm, yet maintain honesty and integrity through their decisions and actions. Our team members meet challenges head on with the freedom and support to utilize their unique talents. We drive the importance of enjoying your work, but also enjoying your life. As a result, our team works as a nimble, dynamic force that runs like a finely tuned engine, fueling our competitive advantage.

Our most innovative product is our culture.

“We work hard, play hard, enjoy life and our families. This balance frees us to be creative, and relentlessly pursue truly innovative product solutions.”

Winston Breeden III, CEO

Our Team

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Will Bargar

Key Account Manager
Will is a fan of all Cleveland sports teams and enjoys being outdoors. He is a recent college graduate and is eager to learn new things.

Renee Bechler

Creative Director
Renee focuses on packaging design, while also creating print and digital media. Renee’s family is her passion and she loves traveling to FL.

Rich Bloom

Forecasting & Inventory Manager
Bloomy knows what he likes: at work (Forecasting Numbers, French Vanilla Coffee, Hummus) after work (video games, music, tv).

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Allison Bobkovich

Domestic Order Processing Manager

Outside of work, Allie enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.

Dave Bobkovich

VP of IT & Operations
Dave specializes in IT and infrastructure projects. He enjoys cheering on CLE sports teams with family, concerts, and poker.

Lizzie Bobkovich

Senior Purchasing & Logistics Coordinator
Lizzie works on all things purchasing related. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family/friends and watching sports, especially football.


Eric Breeden

Sales Liaison
Eric is essentially Rich Bloom’s clone with an obsession with soccer. A recent Kent grad, he’s ready to expand his horizons.

Winston Breeden III

CEO
He’s the general psychologist and life coach at WP. Work hard, play hard, enjoy life, your family… and golf, Dilly Dilly!

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Latisha Catchatoorian

Director of Content
Latisha spearheads digital content for all WP brands. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her jamming to music, reading a book, or chasing the sun. 

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Angie Compton

Human Resources Manager
Angie’s main passion in life is helping others! She loves being outdoors, traveling, music, Cleveland sports and trying new restaurants.

Patrick Daher

Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing & CRM
Patrick works on all things digital and eCommerce. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, following Cleveland sports and playing fantasy football.

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Jeff Davis

Senior Project Engineer
Jeff is an avid Cleveland sports fan and loves to explore bars and restaurants throughout Cleveland. 

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John Dempsey

Director of Warehouse Operations
John is a Jeep enthusiast and enjoys off-roading and rock crawling. He is passionate about his dog, Bailey who just turned 1!

Diesel

Everyone’s Best Friend
Enjoys his fair share of belly rubs or running the halls of WP. His happy go lucky attitude will steal your heart, or your lunch.

Mohammed Dodo

Warehouse Operations Coordinator
“Mo” is a husband and father of two and enjoys watching and playing sports! He loves spending time with family and is proud of his Nigerian American Heritage!

 

Rick Doney

Director of Sales – Automotive Aftermarket
Rick has over 35 years of experience in the custom fit hitch business. In his spare time, he can be found riding motorcycles, playing golf, and spending quality time with his wife. 

 

Marcial Ezhevaria

Warehouse Associate

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Keli Fangman

Sales Operations Manager
Keli is the operational point of contact for key customers. With 3 kids in a variety of sports, she’s always cheering someone on and loves a good book.

 

Hector Garcia

Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis
Hector focuses on gathering data to provide multiple analyses from different areas of the company to drive decision making. He enjoys traveling, playing all kinds of sports (favorite is soccer) and riding ATVs.

 

Ethan Garcia

Inventory Control Manager
Ethan helps with tracking shipments and coordinating freight forwarders in the logistics department. He is a recent college graduate who enjoys playing golf and traveling in his free time.

 

Samir Ghousheh

Chief Revenue Officer
Samir works across the organization to drive overall growth. Outside of work, you’ll find him on the golf course or hanging with family and friends.

Criss Gorby

AR Credit/Collections Manager
Criss manages all collection, credit, deduction and invoicing functions. She enjoys reading, shopping and the beach. Mom of two sons and many cats! #boymom #crazycatlady

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Joey Greco

Sales Coordinator
Joey enjoys attending events around Cleveland, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Hrvoje Gregov

Global Sourcing Manager
Herbie enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, traveling the world, and being outside. He just graduated college and is looking forward to learning new things.

Samantha Griffith

VP Finance
Responsible for monthly reporting packages and analysis. Sam enjoys watching her two kids play sports. Want to find Sam after work hours? She is at a ball field or gym.

Rick Gyure

Engineer
Rick is a long-time employee of Winston Products and takes the lead on most Product Development & Testing efforts.

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Chad Halfacre

Digital Graphic Designer
Chad is a digital artist, photographer and writer. When he’s not being creative, he’s spending time hiking or up on the lake. 

Troy Hatcher

VP of Sourcing & Engineering
Troy designs product & packaging. He also works on new product generation. When not at work, he enjoys not working. HA!

Grant Hauk

VP Sales
Grant works with key accounts across all WP Brands when he’s not slicing balls at the course with his family of golf pros.

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Logan Henderson

Project Engineer
Logan designs and creates new products alongside store display solutions. Outside of work, he enjoys everything outdoors from motorcycles to camping. He is also classically trained in violin.

 

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Chuong Ho

Southeast Asia Representative
Chu brings his excellent knowledge in manufacturing to our factories, which allows Winston Products to deliver the best in the industry. When not traveling to factories, you may pass him on a hiking trail around volcanoes.

Antoine Holley

Warehouse Associate
Antoine works primarily on packing orders for Home Depot. He’s also a rap musician known as “Salute”: Check out his album!!

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Justin Johnson

Quality Assurance & Safety Manager
Outside of work, Justin loves to travel and is a big-time foodie. He is a big fan of the Browns, Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Guardians, and Cavs.

Matt Kentner

Global Sourcing Manager
Matt assists with the sourcing at WP. He’s a family man who enjoys the outdoors, and golf when he gets the chance.

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Kodie Kucinski

Sales Operations Coordinator
Kodie issues, tracks, and services all POs at WP. In a perfect world, she’d be dancing down the aisles of Costco, with her dogs, drinking margaritas.

Keith MacLennan

Outbound Shipping lead
Nothing leaves the WP warehouse without passing by Keith. You can’t miss his long hair: he’s a NASCAR fan and heavy metal listener.

Bob Mergenhagen

Global Sourcing
When not working on the road or in house, he’s golfing or watching his son’s baseball games.

Melissa Mirt

Purchasing and International Logistics Manager
Mirt is responsible for international purchasing and transportation. #Wife #Mom #Never leave home without my kindle.

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Jennifer Moore

VP of Product Development & Design
Jen is a product enthusiast that loves to take ideas from sketch to shelf. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her family, at Orangetheory Fitness or planning her next trip to Italy.

 

Mark Moore

VP of Sales
Mark focuses on WP’s automotive retail channel and CargoSmart. An Alabama alum, he’s all about the Crimson Tide, and his family.

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Tiffany Morris

Accounts Receivable Generalist
Tiffany has worked in accounting for the last 15 years. In her spare time, she loves to read and bake! She is a plant enthusiast and dog lover.

 

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George Mueller

Chief Operating Officer
George’s focus is clearing paths to help enable the great team at WP to excel. He likes to spend time with his family, play golf, and listen to 80’s music. He respects wood.

 

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Heather Mueller

Senior ERP Analyst
Heather works on IT projects and our ERP system.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, walking her dog and the beach.

 

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Melissa Orndorff

Graphic Designer
Melissa is a huge animal lover who loves exploring parks with her puppy dogs! She also enjoys movies, especially anything Marvel Universe. HUFFLEPUFF!

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William Palmer

President
William focuses on financial and strategic planning across all lines of business. Outside of the office, William enjoys sailing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Jesse Paradis

Engineering Manager
Jesse enjoys anything outdoors whether its playing sports or working in the yard. He spends most of his free time hanging out with his fiancée, friends, and puppers. 

Jason Pokorny

National Sales Manager
Jason enjoys playing golf, Cleveland sports, and spending time with his family.

Kristen Ramer

EVP SmartStraps
Kris has been growing the Smartstraps brand as high as the Rockies in her home state, CO. Surprise: she’s an outdoor enthusiast.

Ashley Reed

Shipping Assistant
Ashley fulfills and invoices orders for our biggest customers. She is a badass mom, a reader, a crafter and lover of plants.

Scott Ritenauer

Chief Financial Officer
Scott and his better half Lisa ENJOY the journey their 7 kids and currently 7 grandchildren will take them on. Scott is  a Cleveland sports fan with a philosophy outside of work of “Where to next.”

 

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Marcella Sanders-Petty

Senior Accountant – AP
Marcella enjoys going to Marblehead for sun, fun and fishing. 

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Josh Scharf

IT Developer

Bob Schmidt

VP of Global Sourcing
He’s got an iconic mustache and a knack for fishing. Bob has the brain of an engineer; specializing in production and development.

Ron Sellers

Photographer
If Ron doesn’t have a camera in hand, It’s going to be a golf club, Fender Bass, mountain bike or a Great Lakes Pale Ale!

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Auric Stressman

Consumer Support
Auric is a high-handicap golfer who loves a good diner. Prior to Winston Products, he spent 15 years in the real estate industry and 8 years as a realtor. He is a Central Michigan University alum.

Nicholaus Tate

Warehouse Associate
Nicholaus is a Girl Dad and has been married for 16 years. He takes pride in his work and enjoys the small things in life. His motto is quality over quantity. 

Michelle Terry

Accounts Payable
Michelle primarily focuses on processing invoices from overseas vendors and freight forwarders. She loves to travel and her happy place is on a patio somewhere with a glass of wine and a charcuterie board. 

Victor Torres

eCommerce Manager
Assisting Steve Oster, Victor works with the Towsmart brand. He loves taking his wife (April) and Son (Victor) anywhere warm.

Jennifer Tuma

Assistant to CEO / Office Manager
Jen’s the jack of all trades, assisting Winston in whatever he needs. She can also be found in the gym or enjoying the outdoors.

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Marija Valentic

Cash Application/Deduction Specialist
Marija was born and raised in Chicago and is an avid Cubs fan. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, listening to music (especially Duran Duran) watching soccer, and hanging out with friends and family!

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Juan Velazquez

Warehouse Manager
Juan manages the warehouse to ensure an efficient and safe workplace. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, home improvements, riding bike trails and mastering the grill. 

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Russell Vollmer

FLAT CAT Sales
Russ enjoys live music and is a Cleveland and Ohio State sports fan. He is also a foodie and will try anything!

Cara Wallace

Product Manager
Cara is a product encyclopedia and knows part numbers like she knows fishing. At home, you can find her in the garden or kitchen.

Diane Yagl

Senior Sales Support, National Accounts
Diane enjoys exploring the Hawaiian Islands, hiking and spending time with family & friends.

Tiffani Yonish

Director of Domestic Fulfillment & Customer Compliance
Tiff manages all WP domestic shipments and carrier relationships. She’s focused on her family, and the performance of the Cavs!

Eric Yukich

President – TowSmart Custom

Eric has a passion for “what’s new” in product development. Putting work aside, his favorites are family, being out on the lake and red wine.