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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Eric Antonik

Head of Video Content
Eric is immersed in anything with video and motion graphics. When not at work, he can be found riding his motorcycle, writing/recording music or adventuring with his wife.

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Cary Austin

Safety and Lean Manager
Cary enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife and traveling near and far. He likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. He’s not into yoga and can say “cheers” in 27  languages.

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Will Bargar

Sales Coordinator
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.

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Jessica Beck

Domestic Billing Manager
Jessica is an avid Ohio State sports fan who enjoys spending time with family and is a huge animal lover.

Rich Bloom

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

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

Junior Buyer
Lizzie works on all things purchasing related. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with family/friends and watching sports, especially football.


Antonio Bohannon

Warehouse Project Manager
Antonio unloads trucks and picks orders in the warehouse. When the workday is over he looks forward to time with his kids.

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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Pui Chan

Project Engineer
Pui enjoys spending time bothering his wife and his two furbabies. When he’s not planning his next trip, you can find him at a sporting event, hiking the parks or by the lake.

 

Luis Compres

International Sales Manager
Luis is focused on expanding the success of Winston Products internationally. When not traveling abroad, he’s looking for his golf balls in the woods and enjoying time with his family. 

 

Patrick Daher

Digital Marketing Manager
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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John Dempsey

Director of Warehouse Operations
John is an avid 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.

Ryan Driscoll

FLAT CAT Sales
Ryan is the Sales Manager of the Flat Cat Division. He enjoys spending time with his 4 sons and first grandson. He travels the country following their wrestling and baseball teams leaving little room for his love of golf.

 

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.

 

Chen Gao

Assistant Controller
Financial statements and monthly closing processes are Chen’s specialty. She’s entertained by Thrillers at the theater and Cats.

Ethan Garcia

Logistics Coordinator
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.  

 

Hector Garcia

Financial Analyst
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.

 

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.

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Angie Gilkerson

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

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

Hrvoje Gregov

International Logistics Coordinator
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

Director of Finance – Accounting
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

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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

Director of 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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Wenyan He

Senior Accountant
Wenyan specializes in general accounting and month end closing. She likes music, travel and enjoying time with her family.

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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.

 

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!!

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.

Mike Maurer

Senior Product Manager
Mike facilitates and supports the development of our product roadmap. He is an avid golfer and has a passion for cars and car care. He also enjoys Guardians baseball. 

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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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.

 

Lilit Nazaryan

Global Sourcing Manager
Lilit obtains quotes and works on product pricing. After hours she’s dancing in ballrooms or around the kitchen (cooking).

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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!

Steve Oster

Executive Vice President
Oster the grouch lives on the road servicing our customers. He may seem tough but he’s a softie at heart, ask his grandkids.

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William Palmer

SVP Corporate Strategy
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

Project Engineer
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. 

Dan Peterre

Global QC Manager
Dan leads testing and compliance activities. His previous work includes [REDACTED]. He lives with [REDACTED] and his pet [REDACTED].

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.

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Tommy Richmond

Sales Assistant
Tommy is responsible for assisting the sales department. He studied Sport Management and played football at Baldwin Wallace University. In his free time, he enjoys going out with friends, watching Cleveland sports, and going to live concerts.

 


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/Videographer
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!

Ashleigh Stanczyk

Shipping Assistant
Ashleigh processes orders and schedules trucks. She’s got a passion for makeup artistry and watching movies on the big screen.

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Missy Swearingen

Sales Coordinator
Missy enjoys spending time with family, watching football & baseball, and traveling. She is a proud mom to 3 wonderful boys.

 

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

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

Diane Yagl

Director of Purchasing
Diane enjoys exploring the Hawaiian Islands, hiking and spending time with family & friends.

Tiffani Yonish

Distribution & Logistics Manager
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.