the winston products team
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
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.
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 focuses on packaging design, while also creating print and digital media. Renee’s family is her passion and she loves traveling to FL.
Forecasting & Inventory Manager
Bloomy knows what he likes: at work (Forecasting Numbers, French Vanilla Coffee, Hummus) after work (video games, music, tv).
Domestic Order Processing Manager
Outside of work, Allie enjoys hanging out with friends and family, traveling, and going to concerts.
VP of IT & Operations
Dave specializes in IT and infrastructure projects. He enjoys cheering on CLE sports teams with family, concerts, and poker.
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 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
He’s the general psychologist and life coach at WP. Work hard, play hard, enjoy life, your family… and golf, Dilly Dilly!
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.
Human Resources Manager
Angie’s main passion in life is helping others! She loves being outdoors, traveling, music, Cleveland sports and trying new restaurants.
Digital Marketing Manager
Patrick works on all things digital and eCommerce. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, following Cleveland sports and playing fantasy football.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Financial statements and monthly closing processes are Chen’s specialty. She’s entertained by Thrillers at the theater and Cats.
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.
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.
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.
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
Joey enjoys attending events around Cleveland, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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 is a long-time employee of Winston Products and takes the lead on most Product Development & Testing efforts.
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.
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 works with key accounts across all WP Brands when he’s not slicing balls at the course with his family of golf pros.
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.
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 works primarily on packing orders for Home Depot. He’s also a rap musician known as “Salute”: Check out his album!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
When not working on the road or in house, he’s golfing or watching his son’s baseball games.
Purchasing and International Logistics Manager
Mirt is responsible for international purchasing and transportation. #Wife #Mom #Never leave home without my kindle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa is a huge animal lover who loves exploring parks with her puppy dogs! She also enjoys movies, especially anything Marvel Universe. HUFFLEPUFF!
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 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.
National Sales Manager
Jason enjoys playing golf, Cleveland sports, and spending time with his family.
Kris has been growing the Smartstraps brand as high as the Rockies in her home state, CO. Surprise: she’s an outdoor enthusiast.
Ashley fulfills and invoices orders for our biggest customers. She is a badass mom, a reader, a crafter and lover of plants.
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.”
Senior Accountant – AP
Marcella enjoys going to Marblehead for sun, fun and fishing.
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.
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!
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 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.
Assisting Steve Oster, Victor works with the Towsmart brand. He loves taking his wife (April) and Son (Victor) anywhere warm.
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.
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!
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.
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 is a product encyclopedia and knows part numbers like she knows fishing. At home, you can find her in the garden or kitchen.
Senior Sales Support, National Accounts
Diane enjoys exploring the Hawaiian Islands, hiking and spending time with family & friends.
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!
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.