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

Renee Bechler

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

Rich Bloom

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

Dave Bobkovich

Project Manager
Dave specializes in IT and infrastructure projects. He enjoys cheering on CLE sports teams with family, concerts, and poker.

Antonio Bohannon

Warehouse Worker
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!

Kevin Brooks

Chief Operating Officer
Kevin leads all WP business operations. He has been playing soccer since the age of 3 and still plays in local leagues.

Andy Carcioppolo

Vice President Cleveland Cleaning Company
The brains behind the SWOPT brand and “Chief Millennial”. An outdoorsman at heart, he loves a good chocolate milk.

Shane Clements

Warehouse Worker
Shane’s work ethic is no surprise: He is a heavy equipment operator / construction engineer in the US ARMY. Salute!

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.

Marcial Ezhevaria

Kenny Franklin

Warehouse Worker
Kenny spends most of his time in the warehouse receiving dept. He is passionate about music and has a singing group called AHKI.

Chen Gao

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

Rick Gyure

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.

Phillip Harris

Warehouse Worker
Phillip does whatever it takes to accomplish daily warehouse work. He is a biker of all sorts: BMX, mountain and dirt bikes.

Troy Hatcher

Project Engineer
Troy designs product & packaging. He also works on new product generation. When not at work, he enjoys not working. HA!

Antoine Holley

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

Heather Jones

Accounts Payable
Heather processes payments at WP. Her spare time is dedicated to daughter Hayden and anything adventurous including travel.

Rory Kelly

FLAT CAT Inside Sales
Rory fulfills FlatCat orders, maintains product quality & customer service. He’s a lover of golf, fly fishing and his daughters.

Dontell Kennedy

Warehouse Worker
Dontell spends his work hours at the receiving docks. When he’s not at work he makes time for family and traveling.

Matt Kentner

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

DShawn Long

Warehouse Worker
DShawn considers himself an import/export specialist. He’s super competitive, especially in sports. LOOK OUT on the courts!

Emmanuel Long

Warehouse Worker
Emmanuel runs at high speeds at WP, and after work he unwinds by listening to music. He strives to be great at everything he does.

Kelly Lotts

Receiving
TRACKS : Kelly TRACKS incoming containers and invoices all DI customers when she’s not racing motocross and flat TRACK.

Jeffrey Loving

Warehouse Worker
Jeff is a stellar warehouse worker. He is a family man who enjoys road trips, Thanksgiving, and cheering on the NY Giants.

Matt Mabie

National Sales Manager
Matt manages green grass and distributor accounts for FLAT CAT. He’s got 3 dogs he enjoys hiking with when he’s not playing golf.

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.

Mark Moore

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

Lilit Nazaryan

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

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.

Dan Peterre

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

Jodi Phillips

Assistant Buyer
Jodi cuts POs for direct imports and manages those orders. She’s a crafty mom who enjoys expanding her creativity any way she can.

Bradley Pittman

Warehouse Worker
Brad works in all areas of the warehouse. Head of The US Treasury, he invests money and manages his own stocks.

Brandon Pittman

Warehouse Worker
At WP he packages orders. He would like to think himself as Batman, “True greatness doesn’t come without pain or loss!!”

Mackenzie Platten

ERP Manager
Mackenzie enhances workflow processes surrounding GP. Her spare time is devoted to family, volunteering and Pookie Von Skips.

Jason Pokorny

National Sales Manager
Aside from poking fun at office neighbor Matt Kentner he sometimes quotes customers. And like all the guys here, he golfs.

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

CFO

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.

Adam S. Sevel, MBA

Warehouse Manager
“Empire of the universe”? He handles inventory and order fulfillment. He’s also a fireman, loves his girls and his dogs.

Steve Spirko

Marketing Director
Steve manages all things marketing. Outside the office he loves his family, craft beer, and CLE sports in no specific order.

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.

David Stokowski

Vicki Swearingen

Customer Service Manager
Vicki is everybody’s mother at WP, her carrot cake is amazing. You can also find Vicki watching her grandsons play sports.

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.

Elise Venditti

Digital Manager
Elise’s love for donuts benefits us all. She’s our e-commerce and digital marketing queen, at home Mr. Guido (cat) is king.

Joe Vucic

Warehouse Worker
Joe does a little bit of everything in the warehouse and on his breaks, you can find him in the lunchroom reading his Bible.

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.

Doug Whitner

Executive VP
Doug oversees all WP brands and leads new opportunity development. He’s a super busy, talented man with a positive outlook and great sense of humor. 

Chelsea Xiao

Staff Accountant
She’s our accounts receivable guru focused on reconciliation and depreciation. She’s got a knack for flowers and complicated puzzles.

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!