A lot of companies will tell you they “think outside the box.”
But that’s not us – we never actually fit in the box to begin with.
We’ve always enjoyed the position of being just a little different in our approach. Some have even called us a cult. We don’t mind. In fact, we’re sort of proud of it.
We’ve been manufacturing foodservice equipment for decades, and we admit we’ve been known to change direction over the years. While we aren’t perfect, one thing has remained constant: we understand the business and we get our customers.
Winston Industries came into being because of a partnership with a famous Colonel when we developed a fryer specifically to meet the needs of his restaurants.
We are returning to our roots by prioritizing customizable features and engineering over production equipment. What we do will be driven by our customers’ needs.
Founder Winston Shelton left GE in the late 60s because of his entrepreneurial spirit and a driving need to create something. He designed a workhorse of a pressure fryer for a legendary restaurant operator, as well as the ability to franchise an entire system. He created a whole new class of cooking and holding equipment that others attempt to copy to this day.
We’ve built upon this legacy because we believe in building partnerships with customers and because there is an entrepreneur in each of us. It’s the reason we’ve expanded our business – to perpetuate our entrepreneurial spirit and to provide the opportunity for others to do the same.
When people ask if you think outside the box, do you ask, “what box?” If the answer is YES and you are looking for a collaborative team to join, look no further!
We have endless curiosity and passion for finding new ways to do things. We believe in working both independently and collaboratively to create the best products and services possible. We consider flexibility a virtue, and we encourage questioning the status quo.
We place a high premium on integrity, accountability, passion, reliability, and the desire to be part of a team. So whether you’re a dreamer, nonconformist, problem-solver, collaborator, science geek, creative, people person, bean counter, widget maker, or team player, we are looking for folks who share the same values. Are you in?
Culture is a combination of core values, behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, and personalities that make up an organization. Corporate culture describes and governs the way owners and team members think, feel, and act. A person that is a culture fit simply “gets it”. They understand what is trying to be accomplished, and consistently support the values through their effort, communication, and actions.
At Winston, we are passionate about our culture and the core values contained in the following pages. We want to fill our company with team members that are ready to tackle any challenge. We want team members that are self-motivated to produce the best results and that want to be part of creating something great. It is our belief that a workforce comprised of similar mindsets results in a heightened sense of belonging and commitment and ultimately enables us to work more productively toward our common goal.