Why We Do What We Do
Curious about us? We have manufactured commercial kitchen equipment for decades. Things have certainly changed through the years. But one thing remained constant: we understand the business and we get our customers.
Winston Industries came into being because of our partnership with a famous Colonel. We developed a fryer specifically to meet his restaurants’ needs. In a return to our roots, we are prioritizing customizable features and engineering over production equipment. We will be driven by our customers’ needs.
Our founder, Winston Shelton, left a stable engineering career in the late 1960s because of his entrepreneurial spirit and a driving need to create. He developed a whole new class of cooking and holding equipment that others still attempt to copy.
We’re building upon this legacy because we believe in developing partnerships with customers. There is an entrepreneur in each of us. It’s the reason we’ve expanded our business – with innovation, new products and geographical growth – to perpetuate our entrepreneurial spirit and provide the opportunity for others to do the same.
Who We Are
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.
Foodservice Leadership Team
With over a century of combined experience in foodservice, the Leadership Team at Winston keeps the future’s vision in the forefront, while leaning on the heritage and tradition the company was founded on over 50 years ago.