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Bob Leavitt Named Vice President of Manufacturing at Winston Industries

10/18/12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 2012 • Louisville, KY – Winston Industries is pleased to announce the promotion of Bob Leavitt to the position of Vice President of Manufacturing.

Bob Leavitt has been with Winston Industries for over 11 years. Prior to Winston, Bob worked for more than 25 years in the powered-metal and fabrication industries, bringing substantial experience in manufacturing and operations management as well as planning.

“Bob has been a valuable asset in the development of our Manufacturing department,” said Valerie Shelton, CEO at Winston Industries. “We are confident that Bob will maintain the high quality of workmanship for which Winston Industries is known and continue to improve on our production practices.”

Among his responsibilities as Vice President of Manufacturing, Mr. Leavitt will ensure the company operates under Lean Manufacturing practices, translate marketing forecasts into appropriate data for planning purposes, and determine factory capabilities and performance measures to provide optimum productivity.

About Winston Industries
Winston Industries, LLC is an innovative foodservice equipment manufacturer headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Founded by Winston L. Shelton in 1969, Winston Industries is a family-owned business and is in its fifth decade of designing, building, and marketing state-of-the-art foodservice equipment for restaurant chains, schools, fine-dining establishments, food stores, and other operations. Winston’s customers are among the most well-known foodservice brands in the world. The company employs more than 150 people in the Louisville facility, with a network of sales professionals and partners that covers the globe.

Winston’s family of brands includes Collectramatic® – the original workhorse used for frying KFC chicken; Controlled Vapor Technology or CVap® – a breakthrough in cooking and holding foods at their optimum condition and used in kitchens around the world from fine-dining chefs to fast-food operators; and its newest brand, Kitchen Data Systems™ – a revolutionary temperature management system that presents the company with an exciting opportunity to make a difference in food safety. Additional information about Winston and the company’s product offerings is available at http://www.winstonindustries.com

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