45 Years of Leadership and Distinction in the Staffing Industry
Ron Stevens, President
There is a range of sentiments customarily associated with the launch of a new business. From exhilaration and eagerness to apprehension and uncertainty, the owner or owners of a fledgling company can experience many emotional swings on almost a daily basis as they strive to build a solid foundation.
Among these states of mind there are also expectations, particularly those related to the growth and success of the business, as well as its longevity and the celebration of many milestones along the way.
All of the above has indeed come to pass for the team at Winters Technical Staffing, as August 3, 2017 signified 45 years of leadership and distinction for our company in the staffing industry.
Initially known as Winters Design, the company was established through my discussions with Bob Winters, a mechanical engineer from Holland who at the time was living in the Yonge-Eglinton area of Toronto; the ‘Winters’ component was derived from Bob’s formal name, Robert Van Winterswyk. Sadly, Bob passed away from leukemia at the young age of 28, just 18 months after we first opened our doors.
Growth, Success, and Respectability
Throughout the past 45 years, Winters Technical Staffing has benefitted from the talents and dedication exhibited by some of the finest people within and outside of our industry.
Christopher (Chris) Robin Axford joined Winters in 1978, and subsequently became my partner in the business. From his first day here through to his retirement in 2000, Chris demonstrated an aura of honesty, integrity, and professionalism that clearly lifted the company to its level of respectability today.
In 1979, Ron Haby became a member of the Winters team and he was later instrumental, together with Chris Axford, in establishing our Mississauga office. A mere 38 years after joining the firm, Ron remains with us as Co-Owner and Branch Manager of the Mississauga office; it is also my good fortune to consider Ron a very close friend and confidant.
Angela Caldwell emigrated from Ireland in 1981, and shortly thereafter landed her first job in Canada as part of the Winters organization. This has also been her only job in this country, as she has now been with us for 36 years. Angela’s considerable experience is a truly valued asset in her role as Controller.
At first glance, people will often make an assumption that Keith Duval must be my twin brother; this has been occurring since Keith joined the company in 1984. Today, he is a respected member of our team as Co-Owner and Branch Manager of the Markham office that services the Aerospace and Electronics industries.
Brian Taverner has been with Winters since 1996, and he is now Co-Owner and Branch Manager of our Ajax office. Brian is supported by Natasha Beharry, Senior Recruiter, who recently celebrated 12 years at Winters; together, they provide invaluable service to the Manufacturing and Trades sectors.
In addition to the team members mentioned above, we are most fortunate to have many long-standing contributors within our organization, including:
Branch Manager, Toronto
Senior Recruiter, Brampton
While it is very difficult to describe in writing my respect for the many people involved in our company, both past and present, as well as my gratitude for their commitment and contributions to our growth and success, suffice it to say that I am deeply honoured to celebrate our 45 years of excellence with them collectively and in spirit.
Services and Specialities
Supported by 45 years of recruiting and staffing success, Winters Technical Staffing can be a reliable and valuable resource for employers across a wide range of industries that are looking to acquire new or additional talent for their organizations; Winters specializes in satisfying the staffing needs of numerous industries, including but not limited to:
- Supply Chain
- Industrial Trades
In addition, Winters Technical Staffing offers the distinct advantage of extended support through Protech Solutions, our partner company with offices in Canada and U.S., for specialized recruiting in the aerospace and mass transit industries.
Winters Technical Staffing – a reputable name in Canada’s staffing industry for 45 years.