Virgil L. Winland
Senior Vice President - Manufacturing
Worthington Industries, Inc.
Virgil L. Winland was named senior vice president of manufacturing for Worthington Industries in January of 2001. Winland is responsible for coordinating best practices throughout all business units, driving cost reduction efforts and works with all Worthington business units to assess, develop and monitor their manufacturing plans.
Winland joined Worthington in 1971 when the company acquired the cylinders business from Lennox Industries. Winland was a production worker at Lennox prior to serving numerous operating positions in the Worthington Cylinders division. He was named vice president of manufacturing in 1985 and group vice president of Worthington Cylinders in 1995. In 1998, Winland was named group president of Worthington Cylinders.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Winland and his wife have four children.
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2018 fiscal year sales of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 81 facilities in 11 countries.