We’re a family, and we have been since 1983.

Our employees actually want to come to work because they take pride in what they do and where they do it.
As a result, they work better and harder for our customers.

Meet Our Team!

Ted Crary

Division Manager

When did you start working for CENTRI®?

I started working for CENTRI® as a temp in May 1997 and was later hired on full time in August of 1997.

Why do you love your job?

I love the people that I work with as well as the customers we get to work with on a daily basis. We all work hard, but have a lot of fun as well. 

What’s the most useless talent you have?

It is fairly useless, but it goes over well at parties and gets some laughs. Imitations of Sean Connery, Yoda, Carl Spackler from “Caddyshack” and the head coach from the movie “Major League.”

Jerry Waldon

Product Manager

When did you start working for CENTRI®?

I started working for CENTRI® September of 2014.

Why do you love your job?

I love the opportunity to creatively solve problems for our partners. From initially diagnosing the root cause to building our first prototype, the entire process really fascinates me.

In 40 years, what is one thing you think everyone will be nostalgic for?

Human interaction. My job as a product manager keeps me in constant contact with a diverse group of people and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I think as social media and technology advance, we lose ourselves behind our devices. It is and will always be very important to unplug and spend time with people face-to-face.

Kendall Meuwissen

Engineer/Designer

When did you start working for CENTRI®?

I first started working for CENTRI® precleaners in June of 2017.

Why do you love your job?

I love my job because it allows me to be creative and work on challenging projects and every day, I am surrounded by a fun and knowledgeable group of people.

What was the best purchase you have ever made?

The best purchase I have ever made was buying tickets to see “Hamilton: An American Musical.” The show was absolutely amazing!

Randy Winchel

Owner/President

When did you start working for CENTRI®?

I started working with the previous owner in the late 80’s. One day in early 2005, I asked him what he was going to do with the company when he retired. His answer: “Why, are you interested in buying it?” I said “yes” and on November 15, 2005 it was mine.

Why do you love your job?

I enjoy being an owner and having employees dedicated to me and the business. I like to see progress in our business and I like to see my employees enjoy the fruits of their labor in their personal lives.

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Algebra, can you believe it? I had a great teacher and it was interesting to me. I guess that’s why I entered the machining arena!

Brian Hillmer

Director of Operations

When did you start working for CENTRI®?

I started working for CENTRI® in 2002.

Why do you love your job?

I love achieving milestones with my co-workers. I would “jump into a foxhole” with them and I know they would do the same with me.

What is your favorite movie quote?

“You pray for rain you gotta deal with the mud too” from the “The Equalizer.” It’s a reminder to vet the decisions you make and prepare yourself to deal with the aftermath, effects or consequences.

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