Get to know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Brandyn Raduenz
Position: Quality Assurance
Hobbies: Collects comic books & license plates

Q: How long have you worked at WINCO?
A: This week will be 2 years.

Q: Tell me a little about your family.
A: I am married to Autumn and we have two children, Trinity and Lincoln.

Q: You were recently married, did the COVID pandemic change any of your plans?
A: Luckily, no. We were married July 3rd at an outside venue. We were lucky that the venue stayed open.

Q: Do you have any plans for the summer?
A: We are trying to spend family time outdoors and at state parks.

Q: What type of comics do you collect?
A: Quite a broad range. I have DC, Marvel, and many before those two came out.

Q: What is your favorite comic book you own?
A: I recently acquired Wonder Woman #45 which has her origin story.

Q: What type of license plates do you collect?
A: Mostly farm plates, mainly from Minnesota, but I collect them from other states as well.


Thank you Brandyn for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Brandyn! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

Get to Know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Aaron Libra
Position: Accounts Receivable
Hobbies: Camping

Q: How long have you worked at WINCO?
A: I worked at WINCO from 2014 to 2016. I returned back in 2019.

Q: Can you tell me a little about your family?
A: I have a wife, Lynnea and twin sons, Hunter and Aidan.

Q: I see in your office, you have many bib numbers and medals. What are those all for?
A: In 2010 I got into a health kick. After a while, I got sick of just doing 5Ks, so I started doing various mud runs.

Q: What is a mud run?
A: They are normally 5K runs that incorporate obstacle courses in mud. The tough Mudder can be 12 miles.

Q: I hear your sons are involved in the Boy Scouts. Were you a Boy Scout too and do you still participate?
A: I was in Boy Scouts and am an Eagle Scout. I have my certificate hanging in my office. I also am an Assistant Scout Master for my boys’ troop.


Thank you Aaron for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Aaron! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

Get to know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with about 70 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Brian Widmer
Position: Punch press and laser cutter operator
Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, and collecting cars

Q: How long have you worked at WINCO?
A: It will be 10 years in August.

Q: You collect cars, how many do you have?
A: I have 3, a ’37 Chevy Sedan, ’68 Chevy Camaro, and a ’30 Model A Coupe.

Q: Do you have a favorite?
A: Definitely the Camaro.

Q: How long have you been interested in cars?
A: Ever since I was little. My dad was into body work. I got my first car in 2002.

Q: Do you go to any car shows?
A: The town of Henderson has a Classic Car Roll-In every Tuesday starting in May. Unfortunately, this year it has been postponed.


Thank you Brian for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Brian! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

– BIG DOG

Get to Know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Tyler DePoppe
Position: Sales Account Manager
Hobbies: Fishing, Disc Golf, Bowling, Riding Motorcycles

Welcome back Tyler to the WINCO Sales team!

Q: First, can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I have been married to my wife, Cortnee, for 9 years and we have a 3 year old golden retriever named Louie.

Q: Do you have any summer plans?
A: Finish upgrading my motorcycle and putting more miles on it this year. Also, add to my garden.

Q: I hear you go on an annual trip to Colorado, what is that about?
A: A couple of buddies and I trailer our motorcycles down to Colorado and ride in the mountains.

Q: Will you be taking the trip this year?
A: We are planning to in August.

Q: How is the journey back to WINCO?
A: It is good. A little different from when I left but getting back into the groove. Understanding the new products and relearning the old stuff. Trying to connect to customers that I dealt with for 4 years and also talking with new ones that I haven’t spoken to before.

Q: Has much changed?
A: Products that are offered. A lot has changed, from engines that are being used to the PTO line.


Thank you Tyler for taking time to talk to me, I look forward to working with you!

If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Tyler! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

BIG DOG

Get to Know WINCO

WINCO is a family-owned business with almost 80 employees. We thought it would be great to meet them!

Name: Shane Williams
Position: Chief Operations Officer
Years at WINCO: Seven
Hobbies: Fishing, snowmobiling, water sports, four wheeling, riding his motorcycle

On February 15th, Shane participated in the Snowmobile Fun Run. This was an all day event covering hundreds of miles.

Q: What is the Snowmobile Fun Run?
A: Every year the Nicollet County Trail Association Snowmobile Club has a Snowmobile Fun Run to raise money to go towards their scholarship fund. They have silent auctions, drawings and snowmobiling.

Q: Have you participated in this before?
A: This was my second year. We had a great amount of snow.

Q: How many miles did you go?
A: We drove 175 miles through 3 counties. The Fun Run has multiple destinations that each rider tries to get to.

Q: I heard you won a couple of awards, what were they?
A: I rode along with a buddy of mine and we received first place for making the most stops. Each stop we went to, got our name put into a drawing, I won a cash prize from that drawing.


Sounds like a lot of fun! If you come to visit us at WINCO, be sure to stop and say ‘Hi’ to Shane! Stay tuned, next month we will meet up with another great employee!

See you soon!

BIG DOG