Virgil L. Winland retired from his position as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Worthington Industries in 2021 after 50 years of service at the company.
Winland was employed at Lennox Industries when Worthington acquired its cylinders business in 1971. After various roles with the cylinders division, he became vice president of manufacturing in 1985 and group vice president of Worthington Cylinders in 1995. Two years later, Winland earned the role of group president of Worthington Cylinders. He was named senior vice president of manufacturing in 2001, where he was responsible for coordinating best practices throughout all business units, drove cost reduction efforts and worked to assess, develop and monitor manufacturing plans across the company.