Meet Celeste Boies

Celeste began college as an undeclared science major, and realized that she had a passion for looking at how things work (and how they can be made better) from the smallest building blocks of the material or process on up.

Celeste began college as an undeclared science major, and realized that she had a passion for looking at how things work (and how they can be made better) from the smallest building blocks of the material or process on up.

"It wasn’t long before some of my teachers suggested engineering as a career choice for me, and when I did some research into the different types of engineering I discovered that plastics manufacturing fit with what I enjoyed most."

She considers herslf  lucky to have had advisors who took the time to get to know their students, and help them find internships or jobs that would be the best fit for them based upon their strengths and passions. It was one of her advisors who saw where her focus and talents could be useful, and introduced her to Ray Coombs and Westminster Tool.

She believes the greatest part of working at Westminster is their complete investment in the employees to help them reach their full potential and ensuring they have all of the tools necessary to achieve greatness.

"My favorite part of my job is that I learn something new every day. I do so many different things here – from shipping and receiving to inspection to project management – that there has not been one day where I did not learn something new, no matter how big or small that new thing may have been."

Celeste's greatest asset is her desire to bring innovation to the plastics industry, combined with a voracious appetite for acquiring knowledge to benefit the company and the industry as a whole.

Currently, she believes the industry’s greatest challenge is discarding older “tried-and-true” methods of manufacturing in favor of newer, more efficient ways of doing things. "There is a lot to be said for taking some process that you know works, and completely overhauling it to make it work better. It is not always easy, but the ability to adapt and change to not only meet but exceed our goals in this industry is a challenge we take on every single day."