OSHKOSH, Wis. — Technical Service Manager Gary Clark has recently retired after 27 years of service with Girbau North America (GNA). Clark started with GNA at its formation in 1995 and was among the first employees hired.
GNA President Mike Floyd says Clark will be missed for both his friendship and many contributions to the company. “We’ve all been fortunate to work alongside Gary, to get to know him and his family on a personal level, and to call him a friend,” he says.
Throughout his career, Clark designed and led service training workshops for distributors and end-users, fielded a massive number of service phone calls, provided on-site technical expertise and was the go-to person for “anything product related.” He worked closely with the sales team and Girbau Global Laundry Solutions on product development and continuing improvement, and interfaced daily with GNA’s professional distributor network.
“He leaves big shoes to fill,” says Floyd.
Director of Services and Product Management Dave McAllister agrees. “For over 27 years, the chair of technical knowledge at Girbau North America has been anchored by Gary Clark,” said McAllister. “Many a service technician has depended on Gary’s wealth of knowledge, experience and direction to diagnose and repair GNA laundry equipment. Gary held a high standard for anyone who called himself a technician, and rightly so, as he himself was exceedingly talented in both mechanical and electrical repairs. Girbau employees and customers congratulate Gary Clark for his years of service and dedication, which have long served the commercial laundry industry.”
“I want to thank all the current and past staff working at GNA for the support given to me over my tenure of 27 years,” says Clark. “I especially want to thank Mike Floyd for the confidence he had in me when he hired me. I have truly been blessed and want to thank all the great people that have helped me achieve my lifetime goals. I always tell people that I deal with people who strive to be the best that they can be, and I have strived to do the same.”
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