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Girbau North America Expands Team

Company hires new team members in shipping, consumer finance, sales and more

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Girbau North America (GNA) reports it welcomes several new team members to the company.

Joining GNA recently are the following team members: Jacob Bruneau, from Oshkosh, shipping and receiving specialist; Amy Bartol, of Berlin, Wis., consumer finance associate; Anjelynn Coyne, of Fond du Lac, Wis., inside sales associate; Brett Lobajeski, of Fond du Lac, GNA technical field support specialist; and Kristi Williams, of Oshkosh, manager of Oshkosh Express Laundry Center.

“As our company continues its rapid growth, we look for skilled and highly qualified individuals to join our team,” says Mike Floyd, GNA president. “We are excited to welcome these self-starting individuals to our talented staff.”

As shipping and receiving specialist, the firm notes, Bruneau assists with receiving and the fulfillment of equipment and parts orders, in addition to a variety of other tasks, including basic parts repair, forklift operation and clerical duties. He comes to GNA with 20 years of experience in manufacturing and heavy industrial equipment operation.


GNA explains that, Bartol, consumer finance associate, is responsible for processing and monitoring all consumer finance transactions and programs with third-party finance sources, distributors, end users and company staff.


Bartol, the firm adds, brings over 15 years of business experience to GNA and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), respectively.


In her new role as inside sales associate, the company relates, Coyne interfaces with GNA staff, distributors and customers on a daily basis; manages GNA’s lead qualification process; and handles inside sales and customer relations duties.


Coyne holds an associate’s degree in business analysis, as well as a global studies certificate from Moraine Park Technical College, in Fond du Lac, the firm says.


As GNA technical field support specialist, Lobajeski assists GNA customers and distributors with product maintenance, installation, troubleshooting and servicing concerns, in addition to managing technical service and maintenance for GNA’s Oshkosh Express Laundry Center, GNA relates.


Lobajeski, it adds, who holds more than 30 years of experience as a commercial products technician, earned an associate’s degree in engine technology, emissions and power transmission from Moraine Park Technical College, in Fond du Lac.


As manager of Oshkosh Express Laundry Center, in Oshkosh, Williams is responsible for staff, cash, inventory and facility management, as well as quality control and commercial accounts, GNA relates. She holds 10 years of hospitality industry customer service and meeting planning experience.


GNA describes itself as having, “The world’s most comprehensive offering of commercial, industrial and vended laundry solutions, with brands including Continental Girbau, Girbau Industrial, Sports Laundry Systems, Poseidon Textile Care Systems, Express Laundry Centers and OnePress Ironer.”


Girbau North America notes it is the largest of 16 subsidiaries of Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau), based in Vic, Spain, and adds that, “Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 100 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).”