OSHKOSH, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently welcomed Kim Loderbauer as Continental Creative Services (CCS) manager, Brennan Pollnow as Girbau Industrial project and customer support specialist, Madisen Sagen as accounting associate, and Melissa Nygaard as Oshkosh Express Laundry Center manager. All new hires reside in Oshkosh, Wis., where Continental is headquartered.
“Continental, and its subsidiaries and brands, have experienced rapid growth in our quest to offer the highest quality products, services and support to our distributor network and end users,” said Continental President Mike Floyd. “We’re thrilled to welcome Kim Loderbauer, Melissa Nygaard, Brennan Pollnow and Madisen Sagen to our hard-working and productive family.”
Loderbauer holds 20 years of graphic design, advertising and marketing experience. In her new role, she manages the planning and production of creative projects for CCS, a Continental subsidiary offering marketing, public relations and advertising services. She works closely with CCS and Continental team members to develop compelling and targeted marketing campaigns; design brochures, newsletters, advertisements, signage, direct-mail pieces and logos; and develop websites and web-based marketing tools. Loderbauer, who works in concert with the CCS team, end users and Continental distributors, earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Mount Mary College, in Milwaukee, in 1996.
Pollnow, who first joined Continental in February of 2016 as an inside sales and customer care associate, was recently promoted into a newly created position responsible for supporting lead and prospect qualification and management for the company’s industrial laundry brand – Girbau Industrial (GI). In this new role, he also handles development of equipment and services proposals, oversees sale and post-sale project management, innovates sales tools, and works closely with, and supports, GI customers and distributors. A 2016 graduate of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Pollnow holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.
As Continental’s accounting associate, Sagen assists with general accounting functions, including accounts receivable and cash management for all Continental subsidiaries. She also handles customer accounts and questions regarding payments, invoices and returns. Sagen holds five years of internship and professional experience in accounting and related fields. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in Spanish, from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2015.
Nygaard, who is charged with the management of Continental’s Oshkosh Express Laundry Center – a card-operated laundry offering Drop & Shop, Load & Leave and drop-off drycleaning services – holds eight years of office and retail management and inventory experience. In her new role, she recruits, schedules and directs Oshkosh Express Laundry Center staff and oversees daily cash management and inventories. Nygaard earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and music performance, from Ripon College, in Ripon, Wis., in 2008.