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Clark Retires From Girbau

Technical Service Manager Gary Clark, of Oshkosh, Wis., 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, according to a news release.

“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,” said Mike Floyd, GNA president.

Throughout his career, Clark designed and led countless service training workshops for distributors and end users, fielded a huge 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,” said Floyd.

Director of Services and Product Management Dave Mc Allister agreed. “For over 27 years the chair of technical knowledge at Girbau North America has been anchored by Gary Clark,” said Mc Allister. “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,” said Clark. “I specially want to than 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.”