OSHKOSH, Wis. — Gary Clark, technical service manager for commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Girbau North America, recently retired after 27 years of service to the company.
He began working for GNA at its formation in 1995 and was among its first employees hired.
GNA President Mike Floyd says Clark will be missed for his friendship and many contributions: “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.”
Throughout his long 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,” 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. 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.”
Clark thanked current and past GNA staff for the support they provided throughout his career.
“I especially want to thank Mike Floyd for the confidence he had in me when he hired me,” Clark says. “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.”