OSHKOSH, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Continental Girbau reports it recently welcomed a trio of new team members: National Accounts Manager Kylie McArthur, Technical Services Manager Shannon Rose and Consumer Financing Associate Grant Meerdink.
McArthur develops and executes strategies for achieving national account revenue, profit and market share goals. In doing so, she leads company efforts to maintain and expand relationships with large, multi-location customers.
“Kylie holds solid experience in national account sales and results,” says Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales. “Her skill set will help Continental to pursue and grow new market opportunities and business volume.”
McArthur, who holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wis., most recently served in sales positions at Allergan Pharmaceuticals and Cintas Corp., both in Milwaukee.
“I am beyond excited to be a part of Continental’s close-knit group of employees,” she says. “All are equally motivated to contribute to the success of the company. I look forward to growing the national accounts program into something special.”
Rose is responsible for overseeing the technical services support required for the installation and repair of Continental commercial laundry equipment throughout North America.
His daily responsibilities include providing end-user and distributor support, as well as internal management of Continental’s technical support specialists. Rose also manages distributor training and field inspections.
“We’re fortunate to have Shannon on board,” says Dave Mc Allister, Continental’s director of services and product management. “He will be involved in all technical aspects of commercial laundry products and take the lead on future growth and development of our customer-facing support.”
Rose launched his career with the U.S. Air Force in 2000, supervising a team responsible for the troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair of C-17 and F-15 airframes. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in chemistry (2009) and a master’s degree in business administration (2012), both from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO). Most recently, he served Galloway Co., in Neenah, Wis., as a value stream manager/operations leader.
“I look forward to contributing to the laundry industry; taking the lead on the future growth and development of customer technical support; and learning the chemistry side of the business,” says Rose.
As a consumer financing associate, Meerdink is responsible for processing and monitoring all consumer finance transactions and programs with third-party finance sources, distributors, end users and company staff.
“Grant works daily by communicating with key stakeholders regarding loan financing,” says Pam Kuffel, Continental’s financial services manager. “His attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple projects makes him a valuable addition to the team.”
Meerdink, who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marian University, most recently served as a financial assistant intern with Reisterer Financial.
“I really like Continental’s family atmosphere,” says Meerdink. “Everyone here is very welcoming and makes sure you know that your contribution to the company is valued.”