SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Continental Girbau West (CG West) has hired Andrew “Bud” Bakker as vice president of sales. In his new role, Bakker manages and works to grow the regional distributor’s vended, on-premise and industrial laundry sales efforts.
“Bud is an incredibly experienced sales professional with undeniable character,” says Continental Girbau President Mike Floyd. “He understands field sales and comes to CG West with more than 28 years of experience.”
Bakker launched his career in 1984 as an owner/operator of Simon and Son Fine Dry Cleaning, in Woodinville, Wash., where he stayed for 11 years. He went on to serve Westport Supply, Tukwila, Wash., where he handled drycleaning, industrial laundry, hotel laundry and janitorial supply sales. Most recently, he served as the Northwest sales account manager at Dynamic Sales and Service, Kirkland, Wash., where he managed a territory including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
A subsidiary of Wisconsin-based Continental Girbau Inc., CG West serves the California vended, on-premise and industrial laundry markets by providing equipment, parts, financing, service, warranty and training.