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Continental welcomes new team members in service, marketing and sales

Nov. 2016 | Download Article
Continental welcomes new team members in service, marketing and sales

Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently welcomed Peter (PJ) Grasee, of Ripon, Wis., as inside sales and customer care associate; Sarah Griffin, of Fond du Lac, Wis., and Courtney Krepline, of Brillion, Wis., as graphic/web designers; Mike Lynch, of Oshkosh, Wis., as Girbau Industrial senior technical support specialist; and Alessander Marinho, of Oshkosh, Wis., and Jay VonOhlen, of Hendersonville, Tenn., as senior Girbau Industrial technicians.

In his new role as inside sales and customer care associate, Grasee interfaces with Continental staff, distributors and customers on a daily basis; manages Continental’s lead qualification process; and handles inside sales and customer relations duties. He earned a bachelor’s degree in media studies from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2015.

Griffin and Krepline, who are both graphic/web designers, orchestrate a number of design and web development functions within Continental’s marketing department. Krepline earned a bachelor’s degree in digital studio practice from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in 2016, and holds three years of augmented reality, design and production experience. Griffin, who brings 16 years of design, marketing and web design experience to Continental, holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Viterbo University, in La Crosse, Wis.

As Girbau Industrial senior technical support specialist, Lynch provides daily technical service, warranty processing and parts/equipment orders for Girbau Industrial. He holds 16 years of electro-mechanical experience, including nine years directly related to industrial laundry systems. Lynch, who most recently served as a field service technician for a major industrial laundry system manufacturer, also holds experience as an avionics electrician and supervisor for the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned an associate’s degree in general studies from Columbia College in Ft. Worth, Texas.

As senior Girbau Industrial technicians, Marinho and VonOhlen offer technical support for Girbau Industrial products from the field. Marinho is a certified electro-technical and electromechanical field service technician, who holds expertise in Girbau-specific laundry automation, hydraulics, programming, pneumatics and more. He comes to Continental from Girbau Brasil LTDA, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he served nine years and installed, maintained, repaired and tested Girbau laundry systems. While serving as technical manager there, he worked closely with customers and significantly grew product sales. VonOhlen brings 30 years of extensive experience in laundry plant management and engineering to Girbau Industrial. He holds a Class A Boiler Operator National License 1000HP, as well as an electrical technologies degree from Buffalo State in Buffalo, N.Y.

To find out more about Continental laundry products – backed by industry-leading warranties and customer care – visit their website or call 800-256-1073.

Continental Girbau Inc. is the largest of 15 subsidiaries of the Girbau Group, based in Vic, Spain. Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.