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Andrew 'Bud' Bakker joins CG West

March 2012 | Download Article
Andrew 'Bud' Bakker joins CG West

Santa Fe Springs, Calif.—Andrew ‘Bud’ Bakker recently joined Continental Girbau West (CG West), in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., as vice-president of sales. In his new role, Bakker manages and works to grow all vended, on-premise and industrial laundry sales efforts for CG West.

“Bud is an incredibly experienced sales professional with undeniable character,” said 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, in Tukwilla, Wash., where he handled dry cleaning, industrial laundry, hotel laundry and janitorial supply sales. Most recently, he served as the Northwest sales account manager at Dynamic Sales and Service, in Kirkland, Wash., where he managed a territory including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. At Dynamic Sales and Service, Bakker specialized in dry cleaning, on-premise, industrial and vended laundry equipment sales; dry cleaning plant and laundry design; and consulting.

An avid volunteer, Bakker has served as a Board member of the Washington State Dry Cleaners Association; an Elder at Seattle First Christian Reformed Church in Seattle, Wash.; as a member of the School Advancement Committee at Shoreline Christian School (SCS), in Shoreline, Wash.; as SCS’s assistant junior varsity and varsity volleyball coach and track coach; as a member of the Northwest Dry Cleaners Association; and as a member of the Citizens Emergency Response Team for Bier and Mountlake Terrace, Wash.

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. To learn more about CG West, visit their website or call 562-205-0140.

Continental Girbau, Inc. is the largest of 11 subsidiaries of Girbau S.A., based in Vic, Spain. Girbau S.A. laundry products – marketed throughout 80 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. Visit Continental here, or call 800-256-1073.