OSHKOSH, Wis. — Girbau North America, the largest of 17 subsidiaries of laundry products provider Girbau Global Laundry Solutions based in Vic, Spain, reports that Tyler Willman recently joined the company as regional sales manager in training.
In this training role, he is immersed in all aspects of Girbau NA’s internal departments, including shipping and receiving, parts, technical services, customer care, lead fulfillment and sales, according to the company.
His responsibilities include daily interface with end-user lead inquiries, distributer lead fulfillment and service request follow-up, among many others. This position ultimately leads to a regional sales manager role.
“Tyler is personable, inquisitive and intelligent young professional that picks up laundry industry nuances in a snap,” says Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales. “His work ethic, charisma and willingness to work as part of a team make him a perfect fit for our company.
“We are glad to have him as part of our team and excited to share him with our customers in his eventual role as a GNA regional sales manager.”
Before joining Girbau NA, Willman played three years of professional baseball with the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif.; served two years as an inside sales associate for JJ Keller in Neenah, Wis.; and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Willman, who looks forward to learning more about the laundry industry and developing relationships with Girbau NA distributors, believes his professional baseball experience will come in handy.
“Baseball teaches you a lot of life lessons that I carry over into my everyday life,” he says. “In professional baseball, a strong competitive attitude is a must for bringing your ‘A’ game every day. There is always someone looking to replace you, so giving it your all, day in and day out, is the same mindset I use in the workforce today.
“I very much enjoy being part of the GNA team. Everyone is welcoming, friendly and willing to help with any and all questions.”