Tyler Willman, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, recently joined Girbau North America (GNA) as the Regional Sales Director. In this role, he will be immersed in all aspects of GNA's internal departments, including shipping and receiving, parts, technical service, customer support, lead fulfillment and sales. His duties include the daily interface with lead inquiries from end users, fulfilling distributor leads and following up on service requests. This position ultimately leads to a regional sales manager role.
"Tyler is a personable, curious, and intelligent young professional who can quickly grasp the nuances of the laundry industry," said Joel Jorgensen, vice president of sales. “His work ethic, charisma and willingness to work as part of a team make him a perfect partner for our company. We are happy to have him as part of our team and look forward to sharing him with our customers in his later role as regional GNA sales manager. "
Before joining GNA, Willman played professional baseball with the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California for three years. spent two years as an inside sales associate for JJ Keller in Neenah, Wisconsin, and earned a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Looking forward to learning more about the laundry industry and building relationships with GNA dealers, Willman believes his professional baseball experience will be useful. "Baseball teaches you a lot of life lessons that I carry over into my everyday life," he said. “In professional baseball, a strong competitive attitude is a must to get your A game on every day. There is always someone who would like to replace you. So it is the same attitude that I use in the workforce today to give everything every day. I really enjoy being part of the GNA team. Everyone is friendly, kind, and ready to help with any questions. "