Continental Girbau has promoted Alessander Marinho (pictured), of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to Girbau Industrial (GI) technical service field manager-North America. In his new role, he is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the onsite project management and technical support services required for the installation, commissioning and training of GI laundry equipment in North America. 

“As we grow our market share, Alex will be responsible for building our technical expertise and developing our service technicians and staff,” said Dave Mc Allister, Continental director of services and product management. “His knowledge of GI equipment and his relationship with Girbau Global Laundry Solutions (Girbau) technicians make him a valuable asset to the sales and engineering teams at Continental.”

Marinho is a certified electro-technical and electro-mechanical field service technician who holds expertise in Girbau-specific laundry automation, hydraulics, programming, pneumatics, installation, commissioning, and more. Prior to joining Continental in 2016 as GI senior service technician, he served nine years at Girbau Brasil LTDA, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“I am really excited about my new role, and yet I am aware of the responsibility and commitment that comes with it,” said Marinho. “I look forward to developing an even stronger bridge between Continental and the Girbau factory, while strengthening our customer service and looking for ways to improve our machines and processes,” he said.