When a TM role for Gallagher came along it gave Girard a way back into the industry he loves: agriculture.
"I loved it, I loved the role, but when we had a family, I wanted to be there every night while they were young. So I left for four years and worked in a rural store — where we sold Gallagher equipment among others!
"My youngest started school in 2013, and I was keen to get back to a TM's role. When the opportunity arose for me to come back again, that was perfect."
Girard says the rural store experience was invaluable, allowing him to really understand the business from both sides.
"I love working for Gallagher — the innovations are brilliant, and the atmosphere is very rewarding."