Together with his Father, John L. “Jack” Girard and his brother, Bob Girard, John started Girard Equipment in 1952. As President, John took great pride in his business, helping to grow Girard Equipment into one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of tank component equipment and petrochemical distributors. John took great pride in the relationships he established in the industry, while keeping pace with the ever-changing needs of the market. Retiring in 2003, John entrusted three of his sons, Timothy, Michael and David, with running the business. Girard Equipment to this day is known for the innovative and high quality products the company produces paved by John’s vision and dedication with customer safety as the top priority.
The funeral took place in Jupiter, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33407.
The Bulk Distributor team sends its deepest sympathy to John’s family and friends.