CITY Introduces New Minnesota Regional Manager
Jay Rasmussen has come a long way since discovering the laundry business in high school and is excited to bring his experience to CITY as Minnesota’s new Regional Manager.
“Anything from being on a route, to plant general manager in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas,” Jay said. “I have worked in so many positions in the laundry world and I still love it.”
Jay was born and raised in Alaska close to the State’s largest metropolitan area, Anchorage. He fondly remembers his time growing up even though it’s much different from what you might expect.
“I remember being very young and riding a three-wheeler, miles down the dirt road through the snow to my friend’s house,” Jay said. His dad would even come across plenty of moose on his way to work.
He knew the colleges in Alaska weren’t an option for him and leaving Alaska seemed inevitable. Jay left to attend Gonzaga University in Washington state before transferring to the University of Minnesota where he discovered his love for the Midwest. While he worked in different jobs, Jay always felt more connected to the industrial laundering space than any other field of business. He is especially excited about working with CITY’s customers in Minnesota and represent the business throughout the state.
“I heard from many people with other laundries how much they love CITY,” Jay said. “I fell in love with the culture and I am excited to be here.”
While his career took him all across the country, he decided to settle in the Twin Cities area and continues to live there with his wife and their three kids. They take up most of Jay’s time and he loves spending it with them. His family is avid campers, and they enjoy exploring new places to camp. When he is not at work, he is trying to improve his golf swing and also work out every morning.
“When you work out, everything’s just easier,” Jay said. “I am less of a lunatic when I get the chance to do it.”
Over the past couple of years, Jay spent time building his own consulting business for laundry companies. It was his way of wanting to help as many people as possible to reach their full potential and help them succeed. He loves performing, communicating and engaging with as many people as possible.
“I love teaching,” Jay said. “Training is so important and being able to see someone be their best really drives me.”