Chicago, IL – GPA, the market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital, and wide format printing, announces that Anna Ruffolo has joined GPA as the new Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations. In her new role, Ruffolo will advance GPA’s financial management strategy and operational efficiencies, and will serve as the head of the Accounting, Operations, and Purchasing departments. She will also play a vital role in the strategic direction andleadership of the company as a member of GPA’s Executive Leadership Team.
Ruffolo comes to GPA with considerable experience in financial and operational leadership. Prior to joining GPA in 2016, Anna served as Director of Operations/CFO at the Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago, where she held other roles over the course of five years including Grant Administration, Human Resources, and Accreditation Liaison Officer. Anna’s experience also includes four years as Executive Director of Finance and Operations at the Copernicus Foundation, and nine years at other companies in a variety of accounting positions.
“We are truly honored to welcome Anna to GPA’s Senior Leadership Team,” said Bob Niesen, GPA’s President and CEO. “Her well-rounded background in both finance and operations makes her a great addition to ourgrowing company. Under her leadership, GPA will be even better positioned torespond to the needs of our customers as we further expand into new segments of the graphic arts industry.”
Ruffolo received her Bachelor of Arts degrees from Dominican University in International Business and French.
GPA is the premier source for specialty substrates and solutions for offset, digital, wide format, narrow web, and desktop printing. Products include coated and uncoated papers, pressure sensitive and specialty papers, synthetic films and substrates exclusively engineered for HP Indigo and other digital presses. GPA is an HP Indigo Preferred Partner and a Diamond Partner of Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative). GPA is part of FedrigoniGroup, a leading international manufacturer and converter of value-added specialty papers founded in 1888. For more information on GPA or the products it offers, visit www.askgpa.com or contact GPA Customer Support at 800-395-9000.