GPA (Chicago, Illinois), a market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital and wide-format printing, has announced that Anna Ruffolo has joined the company as its 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 its Accounting, Operations, and Purchasing Departments. She will also play a vital role in the strategic direction and leadership 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 the company, she served as Director of Operations and 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. Her 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’re 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 our growing company. Under her leadership, GPA will be even better positioned to respond 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 (River Forest, Illinois) in International Business and French.
GPA is a 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). The company is part of the Fedrigoni Group, a leading international manufacturer and converter of value-added specialty papers which was founded in 1888.