GPA Announces New Territory Sales Managers for Southern and Northern California Regions
CHICAGO—August 4, 2014—GPA proudly announces the addition of two new territory sales managers: Alma Swift and Brett Greene. Their experience, leadership, enthusiasm and knowledge of the markets they serve make them a perfect fit for GPA. They will enable GPA to continue providing the highest levels of support and substrate expertise to help customers grow their business.
Alma Swift comes to GPA with over 20 years of experience in the printing industry, and will serve the markets of Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to joining GPA, she held various sales positions at commercial print shops, whose specialties ranged from web printing to educational teaching aids. Alma’s love of the graphic arts industry started in high school when she worked for a small printing company doing everything from preparing plates and shooting negatives, then she went on to study Graphic Arts at Pasadena City College. Alma stays active in the industry with her membership in the Printing Industries of Northern California (PINC) and through Women in Print.
"Alma’s work within the graphics community in Southern California puts her in a unique position to offer creative and substantive support for our customers in that region," said Jim Bender, GPA’s West region area vice president. "She is extremely well connected and has an enthusiasm for her work that will support our customers in the greater Los Angeles market."
Brett Greene will serve the markets of Northern California, Reno, and Las Vegas. He also joins GPA with over 20 years of experience in the printing industry, having most recently worked for Ricoh as a sales manager for two years. Prior to Ricoh, Brett spent nearly 15 years with Kelly Paper as a sales representative, and before that he worked for Xpedx for seven years as a branch manager.
“Brett’s experience and work ethic will bring a new level of support and a significant presence as GPA continues to expand in the Northern California market," noted Bender. "Since he has worked in the Bay Area print market for many years, he has a tremendous knowledge and understanding for what needs to be done to provide superior and professional service to our customers.”
GPA is the premier source for specialty substrates and solutions for offset and digital 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).