Chicago-based specialty substrate manufacturer GPA announces the hiring of Rob Olson as its newest business development manager. In his new role, Olson will focus on his familiarity of the local markets of Colorado and southern California, helping GPA customers grow their businesses.
Olson’s background includes 32 years of serving the graphic arts industry as a sales executive. His new company says his ability to build strong relationships within all levels of an organization has led to the development of many significant partnerships and programs during the course of his career, and adds that Olson comes to GPA with in-depth experience supporting the substrate needs of diverse markets through a variety of printing platforms.
“We are extremely excited to welcome someone with Rob’s tremendous experience and knowledge to GPA as we continue to grow out West,” says Jim Bender, GPA’s west region area vice president. “Because he’s been in the paper and print industry his entire career, he will offer a solution-based perspective in a continually changing industry. Our customers can look forward to his consultative approach bringing new and creative ideas to their organizations.”