Chicago-based specialty substrates provider GPA announces that it has hired Anna Ruffolo as its new senior vice president of finance and operations.
In her new role, Ruffolo is charged with advancing GPA’s financial management strategy and operational efficiencies and will serve as head of the 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 the company’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,” says 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.”