Chicago-based specialty substrate manufacturer GPA announces that Jules Gonzales has been promoted to the position of central region director of sales and accounts.
In his new role, Gonzales will provide leadership and support to GPA’s business development managers in the Midwest, while continuing to service key national accounts in a strategic capacity.
During his six years at GPA as a business development manager, Gonzales solidified his reputation as a supportive, creative, and results-driven professional, the company says. His proven track record of collaborative leadership, creating mutual business growth and developing personalized solutions for his clients’ individual needs have been instrumental in his advancement. In 2014, his contributions were recognized when he won GPA’s Salesperson of the Year Award, which is presented to one employee each year for high levels of achievement in promoting GPA’s corporate goals. Prior to joining GPA, Gonzales’ experience in the graphic arts industry included 12 years selling presses and press equipment, print and outdoor advertising.
“Watching Jules’ professional growth over the years has been extremely gratifying for me,” says David Maucieri, GPA’s senior vice president of sales. “Jules is a natural fit for the GPA sales leadership team; he is customer focused, well organized, and hardworking with the highest integrity. These positive attributes, combined with his business experience predating GPA, make him an outstanding fit for this new role.”