Mary Ann Geers
GPA, Specialty Substrate Solutions
MaryAnn Geers is passionate for all things printed. Her love affair with the graphic arts began at age 17 when she started working as a typesetter and keyliner. She graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, OH with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in Visual Communications, and went on to teach evening classes in Computer Graphic Design. After spending a decade as an Account Executive at several graphic design firms, she later joined a well-known paper merchant, where for eight years she worked as a Specification Sales Rep/Marketing Services Manager supporting graphic designers to end users with all things paper.
MaryAnn has been with GPA for 14 years and currently serves the print markets of Central Ohio, south Kentucky, Louisville, Lexington and Western New York as a Territory Sales Manager. While at GPA, she has worked closely with marketing and advertising executives as an application expert in a spec sales capacity, and loves when she can help a client find the perfect substrate for their project. Her grasp of the technical mechanics of printing is amplified by her creative background for a uniquely knowledgeable perspective of the graphic arts industry.