Business Development Manager,
Wide Format Market
As GPA’s Business Development Manager of the Wide Format Market, Matt Buckley serves as a market expert, providing strategic insights for GPA’s customers and sales professionals. It is his passion for the sign and graphics industry that drives him to help GPA’s customers achieve success in the wide format marketplace.
Matt’s responsibility for developing GPA’s collection of wide format products has him focused on seeking out high quality media that opens doors to practical and creative application opportunities. His collaboration with GPA’s customers allows him to better understand their business goals, and introduce them to innovative products and programs to help them break into lucrative new markets. Matt loves sharing his knowledge and experience with customers in person, through GPA’s educational webinars, and in national industry publications as a guest expert. Additionally, he ensures that GPA’s team is on the cutting edge with the latest information on wide format technology, trends, applications, and substrates.
Matt’s career in the graphic arts industry began in 1997 when he became a manager at a sign company. He spent 10 years working at different sign companies in various aspects of the business, ranging from sales and design to management. From there, he went on to own and operate his own sign shop, until he joined FDC Graphic Films and served as their Technical and Marketing Manager for eight years. Matt joined GPA in 2015 in his current position as Business Development Manager for the Wide Format Market.
His passion for helping people extends into his personal life; he gives back to his community as a Shriner and makes occasional parade appearances on a miniature motorcycle. He also volunteers with a youth group that emphasizes the development of leadership skills and personal character.
Matt earned his Associate of Applied Arts, Commercial Arts degree from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA.