Chairman of the Board
As Chairman of the Board for GPA, Tom Booker provides guidance and consultation to GPA's Executive Leadership Team. In this role, he remains dedicated to supporting continued growth for the company, and for creating an unparalleled value for GPA's customers.
Tom has a diverse background as a senior executive and has held various sales, marketing and operational roles at Wallace Computer Services from 1981 to 2004. RR Donnelley purchased Wallace in 2004, where he last served as Group President – Forms, Labels and Office Products. After leaving RR Donnelley, Tom went on to serve as President and CEO of Nashua Corporation until its sale in 2009. He then became President and CEO at Teraco, a plastic card printer and converter until he joined GPA.
Within three years of Tom's appointment to GPA as President and CEO in 2010, the company experienced over 40% growth under his direction. In 2014, Tom took on the more strategic role of GPA's CEO to continue his high-level focus on leading GPA and their customers to a profitable and successful future. Then in 2015, he transitioned to his current role.
Tom is committed to and encourages giving back to the community; he has led GPA volunteer days at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and volunteers his time at his church as Chairman of the Finance Committee and through other organizational activities. He is also involved with West Suburban PADS, an organization that provides outreach and assistance to homeless individuals and families.
In addition to GPA, Tom serves as an active member on the Board of Directors for Cape Electric Supply and on the Board of Advisors for Source Cut Industries.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.